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Discovering Shropshire's History
Welcome to the Discovering Shropshire's History Homepage. Here you will find information all about the project that created this website.
A partnership of services from Shropshire County Council and the Borough of Telford & Wrekin created a ‘one stop shop’ for Discovering Shropshire’s History. It is an integrated on-line resource which allows a wide range of users to discover the variety and significance of Shropshire’s historical and cultural landscapes. The scope of the project covers the whole of the historic county of Shropshire, currently divided between the two local authorities.
Shropshire’s historic and cultural landscapes are unique. They demonstrate great diversity and quantity of material and include landscape remains of the human story in the county from prehistory to the present. Shropshire has been continuously inhabited for the last 10,000 years and there are surviving remains and evidence to represent all episodes of this long story. The archaeological and historic environment remains are of exceptional quality due to their state of preservation, condition, significance, potential and amenity value. The county has important and intact historic landscapes which enable the interaction between man and the landscape through time to be investigated, understood and enjoyed.
The project has created a resource that, for the first time, links information from the sites and monuments record with information from museum and archive catalogues to create an integrated data source. It represents a wide ranging partnership of services from the cultural and educational sectors, all committed to raising awareness of the importance of Shropshire’s history.
The project has increased awareness amongst the educational sector of the value and the use of Shropshire’s cultural resources. Education packs have been created for all ages. The on-line resource provides themed information linked to the requirements of the National Curriculum. Support and encouragement will be provided to local history and community groups, and individuals to further their research and develop their skills. The project aims to improve people’s awareness and understanding of the significance of Shropshire’s historic past. Its residents will be encouraged to get out and discover the county and its rich and varied heritage.
What can we expect to see on the website?
Follow the links below or on the left side of this page for some highlights.
Who is involved?
There is a varied partnership of local groups, societies, local researchers and organisations that are involved with the project.
To find out more click on the partners and funders link at the bottom of the page.
Alternatively follow the partners and funders link in related webpages at the left hand side of this page.
Can I become involved and use this as my website?
Irrespective to you being a single local historian, a local group or even an organisation yes you can become involved and use this site as your website.
Click on the forms links on the left hand side to contact the webmasters.
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Project final report
The project's final report was completed In August 2007. This marked the completion of the Heritage Lottery Funded stage of the project. The website will continue to be developed by the project partners.