Indoor Meetings

Indoor Meetings Programme 2021-22

Meetings are normally held January-March and October-December at Bayston Hill on Wednesdays. They are free for members: guests pay £2. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served halfway through the meeting at a nominal charge.

Swallows & Sand Martins

The meetings are informal, informative and interesting. Why not come along, especially if you have not been before? You will learn more about birds and nature in general and be able to chat to others with similar interests. Directions to the meeting venue can be found at the bottom of this page.


Meetings under COVID-19

This programme has been made with Covid-19 taken into account. Full access to Bayston Hill Memorial Hall is now available, but talks could be presented using Zoom technology if necessary. Please ensure the website (under “Breaking News”) is consulted for confirmation of events and/or use of Zoom, and follow the links and instructions to join in.

Wednesday, 3rd November 2021, 7:15 pm: Jeff Clarke – “Cruisers Go Wild”.
A fascinating look at the vast array of birds and mammals that can be seen on regular cruise trips with tips on locations, time of year etc., to get the best of both worlds i.e. cruise holidays and wildlife watching.

Wednesday, 1st December 2021, 7:15 pm: Mike Lane – “A Lane in Eastern Europe”.
A look at the diverse wildlife across a number of Eastern European countries.

Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 7:15 p.m. Rick & Elis Simpson – “Wader Quest”.
This talk introduces the organisation through the beauty and diversity of the waders to be found around the world; some of which are quite surprising.

Wednesday, 2nd February 2022, 7:15 p.m. Dawn Balmer – “Unravelling the Mysteries of Migration”.
This talk covers the work done by the BTO on the tracking and migration of our birdlife.

Wednesday, 2nd March 2022, 7:15 p.m. Megan Morris-Jones – “Cuan Wildlife Rescue: the Work of the Centre Year Round”.
A talk about the work the centre does on rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing injured wildlife form all over the County.

Wednesday, 6th April 2022, 7:15 p.m. Annual General Meeting followed by Allan Heath – “Magic Moments”.
Allan shares images and experiences which have left a lasting impression on him and fuelled his passion for the natural world.

Wednesday, 5th October 2022, 7:15 p.m. Nick Martin – “Wild Wales”.
A journey into some of the wildest places in Wales and the wildlife that inhabits them.

Wednesday, 2nd November 2022, 7:15 p.m. Nigel Spencer – “Journey to the Arctic”.
A tour of one the harshest and remote places on the planet, showcasing the wildlife and scenery of the top of the world

Wednesday, 7th December 2022, 7:15 p.m. Mark Sissons – “Wild Islands: the Nature of the Falklands”.
A journey through the Falkland Islands, detailing the range of wildlife that calls these islands home

Directions to Bayston Hill Memorial Hall

  • From Shrewsbury, take the Hereford Road A49 towards Bayston Hill at the Meole Brace roundabout. Turn right in the village onto Lyth Hill Road…
  • From Ludlow & Church Stretton, enter Bayston Hill on the A49 and continue past “The Compasses” inn on the right.  About 100 m beyond the pub, turn left onto Lyth Hill Road…
  • Then, the Hall is 80 m on the left. If you go past Lodge Crescent (on the right) you’ve gone too far. There is car parking at the hall. The OS grid ref is SJ486087 and the postcode is SY3 0DU.
  • For a map of the hall location (which can be panned and zoomed), click here.

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Page updated: 08/10/2021