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Shropshire Archives is open in a phased way from 21 April 2021.


Inn sites research, 2021

July 1, 202111:27 amJuly 1, 2021 12:28 pmLeave a Comment

We are working with TDR Heritage and Shropshire Council’s Historic Environment team to help research inns in Shropshire. Researchers hope to: learn more about how buildings were used in the past, how old they are and if there have been many changes over the years. collect and celebrate the stories and memories connected to these […]

Little Wenlock tour, 8 Sep 2021

July 1, 202111:02 amLeave a Comment

Join the Friends of Shropshire Archives on a guided walking tour of Little Wenlock led by historian Neil Clarke. The tour will go past the parish church which houses the county’s earliest cast-iron grave slab (1611), the Royal Arms of George IV and the Forester memorial east window, the range of the village’s domestic buildings […]

Online talks

May 12, 20217:58 amLeave a Comment

The Friends of Shropshire Archives and the Shropshire Archaeology and Historical Society put together a varied and interesting programme of talks over Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021. These have been well received and more online talks are planned for Autumn 2021. Members of both societies will be sent priority invitations by email. If you have not […]

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Pitchford Hall visit, 19 Aug 2021

January 30, 202011:21 amJuly 1, 2021 11:01 amLeave a Comment

The Friends of Shropshire Archives are repeating their popular visit to Pitchford Hall to give those of you who missed it another opportunity. 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. The tour involves considerable walking and stairs. When: […]


Shropshire’s Mayflower Children, Sep 2021

December 11, 201912:26 pmJuly 1, 2021 11:09 amLeave a Comment

The Mayflower set sail for America in 1620. Among the passengers were four young children from the More family of Larden Hall, Shropshire. Only one survived to start a new life in America. The Shropshire’s Mayflower Children group are running events to commemorate this (postponed from last year due to COVID-19). There is a discount […]