Welcome to the home page of Victoria County History (VCH), Shropshire. Here you can find out about our work on the history of the county of Shropshire, details of our activities and other news. Here we make available drafts of our publications, including sections of VCH Shropshire VI: Shrewsbury Part ii. We welcome comments on these, including corrections and amendments.

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‘A Morning of Wem History’



The morning of Wem History, held on Sunday 18 June 2017 was very well attended, despite the glorious summer sunshine providing an obvious disincentive to sitting in a darkened Wem Town Hall (or perhaps it was an incentive for some!)


James Bowen, Wendy Horton, Richard Hoyle and Judith Everard (who all spoke at the event) with Mayor of Wem, Cllr Edward Towers, and Mary McKenzie from the Shropshire Archives (right).

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Annual Meeting and Lecture

Our annual meeting was held in at Central Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Shrewsbury on Saturday 28 October, at which the annual report PDF icon for year ending 31 August 2017 was presented,

Following the meeting Richard Hayman gave the annual lecture, on ‘River Histories: exploring the past on the Severn and Wye’.

Shrewsbury and the River Severn

News archive

27 September 2017: we have added the typescript of sections of Newport and the Weald Moors, prepared in 2002 by David Cox and Janice Cox, to our work-in-progress page.
10 May 2017: The May 2017 issue of our NewsletterPDF icon.

9 May 2017: drafts of two Shrewsbury Part Two sections have been added to the website.

22 February 2017: our Newsletter for June 2016 PDF icon has been added to the website.

17 January 2017: our Annual Report for 2015-16 PDF icon has been added to the website.