Thursday 8th & Friday 9th September 2016 - A Chance to Climb the Bell Tower of St. James's Church, Wigmore
As part of Challenge 500 free tours of the tower are being held at 4pm and 5pm on each day. For more details click here
Saturday 10th September 2016 - 'The Mortimers of Wigmore'
Organised by the Worcestershire Branch of the Richard III Society. Philip Hume will speak at 2.00pm in Holy Innocents Community Hall in Kidderminster DY11 7BD. Small charge.
Saturday & Sunday, 10th & 11th September 2016 - Re-enactment of the Battle of Mortimer's Cross (1461)
10.00-17.00 at Croft Castle, Herefordshire. The event is free on the Saturday but on the Sunday normal National Trust prices apply - see National Trust website.
In 1461, Sir Richard Croft led his soldiers alongside Edward Mortimer, who later became Edward IV, to a Yorkist victory. They travelled from Croft Castle to the nearby battle site of Mortimer's Cross, which was then part of the Croft estate. See the Yorkist and Lancastrian camps in situ, depicting civilian and soldier life with crafts, cooking, period costume, weaponry, dancing, battles and music displays throughout the day.
Saturday 1st October 2016 - Autumn Symposium
An all-day event to be held in Ludlow Assembly Rooms. Members £10, non-members £13 (make your own arrangements for lunch).
Dr David Stephenson (Bangor University) Resistance to Conquest: Eastern Wales in the 13th Century
Dr Carol Davidson Cragoe (Architectural Historian) Wigmore Castle: How to Recreate a Ruin
John Cherry (Emeritus Curator, British Museum) Family Recognition? Heraldry on Medieval Metalwork
John Grove (Founder of MHS) The Last of the Mortimer Stars - A Woman
Jason O'Keefe (Chair of MHS) The Medieval English Longbowman
Hugh Wood (MHS) The Medieval Heraldic Roll of Ludlow Castle
The Ludlow Castle Heraldic Roll will be on display at this event together with Mortimer-related artefacts unearthed at Wigmore.
For full details and booking arrangements click here