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Stories behind the stones, 6 Nov 2018

October 12, 201811:48 amOctober 12, 2018 11:51 amLeave a Comment

Discover the Stories Behind the Stones. The Beautiful Burial Ground project is offering a FREE training session at Shropshire Archives for those interested in the stories told by our burial grounds. The burial grounds in the midst of our communities tell us about changing fashions and traditions, immigration and lives both long lived and tragically […]

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National Survey

October 11, 20189:56 amLeave a Comment

If you are visiting Shropshire Archives between 17 October and 4 November 2018, you will be invited to take part in the Survey of Visitors to UK Archives. Even if you have filled in a survey form at another archive we still want to hear your views about us. Your help is appreciated as this […]

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House history, starts 22 Jan 2019

September 28, 201810:28 amOctober 22, 2018 7:44 amLeave a Comment

Every house has a story; tracing the history of your property and finding out about the people who lived there can be absolutely fascinating but can also be time consuming and possibly frustrating. Old buildings have often been altered and since documents rarely give a date of construction, it is unusual to be able to […]

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Wilfred Owen centenary

August 16, 20182:05 pmAugust 16, 2018 2:07 pmLeave a Comment

Following a successful launch at Shrewsbury Abbey on Saturday 4th August, the programme of events commemorating the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death in 1918 is well and truly underway. The Abbey event saw almost 140 guests listen to speeches by the Mayor of Shrewsbury, Cllr Peter Nutting; the Mayor of Ors (the town in France […]

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VCH lecture, 27 Oct 2018

June 28, 201812:15 pmJuly 3, 2018 11:55 amLeave a Comment

Horses and the aristocratic lifestyle in early modern England The Victoria County History (VCH) Shropshire has invited historian, Professor Peter Edwards, to give its third annual lecture. Professor Edwards will show how the horse revolutionised the way rural society worked, played and operated in the period between c.1500 and c.1750. Professor Edwards’ lecture will demonstrate […]

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Annual lecture 24 November 2018

May 24, 20181:29 pmJuly 3, 2018 11:57 amLeave a Comment

Dr Kate Croft from the University of Birmingham will deliver the annual lecture to the Friends of Shropshire Archives on ‘Health and Expedient: childcare and charity at the Shrewsbury Foundling Hospital, 1759-1771’. When: Saturday 24 November 2018 10.30am Cost: £5  please book in advance More information: please download the 2018 Annual Lecture PDF for more […]