Sale of Ordnance Survey 2nd edition maps

Thank you to everyone who bought maps at our sale on 7 December 2019. We raised over £600 towards our conservation appeal.

We will be holding another map sale in the New Year which will include both 6″ and 25″ scale maps. If you wish to register interest in future map sales, please email the Friends of Shropshire Archives.


Volunteer Showcase

Saturday, 21 March 2020

A morning of talks and demonstrations showing the remarkable and extensive work carried out by volunteers at Shropshire Archives. Volunteers make an enormous contribution to the Archives and their work in cataloguing, indexing, conserving and research is largely unseen by most researchers who benefit from their endeavours.

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Summer events

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Visit to Aldenham Park

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 2.30pm

Aldenham Park is a Grade II* Palladian house with strong links to Charles I who took refuge from Oliver Cromwell in a priest hole there. Later, Charles II presented the Acton family with a fine portrait of Charles I, which still hangs in the Saloon to this day. The Acton family sold the property to the present owners in 1959 and it is now a private family home.

Price: £27 including tea and cake

Friends AGM and lecture by Dr Nigel Baker

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 2.00pm

The Friends’ AGM will be held at Shropshire Wildlife Trust and will be followed by a lecture by Dr Nigel Baker, ‘Down by the riverside: exploring Shrewsbury Abbey and its Severn waterfront‘.

Price: £10 including tea and biscuits (AGM only free)

Visit to Pitchford Hall

Thursday, 20 August, 2020, 2.30pm

We are repeating our popular visit to Pitchford Hall to give those of you who missed it another opportunity. Described as Britain’s finest half-timbered house, Pitchford Hall was owned by the Colthurst family for more than 500 years before being sold in 1992. The tour involves considerable walking and stairs.

Price: £22 including tea and cake

Shropshire’s Mayflower children history day

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 10.00-4.00pm

A day remembering the More children of Shipton sent to America on the Mayflower in 1620, organised jointly with Shropshire’s Mayflower Children group. A morning of talks by three local historians covering the family intrigues and the life for Richard More in America set against the backdrop of religious intolerance. After lunch, there will be visits to More Hall, Shipton Hall and Shipton Church.

Price: £20 including lunch (£18.00 for Friends of Shropshire Archives)

Please book directly with Shropshire’s Mayflower Children, not the Friends of Shropshire Archives, as indicated on the booking form.

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