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.

Newport History Day

Together with the Newport History Society, we invite you to a free Newport History Day on Saturday 11 May 2019 at Cosy Hall, Water Lane, Newport, 1.30 to 5.30. Lectures start at 2.00. Refreshments will be provided.

Come and hear about our plans for a new history of Newport, and volunteering opportunities to help with its researching and writing. There will be other talks on the buildings, history and landscape of Newport and the latest SNAP images, together with history and archaeology displays.

Full programme >>>>
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Related PDF documents:

History Day Details and Programme

Newport History Leaflet

Standing Order Form

Newport Scoping Study

Newport Scoping Study (Appendices)

A date for your diaries

Our annual meeting will be held this year on Saturday 26 October when our speaker will be Dr Nick Mansfield, Senior Research Fellow in History at the University of Central Lancashire on ‘The aftermath and memorialisation of the Great War in Shropshire’. Further details will follow nearer the time.


Our supporters will be pleased to hear that the Wem Short is finally in production and should be published towards the end of the year.

We are pleased to announce the award by the Marc Fitch Fund of a grant to VCH Shropshire which, with money in hand, will allow us to restart work on the churches section of Shrewsbury Part II. We hope this will be finalised and published on the website towards the end of the year.

Shrewsbury Part II: Chapter 2.9 Burial Grounds has been revised. The next section to be published will be the account of the town’s public preachers.

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