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Shropshire Archives to close for maintenance work

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Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives is to close from Saturday 8 December 2018 until Tuesday 18 December 2018 inclusive, for essential behind the scenes work.

An image of the outside of Shropshire Archives in Shrewsbury. The Archives will be closed for essential behind the scenes work from 8 December 2018 until 18 December 2018.

Shropshire Archives in Shrewsbury

The service will close at 4pm on Friday 7 December 2018 and reopen at 10am on Wednesday 19 December 2018. This period has been chosen as it is typically a quiet one for the service.

During the closed period customers can still telephone and email the service, though detailed enquiries will generally only be responded to once the service is fully open.

Mary McKenzie, acting museums and archives manager, said:

“We hope our customers will understand the need for us to work on these key tasks when we have the space and capacity to do so. This year we will be working on a number of projects to improve storage and cataloguing of different collections. In addition, we will be working on processing large collections of archives received during the year. All this work will help to make our holdings more accessible to our customers.”

Like many archive services across the country, Shropshire Archives closes for a period to allow for time to do essential behind the scenes work which can only be done during a closed period.

For further information telephone, 0345 678 9096, email archives@shropshire.gov.uk, or visit the website www.shropshirearchives.org.uk.