VC Metal

March 27, 20179:40 amMarch 27, 2017 10:32 am

Members of the WWI consortium group were treated to a rare view of the lump of metal used to make Victoria Cross medals. The metal is taken from the cascabels of two Russian cannons which were captured at Sevastopol during the Crimean War. Every Victoria Cross awarded since 1856 has been cut from this metal. The […]


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 […]

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