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‘Young Darwin and Shrewsbury’ opened by Mayor Jane Mackenzie Monday February 20th 2018.

‘Young Darwin and Shrewsbury’ opened by Mayor Jane Mackenzie  Monday February 20th 2018.
The Mayor is working to have Charles Darwin’s home saved as the lease come up for renewal, she spent some time viewing the exhibition and said, “ This is a comprehensive look at Charles Darwin’s childhood and as life a young adult in Shrewsbury, from his birth at The Mount to his return from 5 year’s on The Beagle.
Byron Grainger Jones commented “This exhibition comes at a very appropriate time with news of The Mount possibly becoming available in the near future.
Anyone interested in young Darwin and his connection with Shrewsbury should come along and take a look.”
Young Darwin and Shrewsbury can be found upstairs in Bear Steps Hall the meeting room of Shrewsbury Civic Society, it gives a good introduction to the young Charles Darwin’s life in Shrewsbury. His young days at home at The Mount where he was born in1809, his love of the land surrounding his house covering his education in Shrewsbury School which left him with lifetime memories and goes on to explain how he got his chance to go on a voyage of a lifetime, on The Beagle returning to Shrewsbury 5 years later with many note books of research. Bibbs Cameron Vice Chairman Shrewsbury Civic Society said, “Many people attending the preview of the Exhibition from different parts of the country and abroad, have said the exhibit is very informative regarding his early life, they were not aware that his love of the natural world was nurtured in Shrewsbury also that The Mount his birthplace and home would make an excellent place to open to the public.”
Mayor Jane Mackenzie opening Young Darwin and Shrewsbury

Mayor Jane Mackenzie opening Young Darwin and Shrewsbury

Mayor Jane Mackenzie. Byron Grainger Jones Chairman Shrewsbury Civic Society Mark Scutt Member Shrewsbury Civic Society

Mayor Jane Mackenzie.
Byron Grainger Jones Chairman Shrewsbury Civic Society
Mark Scutt Member Shrewsbury Civic Society

 

Bibbs Cameron V Chairman Shrewsbury Civic Society  David Lupine Art Gallery Manager Mayor Jane Mackenzie

Bibbs Cameron V Chairman Shrewsbury Civic Society
David Lupine Art Gallery Manager
Mayor Jane Mackenzie

 

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