By Audlem Webteam - 17th July 2006 2:17pm
Dinah Andrew has written a report on the History Society's recent Ludlow visit:
"On Saturday July Ist members and friends of the Audlem History Society went by coach to Ludlow. The visit began with coffee in the church followed by an introductory talk on the history of the town. The group then had a guided
walk round the church, being particularly interested in the significance of
the Palmers' Guild in the life of church and town in Medieval times.
free time for lunch and a wander, the party met at the castle gate for a
town walk. The theme of this was how the Norman street plan remained the
framework of the town today. Succeeding centuries had adapted the buildings
to serve the changing role played by Ludlow in the life of the area. The
group were especially interested in the fine ButterMarket, designed and built
by William Baker (1701-1771) from Highfields, Audlem . After various changes
of use the meeting room above has now reverted to its original purpose as
the venue for local council meetings. After a walk down to the river which
was so important as a source of power in the days of mills, there was just
time for a cup of tea!
The success of the day owed a great deal to the
excellant guide David Lloyd, who was outstanding in his breadth of knowledge, charm of manner and clear diction. The perfect day and good company made
the outing a good round- off to the Society's summer activities. Meetings
begin again on Thursday 21st September 2006."
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