“I was evacuated to Shropshire with my parents in 1940 and for a time we lived with my mother’s second cousin at No. 1 Shutfield, Lightmoor.” This was the beginning of an email asking for help I received recently.
Iris 84 was back in Shropshire for the first time in 50 years and her daughter ran her around all the little lanes of Lightmoor. They were unable to locate exactly where 1 Shutfield was, or is.
Iris isn’t sure if she’ll get another opportunity to come back to Shropshire. I’ve tried with the help of my father in law to get some information but we have been unsuccessfully in finding exactly where 1 Shutfield could be and if it still stands today.
Iris is an amateur Social Historian and wishes to write up her memories of living in Shropshire. This week she updated me that she has managed to buy a 1902 map of Lightmoor and Coalbrookdale and has managed to identify on that No. 1 Shutfield at Lightmoor where she lived during the war.
So I was wondering if there are any keen Shropshire historians out there that could help me track down where 1 Shutfield is or was (perhaps even old photographs) so I can take some photographs for Iris in case she doesn’t have an opportunity to travel to Shropshire to see it herself and help her complete writing her Shropshire memories.
If you can help email firstname.lastname@example.org , thank you.