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Discover town’s lost history in new exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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Discover ‘Lost Shrewsbury’ in the new exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (SM&AG) which is set to open on Saturday 23 November, 2019 at 1.30pm.

‘Lost Shrewsbury’ was created in partnership with local author and historian, David Trumper, whose has authored a new book of the same title.

The exhibition will share with visitors the unseen history of Shrewsbury and will take you on a fascinating trip through Shrewsbury’s rich history and heritage with images not seen before.

An image in black and white of Shrewsbury in 1909. The image features in the book authored by David Trumper.

C. R. Birch & Son was founded in 1909

Lost Shrewsbury will feature 40 slides containing images from the book and will.  All slides will be captioned by David Trumper.

Paintings of the Shrewsbury landscape from SM&AG’s own collection will also feature in the exhibition. Pieces of art included will be a fine painting of the Old Welsh Bridge by Paul Sandby and a view of the English Bridge by C. W. Radclyffe.

An image of a painting of the English Bridge in Shrewsbury by CW Radclyffe in the early nineteenth Century. The painting will feature in the Lost Shrewsbury exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

C.W. Radclyffe English Bridge, Early 19th Century

Phil Scoggins, interpretation officer for Shropshire Council’s museums service, said:

“David has an unrivalled knowledge of the life of Shrewsbury and its people over the last century. It is a great pleasure to host images from his fantastic archive and display them alongside lost local scenes depicted in the museum’s own fine collection of paintings.”

David Trumper, author of Lost Shrewsbury, said:

“I am very grateful to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery for allowing me to launch my new book, ‘Lost Shrewsbury’, there.  I am also grateful to the museum for setting out the exhibition in the museum to coincide with the launch. 

“Most of the views have been collected from a number of local people over the last 3 or 4 years and have never been published before.  I am looking forward to meeting them again when the exhibition opens and thanking them for their kindness.”

‘Lost Shrewsbury’ will run until Sunday 12 January 2020.

SM&AG is open Tuesday – Sunday and standard museum admission applies.

The paperback edition of Lost Shrewsbury by David Trumper will be available to buy from the Visitor Information Centre at SM&AG for £14.99.

For more information about Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, visit the website.