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Shropshire Archives reopens in a phased way from Wednesday 29 July
Cleaning a David Evans cartoon

David Evans stained glass

April 7, 20208:05 amLeave a Comment

We have been lucky enough to win was from the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust to conserve a collection of 11 cartoons for stained glass windows, purportedly by the artist David Evans, ref 8565. David Evans was born just outside of Newton in what was then Montgomeryshire (now Powys), and came to Shrewsbury as a young […]

Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society

April 3, 202012:56 pmApril 3, 2020 12:58 pmLeave a Comment

The archives have recently been working with the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society to digitise some of its past publications. Many of these are now available free of charge on the society’s website and are a great starting point for local history research while we’re closed. The Transactions can be accessed here. The society dates […]

Research tips – parish registers

April 1, 202012:01 pmApril 2, 2020 3:53 pmLeave a Comment

Hi to all our researchers and volunteers from all the archive staff who are now working from home – we hope that everyone is keeping safe and well in these uncertain times. Before we closed to the public, several of you mentioned that you have relatives who were planning to start looking into their family […]

Telephone exchange

Staying in touch

March 27, 202010:52 amLeave a Comment

While we are closed there are several ways you can stay engaged with us….. Visit our website You’ll find plenty of tips for research and guides to types of records. Browse the collections pages to see what records we hold. Search our online catalogue by using the search box at the top of each page. […]

extract from 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map XXXIV.6

OS Map sale, postponed

March 5, 20202:38 pmJuly 8, 2020 9:51 amLeave a Comment

The map sale has been postponed to help reduce social interaction and reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Following rationalisation of its map collection, Shropshire Archives is disposing of duplicate copies of the second edition 1:2500 scale Ordnance Survey maps of Shropshire. These are mostly dated 1900-1903. There are also a few map sheets for […]

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Flood warning

February 25, 20201:05 pmFebruary 28, 2020 1:46 pmLeave a Comment

River levels have dropped in Shrewsbury (as of 28 February) but further rain is expected so please do take care if you are planning to visit us in the near future and check the latest flood warnings before travelling. The council’s newsroom has updates on access into Shrewsbury.

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Visit to Aldenham Park, cancelled

January 30, 202011:39 amJuly 8, 2020 9:52 amLeave a Comment

The visit has been cancelled to help reduce social interaction and reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Friends of Shropshire Archives are giving you the chance to visit the fascinating Aldenham Park. Aldenham Park is a Grade II* Palladian house with strong links to Charles I who took refuge from Oliver Cromwell in a priest hole […]

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Visit to Pitchford Hall, postponed

January 30, 202011:21 amJune 3, 2020 8:28 amLeave a Comment

This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. We hope to re-run this in the future. Those of you who booked a space will be contacted by the Friends of Shropshire Archives with further information. Described as Britain’s finest half-timbered house, Pitchford Hall was owned by the Colthurst family for more than 500 years before […]

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House history, starting 4 Feb 2020

January 7, 202012:57 pmMarch 20, 2020 4:12 pmLeave a Comment

**Now fully booked** Every house has a story; tracing the history of your property and finding out about the people who lived there can be absolutely fascinating but can also be time consuming and possibly frustrating. Old buildings have often been altered and since documents rarely give a date of construction, it is unusual to […]

Mayflower

Shropshire’s Mayflower Children, 3 Jul 2021

December 11, 201912:26 pmJune 2, 2020 11:26 amLeave a Comment

Due to COVID-19 this event has been postponed from 4 July 2020 to 3 July 2021. The programme will remain the same. If you have booked a ticket for the 2020 event , you should have been contacted by the Shropshire’s Mayflower Children secretary. If not please contact them. The Mayflower set sail for America […]