WWI Trench at Powis Castle

June 6, 20163:30 pmJune 6, 2016 3:34 pm

To commemorate the centenary of the battle of the Somme, Powis Castle will be exploring the story of Percy, Viscount Clive, 4th Earl of Powis’ eldest son and an officer in the Welsh Guard. Visitors will be transported back to life in World War One as they step into the replica Somme trench and officers […]


Somme Commemoration Event, Southwater, Telford, 14th July 2016

May 24, 201610:08 am

Schools from across Shropshire will be participating in a remembrance event to commemorate the Battle of the Somme. About 200 pupils will be converging on Southwater, Telford on the 14th July. The event is being held on this date to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Bazentin Ridge.  This was the worst day, in […]


Easter in the Trenches

March 30, 20161:51 pm

This Easter saw men from the 1st Battalion the Royal Warwicks 1914-1918 living history group move into the trenches at park Hall Countryside Experience near Oswestry. The first two who had travelled up from Portsmouth, arrived on Thursday afternoon and promptly bagged the underground HQ which had a pair of bunk beds already built in, […]


HISTORY MAKERS – Looking back

January 19, 201611:55 amFebruary 8, 2016 1:50 pm

The HISTORY MAKERS PROJECT has created a digital archive of local people’s family connections to the First World War. We have been delighted by the response by participants and overwhelmed by the interest locally and nationally since the website went live. This project began in autumn 2014 with students from Mary Webb School filming interviews with […]



December 14, 20152:36 pmDecember 15, 2015 3:08 pm

The Shropshire Remembers project has produced an artefact box for primary schools. The box includes a variety of items which can help children explore what life was like during the First Word War. Among the objects included are scaled down uniforms for a soldier and nurse, replica food, (the bar of chocolate is cardboard!), a […]


Ink dries on new WW1 commemorative music

October 5, 201511:46 amOctober 5, 2015 1:49 pm

Shropshire composer, Michael Turner, has just put the final touches to the second of two new works that he has composed for a concert which will take place on 24 October in the Church of St John the Baptist, Bishops Castle. Given by the Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra, the programme will feature music with strong links […]


Fracture, Qube Gallery, Oswestry

September 22, 20152:44 pmOctober 5, 2015 11:53 am

A new digital installation has opened in at Qube Gallery, Oswestry. Created by Justin Cliffe and Peter Jones, it celebrates the lives of Sir Robert Jones and Dame Agnes Hunt and their remarkable work in orthopaedics and rehabilitation. The intallation will run until the 9th November and will be available to tour next year. If […]


The Opening of the Trench Experience

September 8, 20152:19 pm

The sun shone for the opening of the Trench Experience at Park Hall, Oswestry. The impressive network of trenches was formally opened by Lt Col Graham Shannon, Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment. It is a great achievement and demonstrates the astonishing effort which went into digging the thousands of miles […]

History Makers at Pontesbury


August 3, 201512:45 pm

Local people were given a warm welcome at Pontesbury Public Hall by the History Makers team for an ‘Antiques Roadshow’ style event.  They brought with them all sort of things relating to the First World War – medals, photographs, trench crafts, postcards, sheet music even two WWI helmets and an ancient shell case! A  steady […]

Remembrance Field by Carl Jacock

Remembrance Field

August 3, 201512:06 pmAugust 10, 2015 11:46 am

‘Remembrance Field’ is a large scale photographic art installation presented in St Mary the Virgin Church, Shrewsbury. It was created by artist Carl Jaycock who has spent the last two years researching and developing the project. “I was initially inspired by the stories of some of the soldiers’ acts of bravery from WW1, I found […]

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