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Heritage Open Days - Bear Steps Renovation, The beginning of 50 years of conservation work for Shrewsbury Civic Society

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An Exhibition --- Celebrating our 50 years of Conservation work in Shrewsbury

A group of cottages in a bad state of repair were due for demolition when The Civic Society in the 1970's stepped in under the chairmanship of Sir George Trevelyan.

Bear Steps renovation featured a gable facing Grope Lane dated firmly to 1576-7 and the balcony added as part of the same programme. It produced a date range of 1567-80.The range known as The Orrel which incorporates shops at two levels and currently houses the cafe at the upper level and shops at Fish Street level dated firmly to 1601. The Orrel is the only comparison with the Chester Rows in Shrewsbury.On the northern side of Bear Steps the properties 12A Butcher Row and 12 Fish Street, currently a shop and a private house date to 1358-9.

The exhibition tell the story of how Bear Steps was saved by the people of Shrewsbury becoming an integral part of Historic Shrewsbury

The Walking Tours will describe how the Bear Steps fits into the Historic Heart of Shrewsbury. Lead by Local Guides John Brown and Bibbs Cameron

An evening talk on Conservation at 7pm

Opening Times

  • Thursday 7 September: 10-4
  • Friday 8 September: 10-4
  • Saturday 9 September: 10-4 Tours 13.00 & 15.00
  • Sunday 10 September: 10-4 Tours 13.00 & 15.00

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