Dawley News

December 18, 20182:50 pm

  Shropshire Archives has a unique collection of newsletters that offer an insight into one small community’s response to the First World War. It was compiled by the Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Dawley Baptist Chapel as a means of sharing news from home with local men who were serving overseas. Today it would probably have […]


Oswestry Launches Wilfred Owen Festival 2018 Brochure

August 13, 20184:13 pmAugust 13, 2018 4:14 pm

The town of Oswestry was the birthplace of Wilfred Owen and a host of events are planned there to remember the centenary of the poet’s death in World War I and the end of the war on Armistice Day on the 11th November. A new brochure listing all the events is available here. The Oswestry Wilfred […]


‘In the Hands of Boys’ : Shropshire Boys Dancing

October 23, 201710:53 pmOctober 23, 2017 11:07 pm

Shropshire Council has received a £10,000 National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the ‘In the Hands of Boys’, project, commemorating the centenary of the First World War. Awarded through HLF’s First World War then and now programme, the project is using dance, poetry and photography to share stories about Shropshire’s involvement […]


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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