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.
Saturday: First in the month 10am-4pm (advance orders only)
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.
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.
- Not suitable for children
Lilleshall Hall Drive
£10 (members of the Friends of Shropshire Archives); £12 (non-members)
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.
- Not suitable for children
Please note: We regret that it is not possible to accommodate visitors with severe mobility problems in the house.
Price: £15.00 including refreshments (members only)
Tour of Bridgnorth High Town
- 9 August 2017 2-4:30pm
Tour distance: approximately two miles.
Bridgnorth Town Park
Meet at Bandstand in the Town Park, W Castle St
£10 (members of Friends of Shropshire Archives), £12 (non-members) including refreshments
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.
The Community College
with lunch £15 ea; without lunch £10 ea.
Mary McKenzie's email
general archives email
general public number
0345 678 9096
Mary McKenzie, County Archivist