An Afternoon at Shrewsbury Archives, please book your place now

The Beautiful Burial Ground Project is offering Shropshire Disability Members the chance to learn more about the stories told by our burial grounds. Our burial grounds tell us a lot about changing fashions, traditions, immigration and of lives long lived or tragically cut short.

The session taking place on Monday 25th February 2019 from 2pm-4 pm at Shrewsbury Archives, Castlegate, Shrewsbury SY1 2AQ will cover an introduction to the archive as well as how to use the archive to investigate the lives and stories of your local burial ground. Places are free of charge, but must be booked by contacting Ann Shaw at or by calling/texting 07970 816030

Click here for poster: SDN archive poster

Click here to download a PDF with details: SDN archive poster

“Access for people with disabilities at the Archives”

There are two parking spaces for people with disabilities at the Castle Gates entrance. Please let us know when you book your place if you require a space in advance using the form below.

BSL Language Interpreter will be at SDN session.

Inside, all public areas, including the toilets, are accessible to wheelchairs users. A hearing loop is installed.

They have a ‘clear star viewer’ which uses CCTV technology to enlarge pages from printed books for you. They also have a hand-held video magnifier, which you can use with documents and maps in our Search Room.

Free guides to sources can all be printed in large text – please ask staff for details on the day.”




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