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Gwydir Castle and Gardens Coach Trip

Gwydir Castle

Gwydir Castle and Gardens

Civil War Guided Tour of Shrewsbury

Members and friends outside St. Mary's

The Ruthin Gaol experience

Our guide points out the Gaol's features

Inside the 'Clink'

One of the Victorian inmates

What would you like for your last meal?

A visit from the chaplain
Nesscliffe Hill explained

Archaeologist Dr. Andy Wigley explains the landscape

The view from Oliver's Point

Our party at the Iron Age Fort/Settlement

An Iron Age post hole

The Shuts and Passages of Shrewsbury

Admiring restoration work at Grope Passage

Our guide tells us the history of Golden
Cross Passage

The Bear Steps lead to St. Alkmunds

Bank Passage - narrow and steep

Along the cobbles of Barracks Passage
Plas Mawr and Conway Castle

Plas Mawr. An Elizabethan town house

The table set for a Tudor meal

Wealth and status expressed in the
plaster overmantel

Our group resting their legs

Conway Castle's formitable fortifications

Conway Castle's impressive interior

Halston Hall Chapel

Members and friends gather in front of
Halston Hall

The early 16C timber framed Chapel

Admiring the Chapel's historic interior

The east end reredos

The Chapel from the south east with its
ha-ha ditch

Returning from the Chapel across
the fields
Trip to Liverpool

Albert Dock looking towards the
Liver Building

1902 double decker steam engine
bus at Albert Dock

Steam engine from a 1900 paddle
yacht at the Maritime Museum

Figures representing Merchant Navy personnel over the ages. Maritime Museum

The Liver and Cunard Buildings seen from the Liverpool Museum

1837 locomotive, 'Lion' at the Liverpool Museum

Shrewsbury's Churches - A guided walk

Members and friends meet in The Square, by the Market Hall

Outside St. Chad's

Examining a memorial outside
'Old' St Chad's

Our guide points out a,cast iron
framed window at St. Alkmund's

Arriving at St. Mary's

Admiring St. Mary's medieval,
Jesse window

The Battle of Shrewsbury - A guided walk

Our Battlefield Band

Marching to the site of battle

At Battlefield Church with our guide

Statue of Henry IV at east end

Interior of Battlefield Church

Wood statue,(14C), that was saved
during the Reformation

One of the stained glass windows

Battlefield Church

Battlefield Church taken from a balloon
by a member on an earlier occasion

Christmas Tree Festival 2017

Societies and businesses in the
Village donate a Christmas Tree
to help fund repairs to our 12c
church. This is the Society's.
Visit to the Shropshire Military Museum - Shrewsbury Castle
Ladies Salon by Telford
In the Ladies Salon - designed by Thomas Telford

Mayor's Parlor - by Telford
In the Mayor's Parlour - designed by Thomas Telford

Victoria Cross displayViewing the Victoria Cross display
A guided walk around Wem

By the 16c west door of St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church with our guide, Dr. James Bowen.

Gathered outside 17c Dial Cottage.


The plaque on the house of the Revd. William Hazlitt and his son William Hazlitt, the late 18c essayist and critic.

Adams Grammar School.

Timber framing still existing in end
wall of a row of terraced cottages.

A tour of Shrewsbury Abbey

Srewsbury Abbey from the south.

Our group at the start of the tour.

Looking down the aisle to the east.

The alter.and reredos.

A closer look at the triptych reredos.

The long view to the west door.

A guided walk - Oswestry/Croes Oswallt

Our group gathers on Oswestry Castle's remaining motte.

The Castle's stratigic position is explained

Cae Glas Park. Once the grounds of a fine mansion.

The statue of the poet, William Owen

The 15th Century Heritage Centre.
Originally the Town's grammar school.