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Rev Williams’ watercolours

May 20, 20204:15 pmLeave a Comment

Rev Edward Williams painted a lovely series of watercolours, which are invaluable to anyone studying local church history.  The images have been on our online catalogue for a little while but if you’ve not seen them before they are well worth exploring. The watercolours were purchased at auction by Sir Offley Wakeman, who presented them […]

Edward Pryce Owen sketches

May 13, 202011:15 amJune 24, 2020 4:19 pmLeave a Comment

Shropshire Archives has recently catalogued and digitised a volume of over 100 sketches by Edward Pryce Owen, [Shropshire Archives ref 6001/201]. They were produced during the 1820s and 30s and show locations in Shropshire, the Peak District and Wales. The subjects are varied, and include landscapes, boats, architecture, figure and animal studies. Many show places […]

More More records

April 29, 20209:07 amLeave a Comment

The material relating to the More family of Linley deposited at Shropshire Archives is extensive – taking up over a hundred boxes.  As well as the newer family material ref 9071 (discussed in previous blog posts) there are other collections that have been housed at Shropshire Archives for some time.  These include: 445 Records from […]

Evacustes Phipson

April 24, 202010:55 amApril 24, 2020 11:27 amLeave a Comment

Watercolourist and Radical Socialist Watercolours by Evacustes Phipson are in the collections of numerous county museums and archives as well as the V&A, London. Shropshire Archives has two volumes of his paintings ref 6001/1235 and 6. There are also examples of his work in the archive’s postcard collection. Phipson’s subject matter was principally old buildings […]

Hope-Edwardes of Netley

April 21, 20209:23 amLeave a Comment

This continues the blog post on the More of Linley papers. The second part of the cataloguing project concerned the papers of the Hope-Edwardes family of Netley Hall now online at Hope-Edwardes (9071/B). The family held estates in Shropshire at Greete and Harnage as well as at Netley and also a substantial amount of property […]

More of Linley collection

April 17, 20203:44 pmLeave a Comment

During 2018-2019, thanks to funding from the family, we were able to catalogue the papers of the More of Linley.  The full list is now online: More of Linley (9071/A) The collection also include papers of the Hope-Edwardes family of Netley Hall (Clare Hope-Edwardes married Sir Jasper More in 1944) – but more of this […]

Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society

April 3, 202012:56 pmApril 3, 2020 12:58 pmLeave a Comment

The archives have recently been working with the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society to digitise some of its past publications. Many of these are now available free of charge on the society’s website and are a great starting point for local history research while we’re closed. The Transactions can be accessed here. The society dates […]


Picken photographs

October 5, 20191:53 pmApril 21, 2020 9:25 amLeave a Comment

The fabulous photographs of Bucknell from the Edward (Ted) Picken collection are now available on our website. This largely due to the work of volunteer Tony Price who has added descriptions to the catalogue and painstakingly researched the Picken family and provided background to the photographs. As the photographs are of Bucknell, they are under […]

Ludlow Castle Heraldic Roll

September 18, 20191:28 pmApril 21, 2020 9:24 amLeave a Comment

Discovered in a London antique shop in 2015 and dating from c.1580, the beautiful Ludlow Castle Heraldic roll contains 42 coats of arms of some of the owners of Ludlow castle, presidents and members of the Council in the Marches of Wales from the 11th century to the 16th. It records the arms painted in […]

Group Photograph, Shropshire Technical School, Radbrook, Shrewsbury

Radbrook College

March 28, 20192:19 pmApril 21, 2020 9:25 amLeave a Comment

The records of Radbrook College held by Shropshire Archives have now been catalogued (SA ref ED8914) The records give a unique insight into the beginning of further education for girls in the county in the early 20th century, as well as showing the changes during the century as the college developed. In addition to administrative […]