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Founded in February 2016, Lawley and Overdale Local History Group is the latest history and reminiscence group in the Borough of Telford and Wrekin and is an affiliated member of Wrekin Local Studies Forum.

The group's principal aims is to research and promote local history of our Parish, its communities and people and to actively encourage not just Parishioners old and new but also welcome former Parishioners to come along and participate. We cover Lawley, Newdale, The Rock, Overdale, Old Park, Dawley Bank, Lawley Bank, Lawley Gate and Lawley Common. We aim not only to research as far back at the Doomsday Book but also cover more recent developments as part of an ongoing commitment to create a Parish Archive as well as do further research for the established Lawley and Overdale History Trail by Lawley and Overdale Parish Council.  We also organise activities such as local history walks and take part in events such as the annual Community History Day via the WSLF.

For our 2018 Get Together meetings and Activities - please click on the Meetings tab.

For more details about the Group contact us on Or call 07432 408314 (After 6.00pm)

Also visit our Facebook page via -

For more information on the activities of the Wrekin Local Studies Forum either visit the Forum's new Facebook page at  Or visit website at -

Pick up a copy of the WLSF calendar leaflet with information on all other groups and various talks and activities via the Parish Office - Leonard Smith House, West Centre Way (opposite Morrisons).