The South West Shropshire Historical and Archaeological Society is getting ready to support the Georgians in Stone History Day which is due to be held in Bishop’s Castle next week.

Events are free for the all-day event but booking is required, with forms available.

Bishop’s Castle is getting ready to turn back the clock to the Georgian period with four lectures plus exhibitions and a book stall at the Community College on Saturday, March 21, between 9.30am and 4pm.

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There will also be tours of the churchyard to highlight the recent listing and restoration of a number of unusual Georgian tombstones.

Inspired by the Georgians in Stone Project, which is preserving the memorials in the churchyard of the Parish church of St John, it will start with a talk by Sue Cooper providing an overview of how well you know your local churchyard.

Professor Harold Mytum, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Liverpool, will then talk on why graveyard memorials are so important.

There will be a guided tour of the churchyard during the lunch break before the next talk on Georgian Politics and Rotten Boroughs, by David Preshous.

Gareth Williams, curator and head of learning to the Weston Park Foundation will give the final talk on Shropshire’s great houses providing an insight into the unlikely links to the slave trade and the Abolition movement.

Forms need to be returned to Caring for God’s Acre, 11 Drover’s House, The Auction Yard, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9BZ, or by calling 01588 673041.