John McCrea the Wellington Volunteers

July 31, 201811:57 amJuly 31, 2018 12:09 pm

When John Alexander McCrea was born in Wolverhampton in 1874 his parents, a travelling salesman and a washer woman, would not have expected him to become a highly respected member of the community of Wellington in Shropshire. John McCrea, the eldest of two sons, followed his father in becoming a traveling salesman. Although it is […]


The War Diary of Percy Micklewright

July 17, 20183:20 pmJuly 17, 2018 3:27 pm

Percy William Micklewright was born in Myddle on 25 September 1890. He joined up, along with his younger brother Dick, and both men left for the Western Front in December 1915* as members of the Royal Army Medical Corps. The brothers were able to be together throughout the war, which must have been a great […]


Wilfred Owen 100 Events Brochure Launched

July 5, 20184:09 pmAugust 7, 2018 4:54 pm

On Wednesday 4th July the new brochure listing events in Shropshire to remember the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death and the end of World War I was launched at Tanners Wine Cellars in Shrewsbury. The brochure has been published by Shrewsbury Heritage on behalf of Shropshire Remembers, the county’s First World War partnership. The 32-page brochure lists […]

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