Eyewitness Project – an overview

October 24, 20163:20 pmOctober 24, 2016 3:22 pm

Over 100 young people have worked with MediaActive alongside, historians, media artists, journalists, archives and museums to uncover some of the ‘stories’ of the First World War. Looking at first hand accounts of WWI, including the work of war artists, poets and journalists, along with archive material, photographs, film, diaries, and letters from the frontline and […]

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WWI at the Shropshire History Day

October 18, 201611:29 am

Local history enthusiasts flocked to the Shirehall to take part in the Shropshire History Day on Saturday. This event was jointly held between the Shropshire Remembers project and Shropshire Archives and comprised a series of talks and displays by over 20 local groups and organisations. The First World War was well represented with many local […]

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The Long Way Home

October 18, 201610:04 amOctober 18, 2016 10:08 am

Jake Elcock is a film production student at The University of Westminster Film School and is in the early stages of producing a feature film set in the trenches of The Somme. He has shot a proof of concept film this summer at the Oswestry Trench Experience and aims to shoot the full film next […]

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Was it Yesterday?

October 10, 20161:12 pmOctober 10, 2016 1:16 pm

Was It Yesterday? is a fictionalised account of experiences in the First World War by A. M. Bown, a well-known Shropshire farmer. He spent four years at the front as a subaltern in the Royal Artillery, being wounded twice, gassed once and winning the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry. His book was first published in 1928 […]

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The ‘Two Men’ – Masters from Shrewsbury School

October 3, 20163:06 pm

The first week of the Somme was the beginning of a terrible period of the war. Two Masters and good friends from Shrewsbury School, Malcolm White and Evelyn Southwell, were killed in the Battle of the Somme. Both joined the School in 1910; both were inspiring and inspired teachers, admired and respected by pupils and […]

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