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

For Images of Wem

History of Wem

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

Wem Civic Society
Information about the society
For the 2024 programme see Diary.

Railways of the northern Marches, a talk by David Smith.
Tuesday March 19th, 2024, 7.30pm, Wem Town Hall
David will show the spider's web of lines that grew up piecemeal, and have largely disappeared as a spider's web in the wind.
See posters : poster images
poster map

Shropshire Planning Portal

Wem Combine Harvesters - Markets

Made up of Wem Civic Society, and Wem & Dist. Garden Club, and Incredible Edible in Wem. The group organises town markets in Wem twice yearly, the Spring and Harvest Markets. They are morning events offering food, drink, crafts and plants for sale. They are usually held in Wem Town Hall, and on 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 last Harvest Market was on Saturday September 30th 2023.
For more information, Wem Harvest Market See Harvest Market.

The next Spring Market will be held on Saturday, April 27th. 2024.
For more information, See Spring Market.
For a trader's leaflet, click here. For an application form, click here.

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.

Wildlife around Wem