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

Primary School records

April 9, 20219:44 amLeave a Comment

At long last our catalogues for primary (elementary) schools in Shropshire are online!    These lists were previously only available as printed catalogues.  School records reach us in a piecemeal way – from the Local Education Authority, from the school itself, from retired head teachers or from local churches. In the case of Ellerdine school, […]

Quatt industrial school

July 9, 202011:02 amLeave a Comment

This week’s history begins at home theme is schools. Here we look at one of the more unusual schools in Shropshire and what we can find out, despite having little in the way of records from the school itself. The 1844 Poor Law Amendment Act enabled Poor Law Unions to band together to establish a […]