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First World War Day, 20 Oct 2018

June 28, 201812:31 pmJuly 3, 2018 11:55 amLeave a Comment

First World War Showcase Day When: 20 October 2018 Time: 10am-4pm Where: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury More details coming soon. For more events commemorating World War One, visit the Shropshire Remembers website

Horses at Hampton Loade PH/S/14/1/16

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 […]

books from our collections

Making poems from Archives, Autumn 2018

June 28, 201810:48 amJuly 3, 2018 11:56 amLeave a Comment

A series of six workshops at Shropshire Archives led by poet Jean Atkin. Each week Jean will introduce you to a different element of the Archive’s collections, and provide prompts, guidance and encouragement to enable everyone to write a poem or a piece of short prose. Jean Atkin is a published poet and experienced workshop […]

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Anchorites, 28 Aug 2018

June 28, 201810:35 amJuly 3, 2018 11:56 amLeave a Comment

Anchorites in Shropshire: Archaeological and Archival Evidence Victoria Yuskaitis, PhD researcher at the University of Leeds, has been studying anchorites in the Shropshire area since 2016. Victoria will discuss her research, focusing on the following local churches: Holy Trinity, Much Wenlock St Martin’s, near Oswestry St John the Baptist, Ruyton St Mary’s, Acton Burnell St […]

Heritage open day tour, visitors in conservation studio

Behind the scenes 7 September 2018

June 22, 201811:23 amJuly 3, 2018 11:56 amLeave a Comment

Your chance to see behind the scenes at Shropshire Archives as part of Heritage Open Days. Visit our conservation workshop, reprographics studio and strongrooms containing over 5 1/2 miles of documents. With a selection of the wonderful and varied documents in the ‘6000 collection’. Catalogues for this collection, which was formerly held by Shrewsbury Borough […]

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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 […]

Baptisms, marriages and burials

Palaeography course starts 18 Sep 2018

January 18, 201812:15 pmFebruary 16, 2018 2:45 pmLeave a Comment

Do you want to learn how to read old handwriting? Our experienced tutor Helen Haynes will use a variety of documents from collections at Shropshire Archives to help you improve your skills. When: Tuesdays: 18 & 25 September, 2, 9, 16 and 23 October 2018 Time: 2-4pm Where: Shropshire Archives, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AQ […]