Inspection of Lord Hill statue to be carried out

An inspection of the statue of Lord Hill on top of The Column in Shrewsbury is to be carried out to assess its current condition and if repairs are required.

A piece of masonry was found at the base of The Column in April 2012 and initial investigations found that it had fallen from […]

Book launch at the Bear Steps Gallery. Monday November 5th 2012 7.00pm The Story of Shrewsbury. All are invited. Don’t miss out on this one.

Mary De Saulles at the Bear Steps_Richard Bishop

Local architect and highly regarded member of the Civic Society, Mary De Saulles is launching her new book, ‘The Story of Shrewsbury’ on Monday 5th November at the Bear Steps Gallery.

The original idea was to re-publish Mary’s original work, ‘The Book of Shrewsbury’ which was […]

Exhibition of exclusive watercolours at the Bear Steps Gallery Sunday 4th all day/Monday 5th until 12pm only.

Don’t miss this opportunity.

To coincide with Mary De Saulles’ book launch on Monday there will be an opportunity to view an exclusive set of watercolours first commissioned for the 1984 Royal Institute of British Architects 150th Birthday.

The collection of 26 paintings by Richard Philpott are delightful works of art as well as faithful […]

Addendum to summary of minutes of annual general meeting (second meeting to receive Annual Accounts) at the Bear Steps Gallery, 18.30 October 18th, 2012.

In accordance with legislation and regulations the AGM (second meeting to receive annual accounts), took place on Thursday 18th October at 6.30pm at the Bear Steps.

Copies of the accounts for the year ended March 31st, 2012 were distributed and key items were presented by Richard Hayes.

Acceptance of the Accounts for 2011/12 was proposed […]

Raising a statue to Benbow in Shrewsbury


Dr Sam Willis is a maritime historian and archaeologist. His latest book, The Glorious First of June, is History Today’s book choice for October.

The Dark Side of Admiral Benbow

It is with great pleasure that I can announce the launch of a campaign to build a statue of Admiral Benbow in the heart […]

Summary of minutes of annual general meeting 18.30 October 18th, 2012.

Summary of minutes of annual general meeting (second meeting to receive Annual Accounts) at the Bear Steps Gallery, 18.30 October 18th, 2012.

Minutes secretary: Stuart Sutton

ATTENDANCE Simon Beedles (Chairman) Richard Hayes (Chairman Finance Committee) Stuart Sutton (Minute Secretary) Roger Cray Mr and Mrs Paul Byrne Veala Brayne Rob Oakley […]

English Heritage Risk Register

English Heritage has unveiled a risk register detailing buildings, monuments, parks, gardens and conservation areas that are under threat.

The register includes famous local landmarks such as Shrewsbury town walls, Ditherington Flax Mill in Shrewsbury and the Snailbeach Lead Mine.

English Heritage has flagged up 96 separate cases of concern in Shropshire and say […]

Public enquiry

Square at night richard bishop photography


Department for Transport officials have accepted a bid for an inquiry into plans to move forward a row of shops at Princess House.

The news has today been welcomed by campaigners who have praised DfT officials for listening to their appeal.

The Princess House owners believe bringing […]

St Alkmund’s Andrew Arrol speaks on St Alkmund’s – a Treasure of Shrewsbury.

St Alkmund’s Church has been celebrating its 1100th anniversary of founding by Aethelfleda, daughter of King Alfred A.D.912 by staging an open day and a series of lectures.

The events have been organised by The Reverend Richard Hayes to raise awareness and appreciation with deeper knowledge the value of the buildings in the town.