Local History Talk

Old Church Stretton

High Street, Church Stretton, looking South Photo by R.L.Bartlett

Speaker Tony Crowe

Thursday 25th November, 2.30 pm

The Silvester Horne Institute

Tony Crowe will present the first of two illustrated talks on ‘Old Church Stretton. The talks will be based upon Tony’s large collection of photographs of Church Stretton, both old and new, which he has put together since he began collecting in 1976.

The first talk will have as its main theme the road which runs through the town, now the Shrewsbury Road and the High Street, and the many changes which have taken place along it over the years.

A second talk, which will take place in the Spring, will cover the changes and development which have taken place elsewhere in the town as it has grown in size and gradually changed from a village in which life centres around agriculture into the much larger and more varied community which exists today.

The recent reprint of Tony Crowe and Barrie Raynor’s book ‘Church Stretton through the ages’ will also be on sale at the event.

Tickets are £5 – pay on the door

All proceeds from the event will go to Friends of Church Stretton Library

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