St Chad’s Memorial

December 15, 20144:21 pmDecember 15, 2014 4:34 pm

St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury has created a special memorial for the 113 men listed on Shropshire War Memorials for whom no information can be found.  These names cannot be linked for certain with the service records of any individual soldier. In the week of Wednesday 10th December there were no anniversaries of Shropshire deaths so […]

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The Christmas Truce

December 15, 20143:56 pmJanuary 22, 2015 10:02 am

  A letter within the collections at the Shropshire Regimental Museum holds testament to the remarkable truce which took place between opposing sides on Christmas Day, 1914. At the time it was officially denied but letters like these and eye witness accounts of men who were there prove otherwise. This letter was written on 28th […]

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Exhibition of Students’ Artworks

December 11, 201410:05 am

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery hosts this exhibition of artwork entitled “Wilfred Owen and Other War Poets” by a group of the town’s Sixth Form College students, working with artist Carl Jaycock and students from colleges in Le Cateau in France and Walldorf in Germany. Last month the students took part together in a week-long […]

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When did the First World War end? Part 1

December 4, 20149:10 amDecember 4, 2014 9:12 am

  When did the First World War end? Certainly not in that railway carriage in the Forest of Compiègne. There were still German troops in France. There were prisoners-of-war to exchange. The Armistice ended the fighting, but not the War. Before talking to the German government, the Allies would first have to agree amongst themselves […]

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