Ms Bowsher said Shropshire was rich in history and the unique geology of the area and the wealth of raw materials from iron ores, clays, shales, limestone, coal and other minerals has attracted settlers from the Iron Age to Victorian times.
The first rail locomotive was built at Coalbrookdale
"The breadth of history is reflected in the span of objects selected for Shropshire.
Ms Bowsher said: "Knowledge of the geology and natural history of the region is illuminated by many of the fascinating rock, fossil and mineral collections to be found in regional museums brought to light by pioneering geologists in the 1800s."
Roderick Murchison's cross section of geological strata is on display at Ludlow Museum and John Randall who settled in
was not only a renowned geologist but also a great china painter.
"It all helped to map the resources which led to a fascinating diversity of industry, engineering and global trading." she added.
To look at the 10 objects in detail along with items from across the UK, visit the
History of the World
website, where you can also add your own objects.
To see any of the objects drop into one of the Shropshire Museums involved in the project. More information about the museums is available from the websites.
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