Some links to other organisations:
Shropshire Historic Environment Record: Shropshire’s Historic Environment Record (HER) is the primary source of information about the historic environment of the county – archaeological sites, finds and features, historic buildings, structures and landscapes. The HER is maintained by Shropshire Council and is based at the Shirehall, Shrewsbury. The HER database holds core information concerning over 36,000 archaeological sites, finds and features, historic buildings, structures and landscapes in the historic county of Shropshire, all linked to computerised mapping. We are also the key repository for all reports on archaeological work and historic building recording carried out in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin.
Shropshire Archives: Shropshire Archives provides the archives and local studies service for the historic county of Shropshire This includes the borough of Telford and Wrekin. They preserve and make accessible documents, books, maps, photographs, plans and drawings relating to Shropshire past and present. They hold local material from 12th Century charters right up to yesterday’s Shropshire Star. Shropshire Archives provides a service for schools, as well as an outreach and events programme, and also has many opportuntities for volunteers. Shropshire Archives is funded by Shropshire Council and the borough of Telford and Wrekin, and is supported by the Friends of Shropshire Archives.
Friends of Shropshire Archives. The Friends of Shropshire Archives is a friendly group whose aim is to support our county records office, Shropshire Archives, and promote the preservation of the records in their care. Some of our members are regular users of the Archives, others volunteer their services to help with conservation, indexing, transcription and other activities. We all share a common interest in Shropshire’s history and the importance of preserving the amazing collections of original records held by Shropshire Archives. All our activities support their valuable work.
Wrekin Local Studies Forum: The WLSF exists to bring together organizations and individuals interested in local studies in and around the Borough of Telford & Wrekin. The WLSF aims to promote and encourage local studies in the area by organizing exhibitions, day events and conferences, working with other organisations to widen access to resources and by publishing bi-annual leaflets to advertise the interests and meetings of member societies.
Council for British Archaeology (CBA): An independent charity, the Council for British Archaeology brings together members, supporters and partners to give archaeology a voice and safeguard it for future generations.
CBA West Midlands: CBAWM works in the counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands and aims to advance the education of the public in archaeology, to advance and assist research, and to encourage widespread participation in archaeology.
The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust: CPAT is one of the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts working to help protect, record and interpret all aspects of the historic Welsh landscape.
South-West Shropshire Historical & Archaeological Society: SWSHAS supports local research and offers members a programme of lectures and outings.
Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group: OBHAG is a group with a wide appeal to anyone interested in the heritage of the Osewstry area. The group’s programme encompasses a broad range of archaeological and historical topics, and members are actively engaged in a variety of projects and initiatives.
Whitchurch History and Archaeology Group: WHAG is based in Whitchurch, Shropshire, and the group meets on the second Thursday of each month usually at the Senior Citizens Club in Pearl Yard, Whitchurch. A newsletter is published three times a year.