Shropshire Archives

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-4pm
Thursday: 10am-4pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: First in the month 10am-4pm (advance orders only)

Admission charges

Free

Collection details

Archives

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.

Where

Oakengates area

Lilleshall Hall ref PR/1/245

Visit to Lilleshall Hall

  • 14 June 2017 2-4:30pm

Originally built in 1831 as a country house and hunting lodge for the Duke of Sutherland, Lilleshall Hall is set in spectacular and secluded surroundings, within the Shropshire countryside. Our guide for the afternoon, David Adams, will talk about the history of the Hall and lead a tour of the garden.
The Friends will hold their short AGM at the Hall, and tea and cakes will be provided.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Where

Lilleshall Hall
Lilleshall Hall Drive
Newport
Shropshire
TF10 9AS
England

Admission

£10 (members of the Friends of Shropshire Archives); £12 (non-members)

Website

https://www.shropshirearchives.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Friends-of-Shropshire-Archives-Summer-Events.pdf

Combermere Abbey PR/2/115

Visit to Combermere Abbey, Whitchurch

  • 18 July 2017 From 2pm

The Combermere Abbey Estate sits on the borders of Shropshire and Cheshire between the market towns of Nantwich and Whitchurch. Its important contribution to the history of Cheshire and the North West since 1133 has been well documented and it remains an inspiration for many. Originally a Cistercian Monastery and later home to the Cotton (Combermere) and Crossley families, it has entertained many well known personalities.

As numbers are limited this visit is only available to our members.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Where

Combermere Abbey
Whitchurch
Shropshire
SY13 4AJ
England

Additional info

Please note: We regret that it is not possible to accommodate visitors with severe mobility problems in the house.

Admission

Price: £15.00 including refreshments (members only)

Website

https://www.shropshirearchives.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Friends-of-Shropshire-Archives-Summer-Events.pdf

Bridgnorth Bridge SA-IMG56447

Tour of Bridgnorth High Town

  • 9 August 2017 2-4:30pm

Tour distance: approximately two miles.

Where

Bridgnorth Town Park
Meet at Bandstand in the Town Park, W Castle St
Bridgnorth
Shropshire
WV16 4AG
England

Admission

£10 (members of Friends of Shropshire Archives), £12 (non-members) including refreshments

Website

https://www.shropshirearchives.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Friends-of-Shropshire-Archives-Summer-Events.pdf

Bishop's Castle Station PC/B/16/10

Bishop's Castle History Day

  • 30 September 2017 From 10am

With talks about people, places and events with strong links to the town and local area, followed by guided visits to some of the town’s attractions, local history exhibition and book sales.

Run by the Friends of Shropshire Archives in association with The Bishop’s Castle and Area Heritage Forum.

For more information, a programme of the day’s events and a booking form, please follow the link below.

Where

The Community College
Brampton Road
Bishop’s Castle
Shropshire
SY9 5AY
England

Admission

with lunch £15 ea; without lunch £10 ea.

Website

https://www.shropshirearchives.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Bishops-Castle-History-Day.pdf

Shropshire Archives
Castle Gates
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 2AQ
England

Website

www.shropshirearchives.co.uk

E-mail

Mary McKenzie's email

mary.mckenzie@shropshire.gov.uk

general archives email

archives@shropshire.gov.uk

Telephone

general public number

0345 678 9096

Mary McKenzie, County Archivist

01743 255356

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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