Wilfred Owen 100 Events Brochure Launched

July 5, 20184:09 pmJuly 7, 2018 9:19 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 […]


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 am

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 […]


Shropshire’s First World War Film Festival

May 23, 20183:09 pmJuly 12, 2018 2:40 pm

  SHROPSHIRE’S FIRST WORLD WAR FILM FESTIVAL Classic and new films at venues around the County 10th October to 16th November 2018 Tickets will be on sale later this year. See venue websites for details. Film Listings 10th October 8.00pm The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Film Society presents: – ‘La Grande Illusion’ (Cert U, France, […]


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 […]

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