On 28 January, Dr Richard Mooore gave the second YouCaxton Literary Lecture to be held at Shrewsbury Library. His subject was ‘The Coalbrookdale Doctors’, based on his book of the same title. He gave a detailed and fascinating account of the evolution of GP practice from apothecary to medical professional using the example of three generations of doctors/apothecaries working in Coalbrookdale. He was careful to include colourful background details about technology and social conditions of the period, where these had a particular impact on the doctors concerned and on their patients. His large audience included more than a few medical people interested in the background to their own profession.