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.
Patronal Day & WW1 Centenary Commemoration
- 29 July 2017 2-5pm
- Readings from the ‘Soldier Poets’
- Dr Paul Norgate: an illustrated talk about William Storr- Barber,
the WWI soldier from Leominster who sculpted our rare war memorial
- Tribute to 'Woodbine Willie‘
- Organ played by Igor Kennaway
- Display of WWI mementos
- Tea and a bun!.
If you have any WWI stories, photographs or memorabilia that you can bring along to share with the audience please call Fran 01568 770150 or Jill 01568 770140
St James' Church,
Tickets £7.50, (minors £3.50) on the door inc. refreshments.
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