Indoor Meetings

Indoor Meetings Programme 2022-23

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.


Wednesday, 1st February 2023, 7:15 p.m. Rick & Ellis Simpson – ” Wader Quest on Safari”.
Naturally this meant travelling to some far flung and exotic places and any such journey can be beset with events both humorous and alarming in equal measure. Come and hear the stories, in a series of hitherto untold anecdotes from their adventures, coupled with the conservation issues that they found facing waders worldwide. You will be entertained and learn much about waders that you never imagined possible, all superbly illustrated with some amazing photos.

Wednesday, 1st March 2023. 7:15 p.m. Martin George – “Bird Ringing”.
A look at the process of bird ringing and what the results tell us about our avian friends.

Wednesday, 5th April 2023, 7:15 p.m. Annual General Meeting followed by Jim Almond – “Two Decades at Venus Pool”.
A talk looking back at some of the many highlights Jim has experienced at Venus Pool.

Wednesday, 4th October 2023, 7:15 p.m. Jeff Clarke – “Why Birds Flock”.
A fascinating look at bird behaviour in all its guises.

Wednesday, 1st November 2023, 7:15 p.m.  John & Wendy Lightfoot – “20 Years of Shropshire Barn Owl Group”.
John and Wendy talk us through the amazing work they have done over the last 20 years helping to preserve and grow the County’s Barn Owl population

Wednesday, 6th December 2023, 7:15 p.m. Helen Mugridge – “Wildlife and Landscapes of Scotland”.
A journey through the magical countryside of Scotland and its amazing array of wildlife.

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: 06/01/2023