The Morville memories collection is an accumulation of local people’s memories, photos and newspaper cuttings, which they have donated to the display to be shared and enjoyed by others. Being brought up in the village listening to local stories lit my interest in local history and my favourite part of research is still listening to people’s recollections of the past. It is wonderful to have somewhere to share these memories and where better than St Gregory’s Church, which has created a treasure trove of memories for many. The Church, with a grant from the national lottery has supplied new exhibition boards. This year the display will be split to cover over 150 years of Morville history including Morville school photos going back to the early 1900’s and information about both Morville and Aldenham hall and their inhabitants.
The items on display come from many different people and places. Shropshire archives at Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth Library where I have searched old newspapers and filtered through many reference books. Facebook has some great sites, memories of Shropshire, Bridgnorth Past, Broseley past to name a few. I’ve also visited other local villages and Churches to get advice and see how they exhibit their memories.
It is the local people who have been the biggest asset to this community collection of memories, giving up family photos and stories, thank you for all your support.
Fancy dress competition, Morville village hall, mid 1930’s