Whitchurch, Shropshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Whitchurch and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Great Grandma's Childhood Home

The house in the centre of this photo, Mill House, was the childhood home of my Great Grandmother, Sarah Jane Bushnell. My mother said that a photo similar to this was displayed on trains to advertise beautiful British places and my Grandmother used to point it out as her mother's home. Some of my forebears worked in the Mill and the mill pond sadly  took the life of at least one child.

Growing Up In The War Years In Prees & Whitchurch

Although I was born in Whitchurch [Bark Hill], we moved to Prees soon after. However, I was sent to stay with my grandmother most weekends and for a period I was sent to the Wesleyan school. My grandmother lived in Mill Street, and I used to walk along the canal regularly, it was opposite ...Read full memory

First Day At The Grammar School

A long walk from Alkington Road. Soon I was allowed to use my cycle.

A memory of Whitchurch by Ken Addy