A partial view of Wem in north Shropshire
A Partial View of Wem in North Shropshire

For Images of Wem

History of Wem

Buildings and Built Environment
Entertainment: Cinema;
Memories, Town & Village;
Wem's Missing Market Charter and the Victoria County History.

Wem Civic Society
Information about the society
For the 2023 programme see Diary.

Xmas Social - Tuesday December 19th, 7.30pm, Wem Town Hall
Tickets - £15, open to non-members. Quizzes & Raffle.
To view poster: Xmas Social
More information: Xmas Social Menu

Shropshire Planning Portal
23/03442/FUL Erection of 5 two-bedroom bungalows (affordable) with associated external works,
adjacent to Co-op Morris Central Shopping Park High Street Wem SY4 5AA
This has now been withdrawn.

Wem Combine Harvesters

Made up of Wem Civic Society, and Wem & Dist. Garden Club, and Incredible Edible in Wem. The group organises town markets in Wem twice yearly, the Spring and Harvest Markets. They are morning events offering food, drink, crafts and plants for sale. They are usually held in Wem Town Hall, and on Jubilee Square.
If the Spring Market is around St. George's Day, it is aka the St. George's Day Market.
The Harvest market is held on the last Saturday in September.

The last Harvest Market was on Saturday September 30th 2023.
For more information, Wem Harvest Market See Harvest Market.

The next Spring Market will be held on Saturday April 27nd., 2024.

A New Project

Wem: Within the Town Gates

The survey will initially photograph all external frontages of each building that stands within the curtilage of the sites of the four town gates.
There will be 3 phases would contribute to an up-to-date Town Heritage Survey.
(A sort of Conservation Guide to Wem, as well as providing a real-time account of buildings and their condition in 2021/22.)

Once these phases are complete - attention will be focused on the remainder of Wem.

Research is continuing into a number of areas including the history of Wem and the surrounding villages. Publications are available for sale.

Wildlife around Wem