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

Anchorites workshop, 29 Nov 2021

October 20, 202111:20 amLeave a Comment

Interested in learning more about how to use your local archive? Do you have an idea for a topic you want to research, but don’t know where to start? Join Dr Victoria Yuskaitis at Shropshire Archives for an interactive workshop discussing how to use archival sources. Dr Yuskaitis will walk participants through a case study […]

Country houses lecture, 13 Nov 2021

October 20, 202111:08 amLeave a Comment

Friends annual lecture: the country houses of Shropshire by Gareth Williams We are delighted that Gareth Williams, curator and head of learning at the Weston Park Foundation has agreed to deliver the Friends of Shropshire Archives‘ annual lecture this year. Shropshire is Britain’s largest inland county and it has an extraordinary wealth of country houses, […]

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.

Shrewsbury Drapers visit Oswestry

September 29, 20219:46 amLeave a Comment

We have close links with Oswestry Town Council who hold their own archives at the Guildhall in Oswestry. In this post, the Town Council Archivist, Kerry Evans reports back on a recent visit by the Shrewsbury Drapers Company to the Guildhall. The visit gave the modern day Drapers the opportunity to learn more about the […]

Enclosure awards

August 6, 20215:28 pmLeave a Comment

Shrewsbury Library currently has an exhibition on “Enclosure and Loss of the Commons”. It’s a touring exhibition based on photographs taken by artist Leah Gordon in conjunction with Grain and includes photographs of people who still have common rights over land together with their stories. This might inspire you to delve into historic records of […]

Wise words in wild paces

August 6, 202111:35 amAugust 6, 2021 11:36 amLeave a Comment

We’ve enjoyed hosting Nick Fogg and Mike Smart from Piece of String Media to film some archive documents. This is part of Mythstories latest storytelling project – Wise Words in Wild Places. Local stories and legends are being brought to life in a number of ways – using artwork, on location filming and animation as […]

Shropshire Archives entrance

From 19 July 2021

July 16, 20219:10 amLeave a Comment

Under step 4 of the government’s road map, many COVID restrictions have been lifted. Shropshire Archives will be return to normal weekly opening hours: Wednesday 10am-4pm Thursday 10am-4pm Friday 10am-4pm We recognise that it may take some time for visitors to adjust to the new arrangements made possible, and that some visitors may be taking […]

letter from Attingham collection

Distance user survey

July 6, 20219:30 amLeave a Comment

This July, Shropshire Archives is taking part in a national survey of ‘distance users’ of Archive services across the UK. The survey will help evaluate trends and improve user satisfaction.   If you email us or contact us through the website we’ll send you a link to the survey. It should take no more than […]

Inn sites research, 2021

July 1, 202111:27 amOctober 20, 2021 11:23 amLeave a Comment

We are working with TDR Heritage and Shropshire Council’s Historic Environment team to help research inns in Shropshire. Researchers hope to: learn more about how buildings were used in the past, how old they are and if there have been many changes over the years. collect and celebrate the stories and memories connected to these […]

With the Museum service

June 24, 20213:03 pmJune 24, 2021 3:04 pmLeave a Comment

Shropshire Archives is now managed by Fay Bailey, Shropshire Museums and Archives manager. We already have close links with the Museum Service and will be continuing to develop these. Keep it in the County! The Friends of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery need your help to raise £40,000 to acquire a unique collection of Bronze […]