A Tribute to Margaret Gelling


Day conference Saturday 25 October 2014

The Gateway Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury

Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland: Autumn Conference

(in association with the English Place-Name Society)


9.30 Registration, coffee


10.00 – 12.30 Remembering Margaret


10.00 – 10.30 Paul Cavill, ‘Margaret and the English Place-Name Society’

10.30 – 11.00 Ann Cole, ‘Margaret and topographical place-names’

11.00 – 11.30 Della Hooke, ‘Understanding the Anglo-Saxon landscape’

11.30 – 12.00 Ros Faith, ‘The changing face of settlement studies’

12.00 – 12.30 Paul Cullen, ‘Margaret and toponymic surnames’


12.30 – 2.00 Lunch (included in ticket)


2.00 Message from Professor Chris Dyer (University of Leicester)


2.15 – 4.30 Fulfilling Margaret’s legacy: Shropshire


2.15 – 2.30 Jayne Carroll, ‘Completing the Place-Names of Shropshire’

2.30 – 3.10 Helen Watt, ‘On supplementing Margaret Gelling’s collection of forms for Shropshire’

3.10 – 3.50 John Baker, ‘Signposts to Shropshire’s past’

3.50 – 4.30 David Parsons, ‘Shropshire river-names’


4.30 Tea



Attendance by ticket only. Tickets (£15 including lunch) may be ordered from Susan Laflin (email sue@wrg.me.uk) or Julia Stanbridge (email treasurer@snsbi.org.uk). To obtain tickets, you may also write to “Susan Laflin, 757 Pershore Road, Birmingham B29 7NY” enclosing a cheque payable to “SNSBI” and a stamped addressed envelope, giving your name and address, in which to receive your tickets.


If you are travelling by train, the Gateway is close to Shrewsbury Railway Station and if you using the buses, the main bus station is a short walk alongside the river Severn. Those coming by car are advised to use the Park and Ride service, which is clearly signed on approaching the town. All three of the Park and Ride services have stops close to the Gateway and the drivers will tell you where to alight.