Dates and Details of Forthcoming Events

Listed here are forthcoming activities, speakers, visits, and special meetings. Monthly general meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2pm at Shifnal Village Hall.

Details of our previous speakers can be found by following this link - Previous Programmes

Dates for your Diary
April 2020
Tue Apr 28thMeetingSpeaker - Fran Sandham solo walk Africa An account of his 3,000-mile solo walk coast to coast across Africa (from the Atlantic on Namibia's Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean at Zanzibar), the first time in history anyone has crossed Africa solo entirely on foot by this route - or at least solo apart from a disastrous donkey. CANCELLED
May 2020
Thu May 14thHouses and GardensBodenham Arboretum. (Coach)
Tue May 26thMeetingSpeaker Kevin Reynolds Love and War - how we created our garden birds. An illustrated light talk on our changing relationship with garden birds,
June 2020
Mon Jun 15thLunch on the 15thAfternoon Tea at David Austin Roses (Limited Numbers)
Tue Jun 16thHouses and GardensUpton House and Gardens, Banbury. (N.T.) (Coach)
Tue Jun 23rdMeetingSpeaker Graham Short The Hands of Genius - Miniature Art Engraver on pin heads, eyes of needles etc. Was the artist who engraved Jane Austin on 5 new £5 notes
July 2020
Mon Jul 13thHouses and GardensChatsworth House. Bakewell - (Coach)
Tue Jul 28thMeetingSpeaker Di Carrington The Oldest Lady to Row any Ocean One of 3 Shropshire ladies who Rowed across the Atlantic from La Gomera to Antigua
August 2020
Wed Aug 12thHouses and GardensGlansevern Hall Gardens, Welshpool. (Coach)
Tue Aug 25thMeetingSpeaker Peter Horgan - Later Life Planning General information planning on protecting Inheritance, protecting the home against care fees, & what happens when someone loses capacity. Wills, lasting Power of Attorney, probate & trusts.
September 2020
Thu Sep 3rdHouses and GardensTyntesfield, Bristol (N.T.) (Coach)
Tue Sep 22ndMeetingSpeaker Martin Wood (Shrewsbury Town Cryer) Have Bell, Will Yell The trials and tribulations of the World’s Tallest Town Crier!!
October 2020
Tue Oct 20thHouses and GardensWestonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury. (Coach)
Tue Oct 27thMeetingSpeaker Will Farmer (Auctioneer) New talk about Antiques Roadshow
November 2020
Tue Nov 24thMeetingSpeaker Paul Ray - Around the World with a Pack of Cards and a Rabbit A riveting insight into the life of a show business family packed with funny stories, laughter and a few mind-blowing tricks
December 2020
Fri Dec 18thHouses and GardensChristmas Lunch at Bodenham Arboretum. (Coach)
January 2021
Tue Jan 26thMeetingSpeaker Marilyn Higson - Thomas Bodley's Creation The Bodlean Library
February 2021
Tue Feb 23rdMeetingSpeaker Alison Wakeman Awareness of Bees and their Importance in the Environment.
March 2021
Tue Mar 23rdMeetingAGM + speaker tbc