Shropshire Routes to Roots
|Routes | Changes in people and landscape | A tale of two towns|
7. Further information
Where can I find more sources which show how a place has changed?
Obviously this theme has provided only a very brief snapshot of the changes which have taken place in Shrewsbury and Oswestry over the last century. There were many more changes which happened before and during the years examined here. In addition, Shropshire has seen many changes outside these two towns, particularly in the east with the development of Telford in the 1960s.
There are many more photographs and images, of all areas of Shropshire, which can be obtained both online and offline. This page suggests a few starting points.
Other themes on Routes to Roots
The themes on Shropshire Routes to Roots look at all parts of Shropshire throughout all periods of history. You should find something related to your area, but if you are searching for 'before' and 'after' photographs and localised histories then the following themes are a good starting point:
Most of the older photographs and images in this theme were taken from collections at Shropshire Archives (Opens in a new window). The collections are organised by place, so it should be easy to find old photographs (references beginning with PH) and postcards (references beginning with PC) of where you live.
Oswestry Library (opens in a new window) has an extensive local history collection, including photographs and drawings of the area. Of particular value are a series of sketches of the Sweeney Hall estate. Produced by the same artist over a number of years, they tell a detailed visual story of how individual buildings are altered over time.
There are several photographic histories of Shrewsbury and Oswestry. These include:
For Oswestry, there is also a very good 'Town Trail and Brief History' available from the heritage centre. Shrewsbury Tourist Information Centre also has a number of walks and guides to help you discover the Shrewsbury area.
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