Towns history celebrated

Bridgnorth History Fortnight, which marks 10 years of Bridgnorth Library’s successful history weeks and the local and family history volunteer afternoons, will take place from 4-15 September and is a chance to bring Bridgnorth’s past to life through a series of talks, displays and exhibitions.

Included in the programme are Shropshire Milestones, a talk by Alan Reade on Thursday 7 September; Spies, Nurses and the Home Front: The Role of Women in the Great War, an illustrated talk by Philip Stevens on Friday 8. Saturday 9 September will be History Day – with a chance to meet local and family history volunteers and view a display of artefacts and militaria from Bridgnorth Northgate Museum – and medal specialist Keith Perry will be on hand to give advice and value British military medals.

Talks the following week include the story of how David Bremner rebuilt his grandfather’s WW1 Bristol Scout aeroplane on Monday 11; The Work of Victorian Photographer on Wednesday 13; Behind Enemy Lines – A look inside the Special Operations Executive (S.O.E.) with Dr Mark Baldwin on Thursday 14 and finally Bridgnorth Infirmary: An Unnecessary Expense? with Gill Waugh Pead on Friday 15 September. All talks start at 7pm and are £3 per ticket, booked in advance. Contact Bridgnorth Library for more details bridgnorth.library@shropshire.gov.uk.

Local and Family History Advice Sessions are on Fridays 2-5pm and the Friends of Bridgnorth Library Book Sale is on Saturday 23 September, with tea coffee and cakes for sale.

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