Bayston Hill Memorial Event

October 16, 201411:09 am

Bayston Hill Memorial Hall was a fitting venue for a weekend of First World War displays and memories as it was built to commemorate the men lost during that war. Alan Caswell said the event was a resounding success. “It was opened by our Special Guest Mrs Evelyn Price a sprightly 96 year old who […]


New Home for Paper Trench

September 22, 201412:56 pmSeptember 25, 2014 10:41 am

A paper trench sculpture, commissioned for the Shrewsbury Flower Show, has been given a new venue at Theatre Severn. Grace Westwood has produced a smaller version of the Birmingham City University trench scene ‘The Battle of the Somme’ which is now on display at Dudmaston Hall. It was commissioned for the duration of the Flower […]


New Recruits

September 18, 20141:26 pmSeptember 18, 2014 1:27 pm

The rows of faces in the photograph on our home page are new recruits who have answered Lord Kitchener’s call and volunteered to join the army. These local men would go on to form C Company of the 6th Battalion of the KSLI, the Shrewsbury “Pals”. During the first few weeks of the war, men […]


Inspiration for new drama

September 18, 201410:14 amSeptember 18, 2014 1:16 pm

This unassuming notebook within the collections at Shropshire Archives, has inspired a brand new piece of drama. The book records letters sent between six Shropshire women, against the background of the war, from 1917-1920. The friends had met while they were at school together in Bridgnorth but are now working as farmers, office workers, factory […]

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