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Catholic Cathedral visit, 23 Mar 2019

February 13, 201912:11 pmFebruary 13, 2019 12:29 pmLeave a Comment

An opportunity to visit Shrewsbury Cathedral for a private tour and two talks about the building’s history and its archives. When: Saturday 23 March 2019 Time: 2pm Where: Shrewsbury Cathedral, 11 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE Cost: £10 This event is run by the Friends of Shropshire Archives. For more information and to book, please download […]

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Chillington Hall, 20 Aug 2019

February 8, 201911:32 amLeave a Comment

A guided tour of Chillington Hall and gardens with a tractor ride to the lake. When: Tuesday 20 August 2019 Time: 2pm Where: Chillington Hall, Codsall Wood, Wolverhampton, WV8 1RE Cost: £20 including tea and scones This event is run by the Friends of Shropshire Archives. For more information and to book, please download the Friends Summer […]

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Pitchford Hall visit, 10 Jul 2019

February 8, 201911:28 amFebruary 13, 2019 12:30 pmLeave a Comment

Described as Britain’s finest half-timbered house, Pitchford Hall was owned by the Colthurst family for more than 500 years before being sold in 1992. When: Wednesday 10 July 2019 Time: 2.30pm Where: Pitchford Hall, Pitchford Rd, Shrewsbury SY1 3HS Cost: £22 including tea and cake Notes: The tour involves considerable walking and stairs. This event […]

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Friends AGM, 6 June 2019

February 8, 201911:20 amFebruary 8, 2019 11:21 amLeave a Comment

The Friends short AGM will be followed by a tour of Shrewsbury School including the Taylor Library, school archive and chapel. When: Thursday 6 June 2019 When: 2pm Where: Shrewsbury School, Ashton Rd, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA Cost: AGM free, tour £5 This event is run by the Friends of Shropshire Archives. For more information and […]

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Coleham’s industrial history, 1 May 2019

February 8, 201911:11 amFebruary 13, 2019 12:31 pmLeave a Comment

A talk by local historian Andrew Pattison on the industrial history of Coleham followed by a tour of Coleham Pumping Station. When: Wednesday 1 May 2019 Time: 2pm Where: Barnabas Centre, Longden Coleham, Shrewsbury SY3 7DN Cost: £10 including tea and coffee Notes: The tour involves stairs. This event is run by the Friends of Shropshire […]

Unlocking the River Severn

December 19, 20188:44 amJanuary 10, 2019 11:03 amLeave a Comment

Interested in history? Want to try something new in the New Year? Interested in learning new skills or meeting new people? Whether you’re new to using archives or have previous experience, these six FREE workshops are all about discovering the stories of the River Severn. We’ll be exploring collections and finding out why the river […]

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House history, starts 22 Jan 2019

September 28, 201810:28 amDecember 21, 2018 10:45 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 […]