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.
Six Year's of Commemorations by Oakengates and District Royal British Legion.
- 5 December 2015 — 25 July 2021 *on now
On the date of their death, or closest date to it, a simple graveside ceremony will be held. The Standard will be present together with a Buglar who will play The Last Post. Prayers will be said by officiating clergy. Where possible a short biography relating to the person will be read out.
These commemorations will be held at, Hadley, Ketley, Lilleshall, Oakengates, Priorslee, St.Georges, Wombridge, and Wrockwardine Wood.
It is hoped that any descendants will get in touch, and participate.
Gentleman Jim of the 20 Durham Light Infantry
- 4 November 2016 7-8:30pm
Told through a series of original letters and postcards, Simon Jarman will give an illustrated talk on the life and service of his uncle, James Speight, from the time of his conscription into the Army in 1916 trough to his experiences in the trenches of Belgium, Italy, and France.
£10.00, Friends £7.00
The First World War Myth Vs Reality
- 11 November 2016 9:30-11:30am
Would you like to find out more about the First World War?
Then please come to out Taster Session at The Gateway Education & Arts Centre
The Gateway Education & Arts Centre
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