Chronicles of Our Shropshire Hills
Between November 2010 and March 2013 we undertook a project, Chronicles
of Our Shropshire Hills, which enriched the resources brought to BCHRC
by the Local History Centre project.
Project activity included:
- Producing Parish Profiles for Bishop’s Castle and surrounding
parishes with details of research material held at BCHRC and
- Working with up to seven parishes to identify local heritage material
and extend their Parish Profile.
- Recruiting Parish Champions from the surrounding parishes and offering
BCHRC as a venue for a Parish Forum.
- Identifying material at Shropshire Archives which was digitised and
added to BCHRC’s Local History Centre resources
- Publishing research projects led by local demand, and including
The 1901 Project, using the 1901 census in Bishop’s Castle
as a springboard and populating it with locally sourced material
- Piloting a scheme to distribute archive boxes in Bishop’s Castle
as a repository for past and current material on houses and their occupants
- Digitising existing analogue reminiscence tapes produced by the
RECALL group and transcribing selected tapes
- Developing an education resource in collaboration with local schools
using material from the Parish Profiles