Hadnall & District History Group   last update:-28/2/19
We are a local history group which meets in Hadnall Village Hall (usually on the last Wednesday of the month - see below but not July, August or December) now at 7.30pm. There is no membership fee but attendance at a meeting costs 2, which includes tea/coffee and a biscuit. Everyone is welcome.

We hope to have a planned programme of speakers who are either invited from outside bodies, from the regular membership, or we have a "round-table" meeting where everyone can contribute to the topic. All types of session have proved popular in the past.


Sue/Tony 252861

e-mail history@hadnall.org.uk

The Provisional Programme for 2018/19 is:-
July and August - no meetings
A Miscellany of things - 1905 Parish magazine, 1838 land sale maps, Shrewsbury shops in the 1960s
"Don't you know there's a war on - Shropshire in the Second World War" a talk by well-known local speaker Dorothy Nicolle. AGM delayed till next meeting.
 Delayed AGM  and Panto " Hickory, Dickory, Dock" (1989)

December - no meeting
30 January 2019
Sue will give a talk on Acton Reynald - the house
27 February 2019
A survey of the RAF Airfields of Shropshire - Tony
March 2019
No meeting this month
24 April 2019**
A history of the Shropshire Way - Shirley   ** Another NEW DATE**!!
29 May 2019
Potential day - time survey of Hadnall Churchyard to update records taken in the 1980's
26 June 2019
Judge Jefferies by a young historian from Hadnall!!
July & August 
- no meetings
25th September 2019
"Wem, now and then" from Anna

Potential talks for the Autumn might include "Acton Reynald part II" - the school days and "The Horsa Glider Trust - what will the future hold?"

Useful link:-
Wrekin Local Studies Forum

We have generated some materials of our own. You may access them through the links:

Panto Tapes
I have the following tapes:-  Sinbad 97, Alladin 96, Babes in the Wood 95, Snow White & the Seven Dwarves 94, Dick Whittington 93, Hickory Dickory Dock 89, Jack and the Beanstalk 88, Ciderella 87, Alladin ? and Robinson Crusoe ?
Are there any more around the village?
Ivy has provided me with a copy of the Dick Turpin programme from 1998 which gives a full list of all productions:
"The Hadnall Players were formed in 1986 to give people in the village of Hadnall the fun of taking part in light hearted stage productions and to give pleasure to local audiences.  Previous productions have been: Aladdin(1986), Cinderella(1987, Jack and the Beanstalk(1988), Hickory Dickory Dock(1989), Robinson Crusoe(1990), Little Miss Muffet(1991), Mother Goose(1992), Dick Whittington(1993), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs(1994), Babes in the Wood(1995), Aladdin(1996) and Sinbad(1997)".  Add to that Dick Turpin (1998).
In 2006-07  we surveyed Astley Church Yard and recorded all the graves for family historians. The results are displayed here.  (updated from time to time)
 In 2007 we had a "round-table" session on Hadnall Station. A report was written and is included here.
 Hadnall Transmitter Station for RAF Shawbury in the 1950s.  A short piece is here
Westlands School, Acton Reynald - some old photos - recent additional pictures.            Do you have any we could see or use?

Before the new culvert was built in 2016, the area near Chapel Road was prone to flooding after heavy rain.  Here are some photos of the 2012 flood.
We are gathering information about the Hadnall Congregational Chapel 1832 - 1961? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Contact locally, Tony or send via the e-mail address above.  We have located a list of the re-burials which took place in 1961 when Shropshire County Council cleared the graveyard as part of a road widening project.  The list is available here.

Requests for information should be directed to history@hadnall.org.uk  Replies will come from a different account.