The Mary Webb Society

Shrewsbury Heritage Railway Event Sunday 6th August Update

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

We are very busy getting ready for this event and have been given a generous amount of space in The Abbey Station for our displays and items for sale, including Gone to Earth books and the double CD of “Gone to Earth, Remembered and Revisited” which is a treasure trove of memories about the making […]

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August Events with Shrewsbury Heritage Railway Trust and County of Salop Steam Engine Society

Thursday, July 20, 2017

August promises to be another interesting month for the society with joint events with at first, seemingly unlikely groups, but think again because aspects of Mary Webb’s work appeal to all who appreciate her beautiful literary works and her landscape. Our theme of celebrating the centenary of the publication of Gone to Earth this year […]

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Report on The Snailbeach and Stiperstones Beach Party

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

What a pleasure to take part in The Snailbeach & Stiperstones Beach Party Event on Saturday 8th July. Thanks to the organisers, particularly Rachel North who organised the poetry and painting competitions from Stiperstones School. There was a tremendous response from the children with such delightful creative entries, making it very difficult for us to […]

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Snailbeach and Stiperstones Beach Party 7-9th July 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

The annual Beach Party will take place over the weekend from Friday 7th July – Sunday 9th July with fun events for the whole family at various locations around Snailbeach & Stiperstones. The Mary Webb Society will have a stall on Saturday on Snailbeach Football Club’s field from 2pm with displays, books & CDs for […]

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Mary Webb Exhibition at St Luke’s Church, Snailbeach SY5 0NY

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Our exhibition designed by Sue Hughes is now in place inside the beautiful St Luke’s Church, Snailbeach. This Victorian church was in danger of closure, but thanks to the efforts of local vicar, Reverend Giles Tulk and the parochial church council, it has now been designated a festival church with limited services but more community […]

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Summer School 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer School 2017 was held on Saturday 24 June at The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock.See the report in “Previous Events” section

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Gordon’s Walk 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

See the report on Gordon’s Walk in “Previous Events” section

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Much Wenlock Museum Display

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Our exhibition is now in place at Much Wenlock museum until October. It features some of the panels from The Treasures exhibition designed by Sue Hughes and previously on view at Shrewsbury Museum and Ludlow resource centre. Limited space couldn’t accommodate all the panels but nevertheless we are so pleased to see Mary Webb honoured […]

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Only 12 days left for Shrouds campaign

Friday, June 9, 2017

Thank you so much for what you have already done to support the Shrouds of the Somme project. You will know that on 10 May they launched a campaign to fundraise £150,000 to bring this extraordinary commemoration to fruition. The ‘all or nothing’ crowdfunding campaign will end on 18 June. Despite an overwhelmingly positive response […]

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Opportunity to visit Longner Hall / “Undern” 28th May2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Longner Hall in Atcham was the setting of “Undern,” home of Squire Jack Reddin in the 1950 film of Gone to Earth. The owners Mr & Mrs Burton are opening the  beautiful gardens  to the public on Sunday 28th May from 2-5pm. Admission £4    Children free   Home-made teas In aid of Atcham Church.   Historian […]

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Shrouds of The Somme Campaign

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Shrouds of the Somme. Bring Our Boys Home. On 10th May, celebrated singer-songwriter and Patron of Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Steve Knightley, helped to launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise £150,000 by 19th June to take ‘Shrouds of the Somme’ to London for an extraordinary and moving memorial exhibition to commemorate lost soldiers of the Great […]

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“Matilda” is alive and well!

Friday, April 21, 2017

“Matilda” the Foster traction engine featured in the film of Gone to Earth has been lovingly restored. We are hoping that it will make an appearance with engines of similar vintage at our joint events with Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust (6th August) and County of Salop Steam Engine Society (27th & 28th August). Photo of […]

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