Shropshire Archives

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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.

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.


Oakengates area

History Day Flyer

Shropshire History Day

  • 15 October 2016 10:30am-4pm

This year the Friends of Shropshire Archives have partnered with the Shropshire Remembers Project to provide a varied programme of speakers and displays. Shropshire Remembers is commemorating the 100th anniversary of First World War and a fascinating connection between Shropshire and the Western Front will be explained by Keith Pybus. We will also hear about the county’s engineering history and canal restoration with Bernie Jones and Dr Elizabeth New will share her surprising insights gleaned from medieval seals. Penny Ward will reflect on the last 40 years of the Historic Environment Record and other groups will give short updates of their projects. The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death allows us the opportunity of Tudor entertainments during the lunch break.


Abbey Foregate

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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