Letter Writing Competition Winners

November 27, 201411:11 amNovember 27, 2014 11:40 am

Earlier this year, Shrewsbury Children’s Bookfest delivered to 18 primary schools across Shropshire hundreds of copies of The Best Christmas Present in the World, a short story by the former children’s laureate, Michael Morpurgo.  It describes how in December 1914 the British and German forces famously laid down their arms to play a game of […]


Belgian Refugees

November 20, 20144:26 pmAugust 30, 2016 9:51 am

It was the German invasion of Belgium which eventually drew Britain into the war. Many civilians were killed and thousands were displaced. The plight of Belgian refugees was widely reported in the press and there was great sympathy for the Belgian people. Shropshire raised funds to support and find accommodation for Belgian refugees. This photograph […]



November 6, 20149:27 am

OP REFLECT is the name for the Army’s centenary commemoration of The First World War, as part of this an opportunity is being given to all secondary schools throughout the country to request a soldier or officer to visit their school and assist the teacher in delivery of an academic lesson that outlines the difference […]


Stories of the First World War – Radio Shropshire

November 6, 20149:18 am

Radio Shropshire is continuing its series about Shropshire people during the First World War. Beginning on November 7th the stories will be broadcast at 8.15 each morning and repeated during the drive time programme – usually between 5 and 6 pm. The stories reveal many aspects of Shropshire life at this time. The next group will […]

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