We are bringing Adderley’s history to life with a range of projects, experiences and events, including a Heritage Trail, Oral Histories and primary school learning materials.
Adderley Heritage was formed to preserve a very special collection of materials, The Geoff Butter Collection, which has been gifted to Adderley, detailing our history. The group applied for Heritage Lottery Funding to create this website which has a catalogue of digital copies of all the items in the collection. The originals are preserved at the Shropshire County Archive in Shrewsbury and can be accessed through them. Other aspects of the project include collecting oral histories from local people, a Heritage Trail pointing to key sites in the village and a project with our local school helping to enthuse the next generation.
Walk The Trail
You can find out more about the locations and our rich history going back to Norman times through the industrial revolution and spanning the two World Wars and covering the twentieth century.
What to discover on the trail
The Heritage Trail takes us to 7 key points around the village which are of historical significance. At each point, information boards linking to more online information are available to help visitors explore our history which the Geoff Butter Collection traces back to the 11th Century.