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The Shrewsbury Drapers


Shrewsbury Civic Society is holding an open Forum on Thursday 23rd November at 7.00pm. It is designed to provide a great short talk and a chance to ask about, and discuss, recent planning issues for Shrewsbury. It is free for all members of the Society, although non-members are asked to make a small donation.

The Society is delighted to welcome Nigel Hinton MA to give a talk called:  “The Shrewsbury Drapers Company 1462 – 2017 The Legacy”

Nigel said, “The Shrewsbury Drapers, were the wealthy middlemen in the profitable Welsh wool and cloth trade that flourished in Shrewsbury in the fifteen and sixteen centuries and left their mark in the legacy of buildings that remain as a monument to their endeavours.

Although the trade finished in the early nineteenth century today`s Drapers continue the charitable aims of the Guild and now look after fifty some residents in the Company`s homes.”

Mike Carter, who chairs the Society’s Planning Committee said, “This is a rare opportunity to hear about just what the Drapers have done for Shrewsbury from one of its notable ex-Masters. The talk is based on Nigel’s research for his recently published book”.