February 2013 archive

Feb 27

21st Century Whitchurch Volunteers

Four present-day Whitchurch volunteers researching the 1803 Whitchurch Volunteers at Shropshire Archives. Reference to the Whitchurch Volunteers has been found in a letter written by the Reverend Edmund Butcher to a lady during the summer of 1803. 

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Feb 19

19th century Whitchurch Volunteers

Research has started at Shropshire Archives for the Whitchurch ‘All Our Stories’ project. Members of the group are currently working through an 1803 enrollment register for the Loyal Whitchurch Corps of Volunteer Infantry. In 1794 the British government feared that the French would invade and encouraged towns to form local defence regiments. The enrollment register …

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