Royal British Legion Sculpture at St Chad’s

June 19, 201810:20 amJune 19, 2018 10:21 am

  A stunning sculpture has been unveiled at St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury. The Royal British Legion’s Shropshire Poppy Appeal and St Chad’s Church have been working with two local artists, Lyn Evans and Nik Burns to mark the centenary of the First World War. The collaboration also included Martin Phillips of Heritage Schools and children […]


Wilfred Owen 100 Brochure

June 15, 20188:24 amAugust 7, 2018 4:56 pm

The Wilfred Owen 100 brochure lists the events happening in Shropshire during the 100 days from early August to Armistice Day on 11th November and beyond. The brochure will be distributed all over Shropshire in late June and officially launched on 4th July. It was compiled by Shrewsbury Heritage and contains listings and information from […]


Shrewsbury’s Flying Ace Geoffrey Hornblower Cock MC

June 12, 20181:43 pmJune 19, 2018 10:31 am

The family were tanners in Kingsland, Shrewsbury. Adeline and James Cock had three daughters and two sons spread over seventeen years. They were affluent with four female servants; cook, kitchen-maid, parlour-maid and housemaid. When they named the last child, a son, had they anticipated that he would have to live up to that name? Geoffrey […]


Katherine Harley

June 5, 20181:50 pmJune 5, 2018 1:57 pm

“Wiry and energetic with a well-chiselled nose, pale piercing eyes, slight and graceful and a love for everything militaire.” Katherine ‘Katie’ Mary Harley, nee French, sister of Sir John French, leader of the British army at the outbreak of World War 1 and of Charlotte Despard, was born on May 3rd 1855 less than three months after the […]

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