Witches of Wenlock: Witchcraft and Folklore in the East Shropshire Coalfield


Join Lauren Collier, our Head of Interpretation, as she delves into a time when belief in magic and the supernatural was woven into the fabric of daily life.

Discover how stories of witchcraft and folklore shaped communities and provided answers for life’s mysteries and tragedies. Through historical accounts this talk will also illuminate how fear and superstition could lead to the most tragic outcomes for some living in Shropshire in days gone by.

This talk is part of our Twilight Tales - an exciting series of talks over one week where our in-house experts explore the horrible history of Halloween.

Timings: Doors open at 6pm before the talk begins at 6:30pm. The talk will finish at 7:30pm before the event comes to a close at 8pm.

Date: Thursday 31 October

Location: Glass Classroom, Coalbrookdale

Tickets: £5 per person (£4.50 for Friends)

Free parking for PASS PLUS holders and Friends does not apply for this event. Specific event parking required. 

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