Important Notice Regarding Delivery:

We have been advised by Royal Mail & Parcelforce that their delivery services will be disrupted by industrial action on the following dates: Friday 30th September 2022 and Saturday 1st October 2022 so this is going to disrupt the delivery of some orders.

Wem, Shropshire

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Wem, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Wem

Historic Maps of Wem and the local area.

I too remember the Milk machine outside the shop, and also that in the 1960s Mr Nairn used to come round our area ( by the primary school) in his 'mobile' sweet shop on a Sunday afternoon, he always stood outside his van and rang his brass hand bell to attract attention, it was a lovely sight when he opened the back doors to reveal all the boxes/packs of sweets in the back of it. there was no other place to buy sweets ...see more

Added 29 October 2017
I went to the Grove in 1954, I think, as a weekly boarder. I loved Flo Upton's drama and dance classes and was intimidated by Mrs Boronov's acerbic piano teaching style. Anybody else remember doing Midsummer Night's Dream? I think I was one of the fairies though I can't remember which one.Miss Freeman, the headmistress, was scary. Thank heaven she never found out about our midnight feasts! Anybody remember them? I would ...see more