WWI Installation at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

June 15, 20152:22 pm

To commemorate those who lost their lives during the First World War, artists Andy McKeown and Maggie Love will be developing a participatory installation, on the balcony of the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery during June. Throughout the residency people are invited to visit the exhibition and participate in the creation of a visual and audio record, […]

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Helping our Wounded Tommies

June 15, 201511:34 am

‘A novel way of helping our wounded tommies’ is the hand-written caption on the bottom of this photograph of Albert Brazier and Richard Davies, two of the gardeners at Wenlock Abbey. They are seen wrapping up plants grown at the Abbey to sell as part of Lady Milnes Gaskell’s efforts to raise money for the  wounded […]

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Trench Construction Begins at Park Hall

June 15, 201510:31 am

The recreation of a First World War trench system has begun to be constructed near Oswestry. The trenches will provide an educational visitor attraction at Park Hall Countryside Experience. Park Hall played an important role during the First World War as one of the largest training camps in the country. It was established in 1915 and huge numbers of […]

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The First Casualty of War is Truth – Exhibition

June 9, 201512:58 pm

An exhibition of new contemporary artworks by re:collect, a group of local artists, is being held on the Balcony at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.  The artworks aim to expose truths obscured by time, loss and misinformation and respond to the notion “the first casualty of war is truth“. The exhibition will run throughout June […]

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Volunteers Wanted

June 9, 20158:25 am

  Would you like to find out how the First World War affected local families? Could you write articles for the Shropshire Remembers website? Would you be able to help add to the archive catalogue and indexes? The Shropshire Remembers Centenary project is looking to form a group of volunteers to research various aspects of […]

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