Exhibition Delayed

March 16, 20153:25 pm

Qube exhibition FRACTURE: WW1 to 21st Century Healing cancelled until September 2015. We regret to inform you that FRACTURE: WW1 to 21st Century Healing exhibition and opening event has to be postponed due to a serious and unavoidable technical fault in the final stages of production. Qube were really excited to be able to bring […]


Discovering the First World War

March 5, 201512:17 pm

The HISTORY MAKERS project focuses on interviewing people about members of their family who have fought or have had experiences in the First World War. We have been asking them to share with us any memorabilia like photos, documents, medals even the souvenir tins given to soldiers at Christmas 1914.  We are going to make […]


WWI History Makers visit Shropshire Archives

March 5, 201511:59 am

As part of the Longden, Ford, Rea Valley WW1 Digital Archive Project which was launched at Mary Webb School in Pontesbury  on 25th June 2014, students from the school visited the Shropshire Archives in Shrewsbury.  During the visit, students were given a tour and a talk by Mrs Liz Young, who had sorted out a […]


WWI – Shrewsbury Sixth Form Student’s Perspective

January 22, 20152:56 pmJanuary 22, 2015 3:41 pm

Students from Shrewsbury Sixth Form College have been reflecting on their WWI project. They welcomed students and staff from Le Cateau in France, and Walldorf in Germany, to a week-long series of events and activities to commemorate the First World War.  The very busy programme included, the Remembrance Day Service at St Chad’s, a visit […]


St Chad’s Memorial

December 15, 20144:21 pmDecember 15, 2014 4:34 pm

St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury has created a special memorial for the 113 men listed on Shropshire War Memorials for whom no information can be found.  These names cannot be linked for certain with the service records of any individual soldier. In the week of Wednesday 10th December there were no anniversaries of Shropshire deaths so […]


Exhibition of Students’ Artworks

December 11, 201410:05 am

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery hosts this exhibition of artwork entitled “Wilfred Owen and Other War Poets” by a group of the town’s Sixth Form College students, working with artist Carl Jaycock and students from colleges in Le Cateau in France and Walldorf in Germany. Last month the students took part together in a week-long […]


Letter Writing Competition Winners

November 27, 201411:11 amNovember 27, 2014 11:40 am

Earlier this year, Shrewsbury Children’s Bookfest delivered to 18 primary schools across Shropshire hundreds of copies of The Best Christmas Present in the World, a short story by the former children’s laureate, Michael Morpurgo.  It describes how in December 1914 the British and German forces famously laid down their arms to play a game of […]



November 6, 20149:27 am

OP REFLECT is the name for the Army’s centenary commemoration of The First World War, as part of this an opportunity is being given to all secondary schools throughout the country to request a soldier or officer to visit their school and assist the teacher in delivery of an academic lesson that outlines the difference […]


Stories of the First World War – Radio Shropshire

November 6, 20149:18 am

Radio Shropshire is continuing its series about Shropshire people during the First World War. Beginning on November 7th the stories will be broadcast at 8.15 each morning and repeated during the drive time programme – usually between 5 and 6 pm. The stories reveal many aspects of Shropshire life at this time. The next group will […]


Shropshire Drama Company presents The Accrington Pals

October 23, 20142:00 pm

A forthcoming production of the Accrington Pals by Shropshire Drama Company will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Director, Rosalind Garrard said: “Accrington in Lancashire was a typical English town where a pals regiment was raised and then subsequently and tragically annihilated in the trench horror of the Somme. […]

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