Lottery Grant to Support Wilfred Owen 100 Events in 2018

January 23, 20182:40 pm

Shropshire Council’s Archives and Museums service have been awarded £41,600 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to commemorate the centenary of the death of the poet Wilfred Owen in 2018. Since 2012, Shropshire communities have been working in partnership to deliver an extensive and ambitious programme of heritage and arts activities to commemorate the centenary of […]


Shropshire To Remember War Poet Wilfred Owen 100 Years On

November 6, 201711:41 amNovember 6, 2017 11:42 am

The 4th November this year marked the 99th anniversary of the day that Shropshire poet and soldier, Wilfred Owen, fell in battle in 1918, the last year of the First World War. The centenary next year will be marked in his home county of Shropshire by a series of events over the last 100 days […]


In the Hands of Boys: Shropshire Schools visit historic WW1 sites

November 2, 201710:36 amDecember 6, 2017 4:18 pm

Update – December 2017 Shropshire Boys Dancing; ‘In the Hands of Boys’ Eighty nine boys and young men from Shropshire performed live as part of ‘In the Hands of Boys’, Shropshire Boys Dancing on Sunday 12th November 2017 at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury to an audience of over 250 people. The unique dance performance, created by […]


‘In the Hands of Boys’ : Shropshire Boys Dancing

October 23, 201710:53 pmOctober 23, 2017 11:07 pm

Shropshire Council has received a £10,000 National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the ‘In the Hands of Boys’, project, commemorating the centenary of the First World War. Awarded through HLF’s First World War then and now programme, the project is using dance, poetry and photography to share stories about Shropshire’s involvement […]


Wilfred Owen Remembered in 2018

October 15, 201710:06 pmOctober 15, 2017 10:46 pm

Wilfred Owen 100 Shropshire-born poet and soldier Wilfred Owen is known throughout the World as one of the greatest World War I poets. He was born at Plas Wilmot near Oswestry in March 1893. His father Thomas worked on the railways and after spells at Birkenhead and Shrewsbury the family moved back to Shropshire’s county […]


Up-grading of Shrewsbury War Memorial

August 11, 201711:17 amAugust 11, 2017 11:19 am

To mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, the Dept for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England has up-graded Shrewsbury War Memorial, from Grade II to Grade II* Due to its scupltural, architectural and historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the […]


Roll of Honour in Shropshire Libraries

July 25, 20179:34 am

Printed copies of the Shropshire Roll of Honour from the First World War have been donated to Shropshire libraries and Shropshire Archives. The revised and updated roll of honour has been co-ordinated by St Chad’s church Shrewsbury and compiled by Phillip Morris and Neil Evans. It lists all those who gave their lives during the […]


French Mayor Invited to Launch of Wilfred Owen Commemorations in 2018

July 11, 20178:53 am

Next year sees the 100th anniversary of the death of Shropshire World War I poet Wilfred Owen, who was killed in action next to the canal at Ors in Northern France on the 4th November 1918 and is buried in the local cemetery. This week the Mayor of Ors, Jacky Duminy was handed an official […]


Centenary of the Imperial War Graves Commission

April 18, 20178:25 amApril 24, 2017 10:16 am

The 21st May 2017 will mark the Centenary of the Imperial War Graves Commission. Now the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) it was created by Royal Charter with the Prince of Wales as its first President. CWGC marks its Centenary with the launch of a series of projects aimed at promoting wider awareness of its […]


VC Metal

March 27, 20179:40 amMarch 27, 2017 10:32 am

Members of the WWI consortium group were treated to a rare view of the lump of metal used to make Victoria Cross medals. The metal is taken from the cascabels of two Russian cannons which were captured at Sevastopol during the Crimean War. Every Victoria Cross awarded since 1856 has been cut from this metal. The […]

We use Cookies - By using this site or closing this you agree to our Cookies policy.
Accept Cookies