Shropshire Archives

Shropshire Archives
Castle Gates



Mary McKenzie's email

general archives eail


general public number

01743 255350

Mary McKenzie, County Archivist

01743 255356


general fax number

01743 255355

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The archives and local studies centre for the historic county of Shropshire.

We have 5 ½ miles of shelving holding local material from 12th century charters right up to yesterday’s Shropshire Star.

Venue Type:

Archive, Library

Opening hours

Wednesday: 10am-5pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm

Admission charges


Collection details


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Stokesay Court Hospital

Stokesay Court, Red Cross Hospital Centenary Weekend

  • 18 — 19 April 2015 From 1pm *on now

Transport yourself to 1915 - experience a WW1 ‘Field Hospital’, view exhibits from the Stokesay Court and British Red Cross archives and Shropshire Regimental Museum and tour the rooms where soldiers recuperated. Step back in time and experience how Stokesay Court might have been transformed as part of the war effort. Devised from research into Stokesay Court and British Red Cross archives. Proceeds to be shared with the British Red Cross.
Event 1pm - 4.30pm. Tea rooms open 1pm - 4pm. Tickets available from or on the gate
Ticketed concert also available on 19 April 5 - 7pm - see separate listing. Concert tickets available in advance only.
See for full details.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Stokesay Court
Craven Arms


Adult £8, child under 16 £4

Stokesay Court WWI

I've Got a Blighty One - Concert

  • 19 April 2015 From 5pm *on now

The concert will include a selection of popular songs, hymns and poems of the time mixed with pre-recorded readings of letters, received from past patients of the hospital, and a narration explaining the story of the hospital and the roles of the owners, staff and patients. The entertainment will be provided by a troupe of local actors and musicians and staged in the evocative setting of Stokesay Court’s Great Hall. Proceeds will be shared with the British Red Cross. Combined tickets for the Open House afternoon event + concert (£18) and concert only tickets (£15) are limited and available in advance only from
Full details on


Stokesay Court,
Craven Arms,

From Bismarck to the Bootmaker - How Shropshire Went to War

From Bismarck to the Bootmaker - How Shropshire Went to War

  • 23 April 2015 From 7pm

On 23 April 1915, the 2nd Battalion KSLI was involved in several days of urgent action at the 2nd Battle of Ypres following a German gas attack.

To mark the centenary of the battle, Philip Stevens, author of The Great War Explained, will be delivering a lecture on the actions of the 2nd Battalion KSLI exactly 100 years ago to the day as they joined the battle at Ypres. Told through the story of local bootmaker turned soldier, Private Jos Herriman, Stevens will take a look at how the Great War began and will uncover the story of the Ypres Salient and gas warfare.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


Shropshire Regimental Museum
Shrewsbury Castle
Castle Street


18:30 Drinks Reception | 19:00 Lecture

£10 Adults | £7 Friends | Booking required
Glass of wine included in ticket price