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. It holds information about 36,000 archaeological sites, finds, historic buildings, structures and landscapes in the historic county of Shropshire. It is also the key repository for reports on archaeological work and historic building recording carried out in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin. The HER is maintained by Shropshire Council and is based at the Shirehall, Shrewsbury.
Shropshire Archives: Shropshire Archives provides the archives and local studies service for the historic county of Shropshire, including 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.
Friends of Shropshire Archives: The Friends of Shropshire Archives supports the county records office, Shropshire Archives, and promotes the preservation of the records in their care. Some of its members are users of the Archives, others volunteer with conservation, indexing, transcription and other activities.
Shropshire Museums: Shropshire Museum Service runs five museum sites across the Shropshire Council area, as well as a museum resource centre. Shropshire’s museums are a local resource supported by friends, volunteers and visitors.
Wrekin Local Studies Forum: The WLSF brings 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 advertising the interests and meetings of member societies.
Council for British Archaeology: An independent charity, the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) 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 Portable Antiquities Scheme: The Portable Antiquities Scheme is run by the British Museum and National Museum Wales to encourage the recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. Every year many thousands of archaeological objects are discovered, many of these by metal detector users, but also by people whilst out walking, gardening or going about their daily work. Finds recorded with the Scheme help advance knowledge of the history and archaeology of England and Wales.
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 open to anyone interested in the heritage of the Oswestry 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.
Historic England: The public body that looks after England’s historic environment.
English Heritage: Discover over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites cared for by Historic England.
Cadw: The Welsh Government’s historic environment service.