Georgians in Stone Project Seminar – Saturday 21st March, 9.30am to 4pm5th February 2020
A day celebrating Bishop’s Castle’s Georgian Heritage with talks, exhibitions and a book stall at The Community College, Bishop’s Castle. Free of charge, all welcome, booking required – download the booking form here.
The Parochial Church Council developed the project with the aim of conserving eleven Grade II listed Georgian tombs situated in the churchyard, including the well-researched African’s Grave. The project also has a host of community activity to help people find out more about Georgian Bishop’s Castle, which was a notable Rotten Borough. BCHRC has researched the lives of the people and families commemorated by the tombs, which is providing information for a special leaflet aimed at visitors, and development of the Town Tour.
There will be a celebration event in the churchyard at St John The Baptist, Bishops Castle, in the summer, where local schoolchildren are learning Georgian songs to perform on June 6th. Award-winning local folk musician John Kirkpatrick is working with the children on these and so the results should be excellent.
The day will be made up of performances, music, hands on activities and refreshments which encourage people to explore the space, engage with the stories and learn about the unique history of the area and the Georgian graves.
The project is supported by South West Shropshire Historical and Archaeological Society (SWSHAS), Bishop’s Castle Heritage Resource Centre (BCHRC) and Caring for God’s Acre (CfGA).
We are grateful to our funders and supporters:
Also supported by South-West Shropshire Historical and Archaeological Society (SWSHAS),
Bishop’s Castle Heritage Resource Centre (BCHRC) and Caring for God’s Acre