Grant from Shrewsbury Town Council

The Civic Society gratefully acknowledges the grant from the Town Council, to assist the purchase of modern presentation equipment.

This will be in the form of a computer projector and large portable screen, which will enable talks & meeting to be held in the Main Hall of the Bear Steps with quality, modern IT support […]

Local History Research

The University of the Third Age [U3A] has just created a new group to research local history – which may be of interest to many Civic Society members. This Local History Research group will meet on 4th Monday morning of each month, (no meeting in August or December – bank holidays) from 10.30 until 12.30 […]

“Northern Gateway” – improving traffic flow

Proposed work will see roads and streets around Shrewsbury railway station and the Chester Street gyratory system altered to improve safety. This will affect the one end of Smithfield Road, the southern section of Coton Hill, Cross Street [under the railway bridge], Howard Street, and the road into town by the Royal Mail sorting office.


Shrewsbury Music Hall

Delayed £10m plan to transform the Music Hall into a museum and art gallery will attract ‘thousands of tourists’ when it opens in 12 months time, town leaders said today.

But they admitted their frustration that the multi-million project was taking so long to come to fruition, after the initial opening date of November […]

Architect of Bear Steps Restoration

The architect who was responsible for planning and overseeing the restoration of the Bear Steps was F W CHARLES FRIBA – happily refered to as ‘Freddie’..

Although Freddie departed this life some years ago, the Civic Society still remembers the birthday of the man who saved the wonderful old building that […]

Annual General Meeting

The AGM for Shrewsbury Civic Society will be held at The Bear Steps, on Thursday 25 April 2012 at 7.30pm.

Jeremy Schrecker at Bear Steps Gallery opens Sunday 11th March

Sunday 11 March to Saturday 24 March Main Hall and Upper Gallery JEREMY SCHRECKER Sculptor in Fine Art