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Shropshire Archives reopens in a phased way from Wednesday 29 July

Partners and projects

Picture That

Telford 6235/255/93/6/28
Telford 6235/255/93/6/28

When creating Telford, Shropshire’s new town, Telford Development Corporation amassed a huge photographic collection of nearly 15,000 images. Some of these are digitised online but there are more to be fully catalogued and made available.

The collection provides a unique insight in to the development of Telford and the life of the town in the 1960s and 1970s.

Wrekin Local Studies Forum, in partnership with Shropshire Archive , is developing a Heritage Fund bid to enable us to fully catalogue, digitize and make these pictures available online for everyone interested in Telford’s History.

Visit Picture That Project for more information.

From sheep to sugar

We have recently helped volunteers research into the history of the production of woollen cloth in Wales and the borders between 1650 and 1850. The volunteers on this project have now added information to their website: http://www.welshplains.cymru/index.asp

Victoria County History Shropshire

Shropshire Archives has a long standing relationship with the Victoria County History Shropshire and we continue to support their research.

Their most recent publication on the history of Wem is available to buy from our shop.

update: as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, it is best to order direct from the VCH