A partial view of Wem in north Shropshire
A Partial View of Wem in North Shropshire

For Images of Wem

Wem Civic Society
Information about the society

The 2022 programme is now available. See Diary.
Previous meeting: Trip - Tuesday June 21st - Two Churches and a Pub Lunch.
For images.

Talk - Tuesday July 19th., The Craft of the Silver Smith

NEW - Outline Planning Permission for the development of 3 dwellings has been applied for: Land North East Of Church Lane Soulton Road Soulton Wem.
Ref. No: 22/01177/OUT
The Planning Application for the demolition of Minton House in New Street
has been refused.
Application - 21/05426/FUL | Conversion and extension of an existing stable block to erect two dwelling and formation of vehicular access.
Land To The Rear Of 73 High Street Wem has been withdrawn.
Shropshire Planning Portal.
Please e-mail any comments to the society at wemcivsoc@yahoo.co.uk

History of Wem

Buildings and Built Environment
Entertainment: Cinema;
Memories, Town & Village;
Wem's Missing Market Charter and the Victoria County History.

A New Project

Wem: Within the Town Gates

The survey will initially photograph all external frontages of each building that stands within the curtilage of the sites of the four town gates.
There will be 3 phases would contribute to an up-to-date Town Heritage Survey.
(A sort of Conservation Guide to Wem, as well as providing a real-time account of buildings and their condition in 2021/22.)

Once these phases are complete - attention will be focused on the remainder of Wem.

Research is continuing into a number of areas including the history of Wem and the surrounding villages. Publications are available for sale.

Wem Combine Harvesters

An umbrella group made up of Wem Civic Society, Wem & District Garden Club, and Incredible Edible in Wem.
The group organises two town markets each year, the Spring and Harvest Markets. The markets are morning events and offer food, drink, crafts and plants for sale.
They are usually held in Wem Town Hall, Wem Youth Club, and on Wem Jubilee Square.
If the Spring Market is around St. George's Day, it is aka the St. George's Day Market.
The Harvest market is held on the last Saturday in September.

The Wem Spring Market was held on
Saturday April 23 2022
See Spring Market for a report

The next market is on Saturday September 24th 2022.

Wildlife around Wem