WWI in Church Stretton

July 27, 201511:07 amJuly 27, 2015 11:16 am

Church Stretton Area local History Group are holding a drop-in session at Church Stretton Library on Saturday 1st August. What did your grandparents tell you about the First World War? The group are looking to preserve and record your stories. They are interested in both military and domestic accounts and if you have any documents and photographs, […]


Dearest Girls at Church Stretton Arts Festival

July 27, 20159:13 amJuly 27, 2015 9:17 am

After touring as far afield as Lancashire and Norfolk, Francesca Millican Slater makes a welcome return to Shropshire. My Dearest Girls: The Letters Book combines character, live music and a touch of cabaret to reveal the lives of a group of friends from Shropshire. Against a background of war the women tell each other their stories, […]


Trenches Update

July 20, 20152:15 pmJuly 27, 2015 9:40 am

Construction of the trenches at Park Hall near Oswestry continues apace. Numbers of volunteers were boosted by the addition of 11 members of the Royal Irish. The trenches are being boarded and sandbagged and the building of underground rooms is well underway. Mark Hignett, the project co-ordinator, said he was delighted with the progress. The […]


WWI Installation at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

June 15, 20152:22 pm

To commemorate those who lost their lives during the First World War, artists Andy McKeown and Maggie Love will be developing a participatory installation, on the balcony of the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery during June. Throughout the residency people are invited to visit the exhibition and participate in the creation of a visual and audio record, […]


Trench Construction Begins at Park Hall

June 15, 201510:31 am

The recreation of a First World War trench system has begun to be constructed near Oswestry. The trenches will provide an educational visitor attraction at Park Hall Countryside Experience. Park Hall played an important role during the First World War as one of the largest training camps in the country. It was established in 1915 and huge numbers of […]


The First Casualty of War is Truth – Exhibition

June 9, 201512:58 pm

An exhibition of new contemporary artworks by re:collect, a group of local artists, is being held on the Balcony at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.  The artworks aim to expose truths obscured by time, loss and misinformation and respond to the notion “the first casualty of war is truth“. The exhibition will run throughout June […]


Volunteers Wanted

June 9, 20158:25 am

  Would you like to find out how the First World War affected local families? Could you write articles for the Shropshire Remembers website? Would you be able to help add to the archive catalogue and indexes? The Shropshire Remembers Centenary project is looking to form a group of volunteers to research various aspects of […]


Traces Exhibition

May 19, 20152:16 pmMay 20, 2015 1:18 pm

Artist Rebecca Collins has produced an art exhibition inspired by the objects of the First World War, in collaboration with History Makers and the Shropshire Regimental Museum. The exhibition is at Participate Contemporary Artspace, Riverside Mall (opposite Wilkos) from 9th – 20th May and will continue at Shrewsbury College in June. Rebecca said “My intention with this […]


Telford and Wrekin Library Blog

May 5, 20157:44 am

  Telford and Wrekin libraries have just launched a WW1 Blog where they will be telling you about some of the commemorations happening within Telford over the coming months. If you’re Newport way – call in and see the great WW1 display at the library. Follow Telford and Wrekin libraries World War One Blog at  


Soldiers’ Letters at Stokesay Court

April 9, 20152:32 pm

A remarkable archive has survived at Stokesay Court from the time of the First World War when the house became a VAD Auxiliary Military Hospital between April 1914 and December 1918.  It was a hospital for soldiers (not officers) and unusually nearly every man had a room to himself.   The Commandant was the owner, […]

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