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Wellington Remembers

October 17, 20189:10 amNovember 19, 2018 8:31 am

A project carried out in Wellington, Shropshire to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War -with the support of Wellington Town Council, Wellington History Group and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Introduction The Lychgate, built at the southwest corner of All Saints churchyard, is the Wellington Town War Memorial. It was built […]

Belgian refugees in Shropshire

June 12, 202010:21 amLeave a Comment

During refugee week, we look back 100 years ago, when Shropshire welcomed a large influx of refugees. After Germany invaded and occupied Belgium at the start of the First World War, many hundreds of thousands of civilians were displaced and fled to the coastal ports. The plight of Belgian refugees, and atrocities by the invading […]

Trench Foot and Frostbite

June 28, 201711:28 amJuly 25, 2017 2:49 pm

At the beginning of war, the 2nd battalion of the KSLI had been posted in India, they were called back and re-assigned to the Western Front in December, 1914. The contrast between the heat in India and winter in the trenches was extreme. An excerpt from the Wellington Journal 27 Feb 1915 [p7] reads: SHROPSHIRE SOLDIER`S SUFFERINGS. Some […]

Norman Bland

· Date: 29 Jan 2013 · Author: Shropshire Archives

Norman remembers boats using Rodington Wharf. They would come from Wellington under the bridge and on towards Upton Magna. They were horse- drawn and mostly carrying coal. Norman enjoyed catching l...

Dawley News, Weekly Report from the Brotherhood and Sisterhood Dawley Baptist Chapel.

Identifier: NO6965/3/7 · Date: 20 Feb 1917 · Author: Shropshire Archives

Rifleman H Collier writes from France on Feb 7th:- ?There are four of us out here and it is nice to read letters from my own brothers. It is very pleasant to look at drawings of the dear old place...