Shropshire Archives

Shropshire Archives
Castle Gates



Mary McKenzie's email

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general public number

01743 255350

Mary McKenzie, County Archivist

01743 255356


general fax number

01743 255355

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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


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

"Such Good Fellows" - The Role of Baschurch in World War 1

  • 26 January — 31 March 2015 *on now

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital ("the Orthopaedic") which had been founded in 1900 was originally located at Baschurch in Shropshire and this was one of the places that injured soldiers were brought to for treatment during World War 1. Our display features two injured soldiers. One, Jim Sherwood, survived the war and went on to work at the hospital for 40 years. The other, Edwin Morris, also survived the war despite shrapnel injuries and being gassed and married Letitia Edwards who was working at Baschurch during the war.
The display also features a Thomas splint with supporting information. Sir Robert Jones, one of the hospital founders, popularised the use of the Thomas splint which reduced the mortality rate from fractures of the femur (thigh bone).
There are also other pictures from the time including a drawing made by one of the patients.

Suitable for

  • Any age