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Anchorites, 28 Aug 2018

June 28, 201810:35 amAugust 29, 2018 8:08 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 […]

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House history course, Nov – Dec 2018

June 28, 20189:30 amJune 28, 2018 10:36 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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Rat Pit photograph puzzle

June 22, 20181:05 pmLeave a Comment

Below is a blog post written by Anthony Price, one of our team of wonderful volunteers working at Shropshire Archives. The photograph itself is such a bleak and evocative landscape and we hope you enjoy reading about the possible story behind the image. It’s also an example of the great lengths that the volunteers go […]

Jodie and Zoe

A Student Experience!

May 30, 20182:52 pmLeave a Comment

Each year, Shropshire Archives hosts a number of student placements. Recently we’ve welcomed students from the University Centre, Shrewsbury and the blog below comes from their experience here. Who are we? We are Jodie and Zoe. We are currently second year History students at the University Centre Shrewsbury. We have undertaken a one-month placement at […]

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Annual lecture 24 November 2018

May 24, 20181:29 pmNovember 27, 2018 7:57 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 […]

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Mallinson’s photographs

March 21, 20182:16 pmSeptember 13, 2018 9:11 amLeave a Comment

James Mallinson (1891-1959) was a prolific commercial photographer, living in Shrewsbury all his life. Within the archives are over 1000 photographs; his photographs. Many record major demolitions and rebuilds in Shrewsbury in the 1920s and 1930’s. One major event so recorded was the rebuilding of the English Bridge, which was dismantled and moved piece by […]

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Focus on Madeley

January 19, 201812:15 pmLeave a Comment

Shropshire Archives helped create the Focus on Madeley website which showcases some of the fascinating images of Madeley’s rich and varied past. The website is now live and well worth visiting if you are interested in the history of the town. Most of these images come from a much larger collection deposited by the Telford […]

Baptisms, marriages and burials

Palaeography course starts 18 Sep 2018

January 18, 201812:15 pmOctober 22, 2018 7:43 amLeave 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 […]

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Listing St Chad’s parish records

January 18, 201812:02 pmJanuary 18, 2018 12:07 pmLeave a Comment

We’ve just finished the list for Shrewsbury St Chad’s parish records. This was something that we began as a whole team last year and now (finally) the list has been printed and is browsable on the online catalogue. Listing as a team effort… The way in which we listed this was somewhat unusual… Firstly, the […]

work in our stores

December closed weeks

November 23, 201711:03 amJanuary 18, 2018 11:36 amLeave a Comment

During our closed weeks in December, we had new shelving built in situ for the very large maps in one of our store rooms. This allows us to store the maps safely, means that we can find them easily and gives room for expansion. As well as work in the stores, we also brought our […]