Wem Civic Society


Events - subject to change.
Tuesday January 18th 2022
42nd AGM, Members Forum: Listed Buildings in Wem.
Wem Town Hall, High St., Wem
Tuesday February 15th
Wem Agricultural Shows: Talks by Roger Ashton, Oliver Richardson and Display by Tom Edwards
Tuesday March 15th
My part in the One Hundred Years of RAPRA Techology - (Rubber and Plastics Research Association) is a Not-for-Profit Membership Association for companies in Polymer manufacturing, processing or end use. A talk by Ivan James FInstP FRMS.
Display on a local history topic by Tom Edwards.
Tuesday April 19th
Heritage Project:Within the Town Gates Talks by George Nash and Malcolm Adkins - Photography Competition - the winning and short listed entries.
Saturday April 23rd
St George’s Market - Wem Spring Market Town Hall, Jubilee Square and Youth Club<
Tuesday May 17th
A history of Shropshire Porcelain. A talk by Tim Dawes
Wednesday May 18th
Nuts in May Social, Wem Town Hall, 7.30pm.
Tuesday June 21st 1.00pm
Trip - Two Churches and a Pub.
Moreton Say - St Margaret of Antioch
The Red Lion, Wistonwick
Hodnet - St. Luke
Tuesday July 19th
Craft of the Silversmith. A talk by Penny Wheat - A lively and amusing talk based on 36 years as a lecturer at Stafford College. Lavishly illustrated with many items of silverware and jewellery etc. Penny worked as a college lecturer, teaching silversmithing and jewellery for 36 years, until her retirement seven years ago.
The talk will be transmitted to the cinema screen in Wen Town Hall. There will be the opportunity to question Penny Wheat at the end of the talk.
Sunday September 18th (afternoon)
Tour of Aston Street - the story of its shops. Starting with a display and short talk in the Schoolroom of the Methodist Church (Aston Street), followed by a tour of Aston Street and ending with Sands the Florist.
Tuesday September 20th
Food, Glorious Food A talk by Kath Reynolds.Our changing eating habits and convenience foods in our diet. From fish fingers to angel delight, Camp coffee to Chianti in a basket, spam to salmon paste - all the things we have loved... and some of those we have hated!
Saturday September 24th
Harvest Market Town Hall, Jubilee Square and Youth Club
October (tbc)
"...and the High Street ran with Damson Juice."
Talks, Reminiscences and a Tasting Menu: The story of food eaten in Shropshire and surronding counties prior to the present day. Price to be confirmed.
Tuesday October 18th
Arrows Away! Archery – ancient and modern. A talk by Penny Turner
Tuesday November 15th
Wem’s War Memorial: the stories of the men - at home and at war. A talk by Shelagh Richardson. The stories of some of the men listed on the memorial, both in Shropshire and at war, set against the wider background of the two world wars.
Tuesday December 20th
Xmas Social
Tuesday January 17th 2023
43rd AGM; Members' Forum

Meetings are held at the Wem Town Hall, High St., Wem and start at 7.30pm, unless otherwise indicated.
Meetings are normally open to the public upon payment of a £2.50 admission charge. Tea & coffee are available at talks.

The society can be contacted via wemcivsoc@yahoo.co.uk