Memory Corner

Memory Corner is a column that appears in the Shrewsbury Chronicle each week.  It involves reproducing short extracts from old editions of the newspaper. There are seven sections – 225, 200, 150, 100, 40, 25 and 10 years ago. The extracts are either of historical significance (international, national or local), or may be unusual, amusing or quirky.  Lack of space means that some items may have had to be shortened or summarised.

Columns since January 2019 have been reproduced here.  They are sometimes accompanied by an appropriate illustration (these were not part of the original article).

January 3rd 2019 January 10th 2019 January 17th 2019 January 24th 2019 January 31st 2019
February 7th 2019 February 14th 2019 February 21st 2019 February 28th 2019
March 7th 2019 March 14th 2019 March 21st 2019 March 28th 2019
April 4th 2019 April 11th 2019 April 18th 2019 April 25th 2019
May 2nd 2019 May 9th 2019 May 16th 2019 May 23rd 2019 May 30th 2019
June 6th 2019 June 13th 2019 June 20th 2019 June 27th 2019