Area: Shropshire

Category Shropshire

Member of BCS: The Chartered Institute for IT Grouping

Category Booksellers

'Hosting a regular programme of author talks, book signings and themed events is an important and exciting part of what we do. We work hard to bring an exciting mix of bestselling authors and some of the best new writers to Oswestry. Booka prides itself on creating an "event experience" for both audience and author. As well as the bookshop we make use of a number of outside venues for our larger events.'

'The Historical Society holds regular monthly meetings from October to March at which interesting speakers give talks on historical subjects, often with photographs, videos and  demonstrations ... In the summer months, members can go on outings to places of historical interest.'

Category Shropshire

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

'We are an active society researching the heritage of Newport Shropshire and its surrounding villages ... During the autumn, winter and spring months we invite speakers to talk on subjects of local history ... Non-members are welcome!'

'Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group or OBHAG is an active and friendly group which focuses on the rich heritage of our area. We cover a broad range of archaeological and historical topics and we are linked with the Oswestry Castle Research Project ... Meetings with talks are held at 7.30 pm on the second Friday of the month.'

'You don’t need to be an expert or own expensive equipment to join Oswestry Photographic Society.  You can take your photographs on a phone, a point-and-shoot camera, a DSLR or any other type of photography device.  All you need is an enthusiasm for taking images, for sharing and discussing them with others, and for improving your own photography skills. If you need it, there is plenty of help and advice around too ... We're a friendly bunch, and always ready to welcome new members.'

'Shropshire Beekeeper’s Association is here to help you learn and develop the theory and practical skills to become a beekeeper, to set up your first hive, to develop your own apiary and look after your colonies of honey bees. It involves a significant investment of time and money, especially when you start out. Bees need looking after if they are to be healthy, content and productive.'

Category Shropshire

Member of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland Grouping

'Founded in 1979 to provide a meeting place in Shropshire for all those interested in Family History. The Society is now a Registered Charity ... with around 1200 members from all round the world ... Membership is open to anyone interested in family history and non‑members are welcome to visit one of our meetings, to become familiar with our activities ... Many of the meetings include a specialist speaker invited to talk to the members. Following the speaker the remainder of the evening allows the members to talk to each other informally and at the same time members of the Committee are available to help with any problems.'

'Meetings, lectures, discussions, projects, fieldtrips for all with an interest in the subject, including amateur and professional geologists.'

Formed 1955: 'Meetings are normally held January-March and October-December ... The meetings are informal, informative and interesting. Why not come along, especially if you have not been before? You will learn more about birds and nature in general and be able to chat to others with similar interests ... The Society covers the County for national surveys and makes past records available for current research. It is actively involved in the partnership between the British Trust for Ornithology and county bird clubs.'

'A group of sociable people with a common interest in photography. New members, regardless of experience and camera owned (if any!), are always very welcome. With a wide span of skills, talent and experience between us, our members are happy to discuss and explain photography in all its forms. And, although we concentrate our efforts on colour and monochrome digital images and prints, we embrace a wide variety of photographic styles such as portraits, natural history, record, landscape, close ups and so on.'

Category Shropshire

Member of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society Grouping

'Founded to exploit and promote the extensive Historical and Archaeological material which exists in the vicinity of Telford. This aim is achieved by offering six meetings a year with guest lecturers. These are arranged on the first Thursday of each month (October to May inclusive). The talks cover a wide variety of themes relating to local or regional topics and a balance is achieved with national and general subjects.'

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