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Shrewsbury’s Civic Day – Saturday 17th June

Shrewsbury Civic Society Presents: “A Day to Say I Care About Where I Live.”




What’s Conservation done for you?

In 50 years of Conservation rules, this is the first opportunity for Shrewsbury to
celebrate how the town has retained so much of its unique heritage.
One-off events at The Bear Steps, St Alkmund’s Place:
• Join us for the opening by the Mayor with short introductory messages
from Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Shrewsbury Civic Society. 11.00am
• Visit rarely shown exhibitions by: Shropshire Historic Environment
Record Archive and the Civic Society (loop and exhibition about renovating
the medieval Bear Steps in the 1960s).
• Take a free Guided Walking Tours around the town and its Conservation
Area. (Martin Wood / John Brown) 12 and 1.00pm
• Ask Shropshire Council ‘Surgery’ about Listed Buildings and those in
Conservation Areas, includes the Design and Conservation Awards
Scheme (11.30 – 4.00pm)
• Take the quiz/questionnaire to raise public understanding and gain views
about heritage and conservation (UCS university students) and THE
CONSERVATION TABLE at The Bear Steps. (Most of the day.)
• See the Civic Day ambassadors (UCS university students) distributing
leaflets around the town (1.00 – 4.00)
• Walk from the Lord Hill Column to the central Bear Steps, linked with
Waterloo Day and Lord Hill. (starts 3.00pm)
• Half Hour talks starting at 4.30pm (In the Bear Steps Gallery)
• Refreshments: between talks and during exhibitions (Pimms )

 Civic Day Timetable 17th June 2017
Join us in the Bear Steps Gallery for:

The half-hour talks in the early evening.
4.30pm Lord Hill and the Column
A talk by Richard Hayes about the
significance of Lord Hill and the Column’s
history to the Abbey Foregate Area.


5.30pm The Shrewsbury Wayfinding Project .
Aleks Vladimirov of the Shrewsbury BID will
give the first talk and ‘unveiling’ the first of what
is coming for the town’s signposting.


6.30pm Conservation in Shrewsbury
Dr Andy Wigley of Shropshire Council will
discuss issues about the Special Character of
areas in Shrewsbury’s Conservation Area.


7.30pm Civic Pride and Conservation
David Evans (National Civic Voice Trustee) will
give the national picture and the work of Civic
Voice in battling for good stewardship of the
nation’s built environment.


All talks are free. Come to one or all.
Pimms and soft drinks available.

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