Shropshire Archives

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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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.
Pack up your troubles

Pack Up Your Troubles

  • 20 October — 26 November 2014 *on now

Pack Up Your Troubles is a project funded by Awards For All as part of nationwide commemorations to mark the centenary of World War One.
The Hive teamed up with local social housing provider Severnside Housing to explore, through its residents, the legacy of 'the Great War'.

Many residents said their relatives 'never talked about it' but we knew the anecdotes and stories were there - they just needed to be teased out. Through conversation around WW1 artefacts and mementos, we were able to dig a little deeper.

Between July and September 2014 a programme of craft and music workshops delivered by the Hive's creative team brought residents together to socialise, be creative, integrate and talk about the WW1 stories passed down through generations. Many residents were in their mid nineties, and their appetite for textiles, crafts and singing proved that one is never too old for creativity.

This WW1 commemorative exhibition includes examples of work created by the residents of Severnside Housing and documentation through photography, film and quotes.

Suitable for

  • Any age


The Hive
5 Belmont