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LIVE & LOCAL: Shades of the Past
October 19 @ 19:30pm - 21:15pm£10
By very popular demand we are delighted we have persuaded our friends from the past are coming back to Bishop’s Castle for one more evening thanks to David and Janet Preshous and The SOUTH-WEST SHROPSHIRE HISTORICAL & ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.
To make this evening even more special there will be a performance of The Charter Song by John Kirkpatrick commissioned for the Charter Celebrations and performed by singers from local choirs and singing groups.
‘Shades from the Past – an Invitation to meet men and women who have shaped our town’s history’
Fascinating characters from the past brought to life by local people.
Egwin Shakehead, who bequeathed the land. d. 794
Wild Edric (Edric Sylvaticus), Marcher warlord / Lady Godda.
Bishop Cantilupe 1275 restoring the ruined castle.
John Fitzalan (Clun), who captured the castle 1263
Edmund Plowden, who may have engineered the Charter 1573
Robert Clive, who sought to control the town. Walcot 1763
Mary Morgan, m. Louis Hetet, d. 1875. NZ connection.
Albert Howard, pioneer of organic farming 1873 – 1947.
Georgina Jackson / Charlotte Burne, Words & Folklore.
Lily Chitty, archaeologist OBE, FSA, 1893 – 1979.
Mary Webb, who knew BC as Mallard’s Keep (Seven for a Secret).
Dora Skillett, hostile poetess !
CELEBRATING 450th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRANTING OF BISHOP’S CASTLE’S CHARTER QUEEN ELIZABETH I
All profits from the evening to local causes.
Charter song 7.30pm
£10 under 18’s free