The Mary Webb Society

There will be a screening of Gone to Earth, the 1950 classic film of Mary Webb’s novel which includes many local extras and was filmed in Shropshire. The film will be shown at The Anstice, Madeley, Telford TF7 5BB on Wednesday 2nd March at 2.00pm. Tickets are free but booking is necessary. There will be a Mary Webb society display and book sale. Please come along and support this community event in this beautifully restored historic building.
Tel. 01952 567232 or 07483 370257

Sunday, February 13, 2022


  • says:

    Could you possibly help me to correctly source a paragraph:
    “Shropshire is a county where the dignity and beauty of ancient things…..because it found little opportunity for expression”, for a book I am writing on Shropshire graveyards? I am featuring MW quite heavily and want to get it right, but my notes are unclear. With thanks, Harley Thomas.

    • liz says:

      Dear Harley thanks for your enquiry. The passage you mention is from Mary Webb’s foreword to Precious Bane written by her in May 1924. If you need any more information, please get in touch again. Your project sounds very interesting.
      Best wishes
      Liz Stamps

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