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

Chronicler of the Anti-Slavery Campaign

October 13, 202110:42 amOctober 14, 2021 10:03 amLeave a Comment

Chronicler of the Anti-Slavery Campaign.
Katherine's diaries provide a fascinating insight to Shropshire society and the progress of the anti-slavery campaign.

Henry Box Brown

Black History Month 2

October 9, 20207:41 amLeave a Comment

Into the 19th and 20th centuries Sources at Shropshire Archives show how the abolition movement found support in Shropshire at the end of the 18th century and how campaigners and emancipated slaves visited the county.  Local boroughs, in particular Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock, regularly petitioned Parliament for the abolition of slavery.  The fantastic series of […]

Black History Month 1

October 8, 20202:08 pmLeave a Comment

Looking at 17th and 18th century Shropshire sources Whether intentionally or unintentionally, the myth that Black, Asian and ethnic minority people have only been present in Britain since the 1960s still persists.   Yet archives reveal that they have been documented in Britain since Roman times.  As part of Black History Month, we highlight some of […]