SNAP Project

The SNAP logo

S.N.A.P. stands for Shropshire Newport Archive Photographs.

The project was a Local Heritage Initiative lottery-funded project, which ran from 2005-2008, and has allowed us to scan in photographs and slides from Newport History Society’s archives and also from local people; we are very grateful for these donated images.

We have digitised over 4,000 images, together with details about the image, when and where it was taken. They are now available in the Shropshire Archive’s Discover Shropshire database.

For a fascinating view back over a century and a half of the life of Newport and the surrounding villages, the best images are in sixteen albums, including such topics as ‘The Guildhall’, ‘Villages & Hamlets’ or ‘Leisure in Newport’ etc. To go to the SNAP albums on Discovery Shropshire’s History website, click here .

However, the full SNAP photo database, of over 4,000 images, can be searched by going to Discovery Shropshire’s History Advanced Search link

Or, if you just want to browse on our SNAP images, try the Discovering Shropshire’s History “Image Cloud” page. On the left-hand menu of the page, tick the “Partners” option and then choose “Newport History Society”, to open up a gallery of our SNAP images.

If you can help us by identifying people or places, please let us know by contacting

Here are some Album examples.

Aerial and General Views in Newport
Community Life in Newport
Leisure and Sport in Newport
Images of the Guildhall in Newport
Schools in Newport