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21st March 2017

 Free admission to Ironbridge Gorge Museums for mothers on Mothering Sunday 26th March

Free admission to Ironbridge Gorge Museums for mothers on Mothering Sunday 26th March

As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are inviting mums to enjoy a day out as their guest at five of their sites on Mothering Sunday, 26th March, when accompanied by another full-paying adult.

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21st March 2017

Mother’s Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Mother’s Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Spring has sprung! We are starting to see the grass turn greener and the daffodils are popping up all over the Onny Meadows, making Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre the perfect place to bring mum for Mother’s Day!

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14th March 2017

Better Baking at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Better Baking at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

With our pop-up kitchen kindly sponsored by Ludlow Food Festival, cooking courses here at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have really taken off!

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14th March 2017

Dudmaston opens its gates for a brand new season

Dudmaston opens its gates for a brand new season

Discover the beauty of the Estate as it wakes up for Spring. Dudmaston welcomes visitors to the galleries, garden, park, tearoom, and shop from Sunday, 19 March

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9th March 2017

First Music Hall Evening at Blists Hill Victorian Town

First Music Hall Evening at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Step back in time and go along to the first in a series of nostalgic music hall evenings, being held as part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th Anniversary celebrations, at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday, 24th March

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7th March 2017

Crossing the River: Fords and Ferries on the Shropshire Severn

Crossing the River: Fords and Ferries on the Shropshire Severn

Shropshire Council rangers are very happy to be welcoming local historian and author, Neil Clarke to Severn Valley Country Park.

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6th March 2017

The 15th Borderlines Film Festival: “brilliant once again!”

The 15th Borderlines Film Festival: “brilliant once again!”

For the last 10 days, cinema-goers have been criss-crossing Herefordshire, Shropshire and the beautiful Marches in order to catch some of the 225 screenings of the 84 films that make up the 15th Borderlines Film Festival.

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2nd March 2017

Museum launches new Cold War Lunchtime Lecture series

Museum launches new Cold War Lunchtime Lecture series

On 17 March, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be hosting the first Cold War Lunchtime Lecture of 2017 with a lecture entitled ‘Coping with Technological Uncertainty: Military Aircraft Procurement, 1945-1957’. In this lecture, Professor Keith Hayward, a consultant and writer on aerospace and aviation issues, will examine Britain’s military aircraft procurement process during the early period of the Cold War.

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1st March 2017

The Judge's Lodging Opens Its Doors with Heritage Lottery Fund This Year

The Judge's Lodging Opens Its Doors with Heritage Lottery Fund This Year

Since the doors to Radnorshire’s Shire Hall re-opened in 1997, the Judge’s Lodging has been a unique, awarding winning attraction within Powys, run by a charitable organisation, the Judge’s Lodging Trust. The building, currently owned by Powys County Council, is Grade II* listed and consists of the original period courthouse and cells, together with accommodation for the visiting High Court judge who would have stayed during the local Assizes.

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1st March 2017

Model show returns to Cosford in April

Model show returns to Cosford in April

The popular Shropshire Scale Model Show will be returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 2 April 2017.

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28th February 2017

Growing Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre - Sunday 5th March 10am – 3pm

As hints of Spring comes forth “ so does our Growing Day. Join us for a day of potatoes, family fun and all things growing.

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27th February 2017

Ironbridge Gorge Museums celebrate 50th anniversary and opening of refurbished Museum of Iron

Ironbridge Gorge Museums celebrate 50th anniversary and opening of refurbished Museum of Iron

2017 is going to be a significant year of anniversaries for Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums as its not only 50 years since the founding of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in 1967, but also 300 years since the death of Abraham Darby I, widely recognised as the man who started the Industrial Revolution.

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27th February 2017

Final call for food festival applications

Final call for food festival applications

Closing date for exhibitor applications is Tuesday 28 February 2017

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23rd February 2017

50 People to flip pancakes on the Iron Bridge Shrove Tuesday, Tuesday 28 February

50 People to flip pancakes on the Iron Bridge Shrove Tuesday, Tuesday 28 February

As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations staff at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are organising a huge pancake flipping contest on the world-famous Iron Bridge.

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23rd February 2017

The Land of Lost Content Book

The Land of Lost Content Book

Patrick Fly and The Land of Lost Content Museum owner Stella Mitchell need your help in creating a 272 page case-bound book celebrating the collection of the Land of Lost Content, a museum dedicated to ephemera.

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23rd February 2017

Borderlines Film Festival 2017 weekend at Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Borderlines Film Festival 2017 weekend at Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Borderlines Film Festival returns to Ludlow Assembly Rooms from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 March for a weekend crammed with cinema treats.

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16th February 2017

Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland  Accolade for its visitor experience second year in succession

Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland Accolade for its visitor experience second year in succession

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums where life over 100 years ago is recreated, has received the highest Gold accolade from VisitEngland in recognition of the quality of its visitor experience for the second year in succession.

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14th February 2017

Celebrate the birth of flight at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Half-term 18th – 26th February

Celebrate the birth of flight at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Half-term 18th – 26th February

You can celebrate the birth of flight during the February half-term with an array of themed family activities at Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.

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14th February 2017

Attention for those who love beer and cycling, Ludlow Brewing Co sportive in Support of Parkinson

Attention for those who love beer and cycling, Ludlow Brewing Co sportive in Support of Parkinson

Letsgovelo have combined with the Ludlow Brewing Co to put on a sportive in support of Parkinson’s UK. The event will have two distances of 25 (Fun Ride) and 70 miles (Challenge Ride) taking you through the best countryside that Shropshire has to offer.

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13th February 2017

Tusker; Shropshire Hills Discover Centre's little Fantastic Beast returns for Half Term starting Monday 20th February

Tusker; Shropshire Hills Discover Centre's little Fantastic Beast returns for Half Term starting Monday 20th February

Exciting news here at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, our woolly Mammoth Tusker returns just in time for Half Term after his make-over.

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6th February 2017

German bomber wings its way to the Midlands

German bomber wings its way to the Midlands

A rare example of the great German multi-role combat aircraft of the Second World War, the Junkers Ju88, has been transported by road to its new home in the Midlands. This particular aircraft, a Ju88R-1 night-fighter version, travelled 130 miles from the Royal Air Force Museum London, to its sister site at Cosford, Shropshire where it will soon go on public display.

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2nd February 2017

It’s plane fun for youngsters at half term

It’s plane fun for youngsters at half term

February half term is just around the corner, so if you’re starting to plan how you’re going to entertain the children, look no further than the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford who are inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity.

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1st February 2017

From the RAF Museum with LOVE!

From the RAF Museum with LOVE!

This Valentine’s Day give your loved one a romantic gift with wings on…..something extra special and meaningful…..available now from the Royal Air Force Museum shop!

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31st January 2017

Apley Estate herd wins first prize

Apley Estate herd wins first prize

The Pennington family are farming tenants on the Apley Estate, living live less than 1 mile from Apley Farm Shop. They supply us with beef from their herd of British White Cattle. Oldington Alderney, a cow in their herd, won the National Junior Championships at the British White Cattle Society national show at the Royal Three Counties Show 2016 which takes place annually in June in Malvern, Worcestershire.

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30th January 2017

Oswestry wins Council of the Year at National Awards

Oswestry wins Council of the Year at National Awards

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has announced the winners for its Star Councils 2016 awards which includes an award for Oswestry Town Council.

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30th January 2017

Oswestry has been named one of the top 10 most beautiful English market towns

Oswestry has been named one of the top 10 most beautiful English market towns

The list announced by website ‘Britain and Britishness’ last week places the town alongside the likes of Keswick in Cumbria and Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.

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25th January 2017

Join in the 10 year anniversary celebrations for the National Cold War Exhibition

Join in the 10 year anniversary celebrations for the National Cold War Exhibition

On Tuesday 7 February 2017 the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be marking the 10th anniversary of the award-winning National Cold War Exhibition with a special event for aviation fans.

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23rd January 2017

Champing™ Comes to Shropshire!

Champing™ Comes to Shropshire!

Champing™ is the unique concept of camping overnight in historic churches, brought to the world by The Churches Conservation Trust, the national charity protecting historic churches at risk. Hundreds of happy champers stayed overnight in these ancient spaces in summer 2016.

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17th January 2017

Tusker set for a make-over to welcome visitors

Tusker set for a make-over to welcome visitors

The cuddly, friendly face that welcomes visitors 7 days a week at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is set for a make-over, just in time for the new tourist season.

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13th January 2017

High-flying offers at low prices this January!

High-flying offers at low prices this January!

Christmas may be over for another year and the high street January sales are already in full swing, but if you’re looking to treat yourself to something special with your left over Christmas money, the Royal Air Force Museum has a huge selection of unique items available with savings of up to 50% off the RRP.

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9th January 2017

Shropshire Tourism Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

Shropshire Tourism Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

Congratulations to our winner of the Shropshire Tourism Visitor Survey Prize Draw. Our winner from Oxfordshire will be spending a 2 night stay at the Prince Rupert Hotel in Shrewsbury.

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22nd December 2016

 Twixmas opening at Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire for a great family day out  26th – 31st December

Twixmas opening at Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire for a great family day out 26th – 31st December

For a fun day out during the Twixmas festive period, 26th “ 31st December, go along to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire’s stunning Severn Valley where six of the ten museums will be open daily from 10am until 4pm. They will only be closing on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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21st December 2016

The North Wales Association of Male Voice Choirs perform St David's Day Concert

The North Wales Association of Male Voice Choirs perform St David's Day Concert

Following the resounding success of previous St David’s Day concerts at the Theatre Severn we are delighted to announce that on February 25th 2017 The North Wales Association of Male Voice Choirs have arranged another fantastic evening of music and song for us -an evening that is not to be missed.

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16th December 2016

Second chance to see Andy McKeown's Giant Light-Show Tribute to Margaret Agnes Rope

Second chance to see Andy McKeown's Giant Light-Show Tribute to Margaret Agnes Rope

Visitors to the main square in Shrewsbury will have a second opportunity before Christmas to see the very successful ‘Tribute To Margaret Rope’ light-show created by international light artist Andy McKeown.

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14th December 2016

Blists Hill to featured on BBC on Christmas Day

Blists Hill to featured on BBC on Christmas Day

A programme filmed at a Shropshire museum will air on Christmas Day.

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13th December 2016

Greg Davies to host first-ever Shrewsbury comedy festival

Greg Davies to host first-ever Shrewsbury comedy festival

Comedian and actor Greg Davies is to appear at the first ever Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival.

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13th December 2016

Bridgnorth wins the Best Large Market Town Award

Bridgnorth wins the Best Large Market Town Award

Congratulations to Bridgnorth who the Best Large Market Town title yesterday; after competing against Hinckley and Market Harborough in the Great British High Street awards.

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7th December 2016

New Japanese Restaurant to open in Shrewsbury

New Japanese Restaurant to open in Shrewsbury

A restaurant in Shrewsbury, owned by the same team as the historic Prince Rupert Hotel, is set to re-open as a specialist Japanese eatery.

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5th December 2016

Make your own Christmas Wreath!

Make your own Christmas Wreath!

On Friday 9th December, Shropshire Council countryside rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are holding a Christmas wreath making session. During the winter months, the park has a wealth of natural items including ivy, cones and berries which are perfect to adorn a festive wreath.

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2nd December 2016

Twisted Fairy Tales at The Dana Prison (HMP Shrewsbury)

Twisted Fairy Tales at The Dana Prison (HMP Shrewsbury)

Twisted Fairy Tales is a brand new, and first-of-its-kind event to arrive in Shrewsbury as part of the town’s Christmas festivities. Described as a ‘Christmas Pantomime gone wrong’ this adult only event couldn’t be further away from your standard nativity play.

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2nd December 2016

Shrewsbury Winter Festival back again 10th & 11th December 2016

Shrewsbury Winter Festival back again 10th & 11th December 2016

It may still be 12 weeks to Christmas, but interest in Shrewsbury Winter Festival returning to the Quarry this December is gathering pace quicker than a reindeer on Christmas Eve! Attracting over 10,000 visitors in 2015 this event promises to be even bigger and better this year.

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2nd December 2016

Take a sleigh ride with Santa at the RAF Museum!

Take a sleigh ride with Santa at the RAF Museum!

For the Christmas period, up to and including 31st December, our 4D Experience will be taking on a Christmas theme.

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2nd December 2016

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the two weekends of 3rd “ 4th and 10th - 11th December. Soak up the seasonal atmosphere from a bygone era and revel in traditional celebrations and entertainment as the townsfolk are busily making preparations for Christmas, 1800s style.

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1st December 2016

Work begins on £200,000 Ludlow caravan holiday park project

Work begins on £200,000 Ludlow caravan holiday park project

Work has begun on a new caravan holiday home park on the edge of the historic market town of Ludlow, which is renowned as the food capital of England.

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1st December 2016

Mary Webb Society Unveil Bronze Bust of Mary Webb

Mary Webb Society Unveil Bronze Bust of Mary Webb

On the 9th July the Mary Webb Society unveiled a bronze bust of Mary Webb created by Clun sculptor Jemma Pearson, which is mounted on a pedestal carved from local Grinshill stone.

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28th November 2016

Christmas has come early at Cosford!

Christmas has come early at Cosford!

It’s being to look a lot like Christmas at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, as the Shropshire attraction has received a rather large delivery in the form of three Second World War aircraft! The Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1, the Gloster Gladiator 1 and the Westland Lysander III have all been safely transported by road from the museum’s London site and are currently being prepared for display at Cosford.

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24th November 2016

Enhancing the visitor experience with free Wi-Fi at the RAF Museum Cosford

Enhancing the visitor experience with free Wi-Fi at the RAF Museum Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is now offering visitors free Wi-Fi across its entire site thanks to a generous donation from the Aerospace Museum Society.

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23rd November 2016

Shropshire Hills Discovery Christmas Craft Fair

Shropshire Hills Discovery Christmas Craft Fair

Join us for our Christmas Craft Fair and festive celebrations here at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre over the weekend of 26th-27th Novemberfrom 10.00am “ 4.30pm

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23rd November 2016

New textile printing workshops at Enginuity

New textile printing workshops at Enginuity

New textile printing workshops for grown-ups are being hosted at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums over the weekend of 26th and 27th November.

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22nd November 2016

Shrewsbury rated one of the Best Small UK Towns for Winter Breaks

Shrewsbury rated one of the Best Small UK Towns for Winter Breaks

Our county town Shrewsbury is said to be one of the top 10 best small UK towns for winter breaks according to The Guardian. The town has been commended on its historic buildings, modern restaurants, cosy pubs and independent shops and it’s believed to sparkle in the Christmas season.

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22nd November 2016

100th Anniversary of Mary Webb’s first book

100th Anniversary of Mary Webb’s first book

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Golden Arrow’, the first novel from one of Shropshire’s greatest writers, Mary Webb. Her life and work are firmly centred in her native county and the Mary Webb Society are celebrating with a programme of events.

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21st November 2016

Festive fun afternoon for families

Festive fun afternoon for families

Later this month, the access and learning team at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be collaborating once again with students from City of Wolverhampton College, to bring some FREE festive fun to the museum for young families.

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16th November 2016

Dudmaston Christmas Craft Fair

Dudmaston Christmas Craft Fair

Dudmaston is holding its traditional Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November. With over 80 local stallholders selling unique and inspiring gifts, it’s the perfect place to get your Christmas shopping underway. From traditional crafts to unusual handmade goodies and local festive food; visitors are sure to find something for even the most challenging to buy for.

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16th November 2016

Gorgeous Christmas Craft Fair at Enginuity

Gorgeous Christmas Craft Fair at Enginuity

Experience an early taste of Christmas at Gorgeous, a contemporary designer craft fair held in Enginuity at Coalbrookdale, one of Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November.

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15th November 2016

Charity Christmas Fayre at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury

Charity Christmas Fayre at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury

Be sure to start your Christmas shopping at Shropshire Rural Communities Charity’s Christmas Fayre on Saturday 26th November 2016 at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury.

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14th November 2016

Severn Valley Country Park is officially bee-coming a hive of activity!

Severn Valley Country Park is officially bee-coming a hive of activity!

The decline in bees and other pollinators is one of the most worrying problems facing humanity. These insects play a vital role in pollinating crops that we depend on for food production. Staff and volunteers at Shropshire Council are leading the way in creating habitat to allow these important insects to thrive. Their efforts have now been recognised in a national award scheme that celebrates the National Pollinator Strategy.

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14th November 2016

Two new aircraft wing their way to Cosford

Two new aircraft wing their way to Cosford

A Messerschmitt BF109G-2 and a de Havilland Tiger Moth II, are the first of six new aircraft to arrive at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, having been transported by road from the museum’s sister site in London. Visitors can now view the brand new arrivals on display in the museum’s hangars with four more aircraft due to arrive before Christmas.

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11th November 2016

 The Northumberland Vase is coming home Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Purchases the Northumberland Vase at auction

The Northumberland Vase is coming home Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Purchases the Northumberland Vase at auction

Staff at Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are celebrating after securing a significant piece of china at auction for their collection thanks to support from the local community, charities and foundations.

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11th November 2016

Four Actors - One Mystery- No Clue  Sherlock Holmes set to visit local community venues this Christmas season in “The Hound of The Baskervilles”

Four Actors - One Mystery- No Clue Sherlock Holmes set to visit local community venues this Christmas season in “The Hound of The Baskervilles”

Famed for their Shakespeare summer season UK tours, professional Gloucester based Rain or Shine Theatre Company are delighted to be on tour again this Christmas season with a unique adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale which is booked into community venues across the UK ranging from a stately home to village halls.

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7th November 2016

Sir Cliff Richard announces Shropshire open-air concert

Sir Cliff Richard announces Shropshire open-air concert

Sir Cliff Richard will be staging a concert deep in the Shropshire countryside next year it has been revealed.

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7th November 2016

All The World's A Stage

All The World's A Stage

Two Score Theatre Company is delighted to announce its production of All The World’s A Stage, in collaboration with Kim Begley, internationally acclaimed Opera singer and Ludlow resident.

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3rd November 2016

Visitors invited to join Remembrance Service at Cosford

Visitors invited to join Remembrance Service at Cosford

On Sunday 13 November, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will hold a Service of Remembrance, paying respect to those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty.

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2nd November 2016

Flamingos send ironworks staff into a flap

Flamingos send ironworks staff into a flap

Does anyone know if these are real or sculptures? We arrived at the Centre today to find this flock of flamingos walking across the park.

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2nd November 2016

Fishmore Hall launches new SPAshell™

Fishmore Hall launches new SPAshell™

Fishmore Hall has announced the official opening of their new rural spa, SPAshell™, nestled in the gardens of the hotel and overlooking the rolling Shropshire countryside and the Clee Hills.

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1st November 2016

Hampden bomber gets new lease of life

Hampden bomber gets new lease of life

A rare example of a Handley Page Hampden being restored at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is making huge steps towards completion of the fuselage section. As one of the Museum’s longest running conservation projects, the aircraft is starting to take shape now thanks to one of the museum’s skilled Aircraft Technicians who is building a large section of the aircraft from scratch!

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31st October 2016

Severn Valley Country Park welcome awarding winning photographer, John Robinson for a fascinating illustrated talk

Severn Valley Country Park welcome awarding winning photographer, John Robinson for a fascinating illustrated talk

Shropshire Council rangers are very happy to be welcoming awarding winning photographer, John Robinson to Severn Valley Country Park for a fascinating illustrated talk. In his talk John will shed light on the natural history of the Wyre Forest, a place he knows really well.

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28th October 2016

‘Every little helps’ make your trip to museum easier!

‘Every little helps’ make your trip to museum easier!

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are making days out at the museum as stress free as possible for parents, with a little help from Tesco!

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26th October 2016

Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

See the night sky spectacularly lit up over Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 5th November when the townsfolk will be celebrating Guy Fawkes’ foiled Gunpowder Plot with a fantastic family fireworks display.

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26th October 2016

Vote at Tesco stores to help rejuvenate the Wetlands at Severn Valley Country Park

Vote at Tesco stores to help rejuvenate the Wetlands at Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council and Severn Valley Country Park Supporters Group are asking local people to vote at their local Tesco store for a project to rejuvenate the wetlands at Severn Valley Country Park as well as improving access and facilities.

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26th October 2016

 ‘Ghostbusters’ join Blists Hill Victorian Town’s  Halloween Fright Night on Saturday, 29th October

‘Ghostbusters’ join Blists Hill Victorian Town’s Halloween Fright Night on Saturday, 29th October

Blists Hill Victorian Town’s annual Halloween fright night takes on a new dimension this year with the arrival of cult characters from the Ghostbusters movies. The Town’s Ghostly Gaslight evening takes place on Saturday, 29th October, when the streets, shops and houses will be transformed into eerie places filled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters.

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26th October 2016

Name up in flights is the ultimate Christmas gift!

Name up in flights is the ultimate Christmas gift!

With the night’s drawing in, the countdown to Christmas has officially started and thoughts turn to buying those all-important gifts for your nearest and dearest. At the risk of another year of repetitive run of the mill presents, the Royal Air Force Museum is offering you the chance to purchase the ultimate personalised gift for aviation fans and see their spirits soar this Christmas!

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25th October 2016

SVR launches £2.5m share offer to fund Bridgnorth Station development

SVR launches £2.5m share offer to fund Bridgnorth Station development

A ground-breaking share offer programme is being launched next week by the Severn Valley Railway to fund major development plans for the line’s main destination station at Bridgnorth.

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21st October 2016

Make Pneumatic Monsters at Enginuity Autumn half-term

Use your imagination to design and make a scary Halloween monster from craft materials then see how quickly you can make it move using compressed air at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire during the autumn half-term holidays.

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21st October 2016

Join-in Halloween ceramic workshops  Coalport China Museum this October half-term

Join-in Halloween ceramic workshops Coalport China Museum this October half-term

Drop-in to a family ceramic workshop at Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge during the half-term school holidays which run from 22nd to 30th October. You can paint a ceramic money box or join in some paper activities every day; additionally, between Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th October you can sculpt a creepy creature from air-dry clay, maybe a bat, long-legged spider or gruesome rat, or a weird and wonderful creature only limited by your imagination!

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21st October 2016

Spooky Halloween themed tile decorating workshops at  Jackfield Tile Museum

Spooky Halloween themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum

Decorate tiles with your own spooky designs at Halloween themed workshops during the autumn half-term holidays at Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge. The designs can be as colourful and original as your imagination allows, perhaps a ghostly apparition, wicked witch on a broomstick or snarling black cat. The fun and informal sessions will take place on 22nd and 24th “ 29th October.

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21st October 2016

Charity awards centre for national support over knife crime

Charity awards centre for national support over knife crime

The British Ironwork Centre this week received a recognition award from SAMM, the charity that offers ‘Support after Murder and Manslaughter’ which signifies the charity recognising the centres efforts in supporting national police forces and the home office in reducing knife crime throughout the UK.

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19th October 2016

Four Hotels given Special Praise by Top Tourist Guide

Four Hotels given Special Praise by Top Tourist Guide

Four family-run hotels in the region have been singled out for special praise in a guide which highlights Britain’s best places to stay.

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18th October 2016

Vote for Bridgnorth!

Vote for Bridgnorth!

Bridgnorth is a finalist in the Great British High Street competition making it to the final 3 nominees for the category Large Market Town.

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17th October 2016

Follow a Victorian ghost story trail at Blists Hill Victorian Town half-term 22nd - 30th October

Follow a Victorian ghost story trail at Blists Hill Victorian Town half-term 22nd - 30th October

Families who visit Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge between 22nd and 30th October are invited to follow a Victorian ghost story trail around the historic streets. Discover how famous authors of the time, including Charles Dickens, wrote hugely popular works about spirits, ghosts, fog-shrouded graves and mysterious reflections appearing in mirrors. Some of the most famous stories will be included in the spooky trail.

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17th October 2016

October Half Term at Severn Valley Country Park

October Half Term at Severn Valley Country Park

Staff at Severn Valley Country Park are currently preparing for October half term. The visitor centre and tea shop will be open every day between Saturday 22nd October and Sunday 30th October from 11am-5pm. Tasty cakes, made to order sandwiches, homestyle soup and many other delicious snacks will be available daily.

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14th October 2016

Bring in the harvest at Dudmaston this Sunday

Bring in the harvest at Dudmaston this Sunday

Tuck into a taste of autumn at Dudmaston this Sunday 16 October and join us as we celebrate the bounty of fruit our orchard has produced this year. Sample some freshly squeezed Dudmaston apple juice straight from the press and buy a bottle to take home. Grow your own apples at home? We’ll press them for you. Donations welcome.

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13th October 2016

Halloween Spooktacular at the British Ironwork Centre Friday 28th October 2016

Halloween Spooktacular at the British Ironwork Centre Friday 28th October 2016

The British Ironwork Centre’s Halloween Spooktacular returns this October and is set to be bigger and more ghoulish than ever! The family friendly fun day has become an annual favourite for all ages, with members of staff dressed to impress as some of the seasons most loved and terrifying characters, ready to entertain visitors.

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11th October 2016

Sons of Pitches Headlining at Shropshire Charity Fundraising Concert

Sons of Pitches Headlining at Shropshire Charity Fundraising Concert

Shropshire Rural Communities Charity is thrilled to announce that The Sons of Pitches, winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir with Gareth Malone, will be performing at Ellesmere College, Ellesmere on Saturday 22 October to raise funds for our charitable work in Shropshire.

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10th October 2016

Top awards for Shropshire Hotel Goldstone Hall

Top awards for Shropshire Hotel Goldstone Hall

The 2017 Edition of the Good Hotel Guide is launched today, Monday 10th October and Shropshire hotel Goldstone Hall has received two prestigious awards.

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6th October 2016

Calling all Penguins, Bluebirds & ‘Erbs – Your Museum Needs You!

Calling all Penguins, Bluebirds & ‘Erbs – Your Museum Needs You!

2018 marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force.

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5th October 2016

Mammoth Weekend - Family Fun Weekend Celebration

Mammoth Weekend - Family Fun Weekend Celebration

To celebrate the discovery of the Shropshire Mammoth 30 years ago, The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be hosting a Mammoth Weekend of family fun with lots of exciting events for everyone.

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5th October 2016

New aircraft arrivals heading to Cosford

New aircraft arrivals heading to Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be welcoming a collection of new aircraft to the site later this year as it prepares to celebrate and commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force in 2018. New arrivals will include a Wolverhampton built Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1, the last surviving example of its kind, plus a rare Messerschmitt BF109G-2.

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5th October 2016

Spookley Pumpkin Festival at Apley Farm Shop

Spookley Pumpkin Festival at Apley Farm Shop

A farm shop near Bridgnorth hosts one of the busiest halloween pumpkin festivals in Shropshire. Apley Farm Shop began organizing the Spookley Pumpkin Festival in 2012. This year it’s running 15-16 Oct & 22-30 Oct, which coincides with the schools’ half term week.

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4th October 2016

Creepy crafts at Cosford this Halloween!

Creepy crafts at Cosford this Halloween!

October half term is almost upon us and this year the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has a range of devilish Halloween crafts for your little monsters to take part in. These spookily creative activities cost just £1 each and will run from 24-28 October between 11.30am and 3pm with all materials provided by the museum.

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3rd October 2016

The British Ironwork Centre joins the world’s biggest coffee morning for Macmillan

The British Ironwork Centre joins the world’s biggest coffee morning for Macmillan

This September the British Ironwork Centre took part in the world’s biggest coffee morning to show our support for Macmillan Cancer charity.

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30th September 2016

The Shropshire Mammoth – Talk by Dr Adrian Lister – 6pm Saturday 8th October

The Shropshire Mammoth – Talk by Dr Adrian Lister – 6pm Saturday 8th October

To commemorate the discovery of the Shropshire Mammoth 30 years ago Dr Adrian Lister will be giving a fascinating talk on the Shropshire Mammoth as part of our celebrations here at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

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30th September 2016

Experience the virtual skies at Cosford

Experience the virtual skies at Cosford

Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim 2016 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Taking place on Saturday 8 October, aviation enthusiasts will enjoy a day packed with all the latest flight simulation software and the chance to test out their virtual flying skills.

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26th September 2016

‘Toyah: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal’

‘Toyah: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal’

After Toyah’s sell-out performance last year, the household name, pop icon, TV presenter and stage/screen actress is returning to the Engine Shop at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale on Friday evening, 7th October.

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20th September 2016

Wood craftsmen demonstrate their skills at Dudmaston Woodland Skills Day and Fungi Walk

Wood craftsmen demonstrate their skills at Dudmaston Woodland Skills Day and Fungi Walk

Join us at Dudmaston on Sunday 25 September and meet the craftsmen that turn a block of wood into a thing of beauty. Watch our Ranger team as they demonstrate ancient and modern wood working techniques from traditional hand worked pole lathing to current milling machines. Find out more about how we manage our woodland and how it has helped to sustain the estate over the centuries.

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19th September 2016

Old Downton Lodge - 5 Course Wine Dinner in Association with Tanners Wines

Old Downton Lodge - 5 Course Wine Dinner in Association with Tanners Wines

5 Course Wine Dinner in Association with Tanners Wines

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14th September 2016

Shropshire museum volunteers shortlisted for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s inaugural West Midlands Museum Volunteer Awards

Shropshire museum volunteers shortlisted for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s inaugural West Midlands Museum Volunteer Awards

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has launched a brand-new volunteer award scheme for museums in the West Midlands region, through their West Midlands Development Programme, funded by Arts Council England.

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14th September 2016

See the Flying Scotsman and Tornado Locomotives race through Country Park

See the Flying Scotsman and Tornado Locomotives race through Country Park

From Thursday 22nd to Monday 26th September the steam locomotives Flying Scotsman and Tornado are visiting the Severn Valley Railway. The line passes through the country park and offers visitors the opportunity to see the locomotives close by as they steam through.

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13th September 2016

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust joins National ‘Remember a Charity in Your Will Week’

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust joins National ‘Remember a Charity in Your Will Week’

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire is taking part in ‘Remember a Charity in Your Will Week’ which this year takes place from 12-18 September. The Museum is one of over 140 charities taking part in events around the UK, which aim to inspire people to think about leaving a charitable gift in their will.

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1st September 2016

Top Ludlow Restaurant with Rooms Wins Trio of AA Awards

Top Ludlow Restaurant with Rooms Wins Trio of AA Awards

The Cliffe at Dinham has recently won a trio of awards from the AA. Located across the river from Ludlow Castle, the property has been awarded the Four Gold Star Restaurant with Rooms, two Rosettes for the Restaurant and a Special Award for Breakfast.

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26th August 2016

Roald Dahl and his RAF journey to literacy stardom

Roald Dahl and his RAF journey to literacy stardom

One of Britain’s most iconic writers, Roald Dahl will be the focus of a talk taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. Celebrating the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl, the talk entitled ‘Roald Dahl’s War’ will delve into his life before he became an iconic writer, including his career in the RAF. Presented by historian Graham Laurie, the talk will take place at 2pm on Saturday 10 September 2016.

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24th August 2016

Spitfire 10K - Countdown to race day….

Spitfire 10K - Countdown to race day….

The countdown has officially started for the first ever Spitfire 10K! Taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford in just under two weeks’ time, this unique sporting event will see hundreds of runners’ race across the airfield and down the runway before crossing the finish line and picking up a specially commissioned Spitfire medal. This charity run, raising funds for the RAF Museum (registered charity No. 244708) will take place on Sunday 4 September, where over 600 runners are already signed up to take part.

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24th August 2016

Mayor starts work on Shrewsbury’s pioneering touring caravan park and wellness centre

Mayor starts work on Shrewsbury’s pioneering touring caravan park and wellness centre

Shrewsbury’s Mayor Councillor Ioan Jones today cut the first turf to mark the start of work on a £3.5 million project to create a pioneering new touring caravan park and glamping village with a wellness centre and spa facilities on the edge of the town.

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23rd August 2016

Porter House SY1 launch their brand new menu

Porter House SY1 launch their brand new menu

Yesterday at 6pm Porter House SY1, Shrewsbury; launched their all new menu, taking 'American Flavour, British Behaviour' to a whole new level!

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22nd August 2016

Eye-catching dragonfly sculpture causes a buzz at Shrewsbury Flower Show

Eye-catching dragonfly sculpture causes a buzz at Shrewsbury Flower Show

A spectacular giant dragonfly sculpture has flown to its new home at the Shrewsbury headquarters of caravan, motorhome and campervan dealership Salop Leisure after wowing crowds at Shrewsbury Flower Show last weekend.

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22nd August 2016

Tanners launches ‘Tastebud Challenge’

Tanners launches ‘Tastebud Challenge’

Independent Shrewsbury wine merchant, Tanners, is launching a competition to find the region’s best wine taster.

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22nd August 2016

River Festival to celebrate 30 years of Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site – 17th September

River Festival to celebrate 30 years of Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site – 17th September

Telford & Wrekin Council, with support from Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, is to stage a free World Heritage River Festival on Saturday, 17th September 2016 “ celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Gorge becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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22nd August 2016

 Join celebrations at a recreated Gypsy Wedding

Join celebrations at a recreated Gypsy Wedding

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they celebrate a traditional gypsy wedding during the summer Bank holiday weekend of 27th “ 29th August. See the elaborate gypsy waggons on The Green, watch the recreated ceremony at 2.30pm each day and then join in the fun and merriment.

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19th August 2016

Awesome Art at Dudmaston

Awesome Art at Dudmaston

Take a trail or help create our commemorative Poppy Lawn… Bank Holiday Sun 28-Mon 29 August, from 11.30am.

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19th August 2016

Museum evening event is plane marvellous!

Museum evening event is plane marvellous!

The doors to military aircraft spanning a history of more than eight decades will be opened up to visitors at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month during a special two night event.

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17th August 2016

Shrewsbury - The 8th Happiest Place to Live in the UK!

Shrewsbury - The 8th Happiest Place to Live in the UK!

Our county town has recently been voted the 8th ‘Happiest Place to Live in the UK’ from more than 200 towns and cities throughout the country. A range of factors were taken into consideration for the vote, including community spirit, access to sports and arts facilities, and opportunities for residents to better themselves.

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16th August 2016

Ironbridge earns its place on the ‘Locate that Landmark’ Map

Ironbridge earns its place on the ‘Locate that Landmark’ Map

The world’s first cast-iron bridge puts the town that bears its name on the map yet again. The World Heritage Site - Ironbridge joins many famous landmarks in the UK, in the new 2016 game Locate that Landmark.

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12th August 2016

Enjoy a Victorian Summer of Fun at Blists Hill Victorian Town until 4th September

Enjoy a Victorian Summer of Fun at Blists Hill Victorian Town until 4th September

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge this summer until 4th September as they host a great variety of traditional activities, fun family events and spectacular themed weekends.

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11th August 2016

Tackling the guerrillas of Oman is focus of museum lecture

Tackling the guerrillas of Oman is focus of museum lecture

For more than two decades a series of counterinsurgency operations were fought in the Sultanate of Oman on the South-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The military action taken against the activities of guerrillas in these regions will be the focus of the next Cold War Lunchtime Lecture held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford later this month. The lecture entitled ‘The RAF and Counterinsurgency Warfare in Oman during the Cold War’ will be presented by Dr Ross Mahoney, Aviation Historian at the RAF Museum on Friday 19 August at 12.30pm.

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11th August 2016

Travel and transport themed workshops at Enginuity Summer school holidays 23rd July – 4th September

Travel and transport themed workshops at Enginuity Summer school holidays 23rd July – 4th September

British designers and engineers have long been the envy of the world “ setting trends, uncovering exciting discoveries and developing awe-inspiring innovations. The first steam engine and railway locomotive, the world’s largest steam-powered ship and the electric car all are great British inventions.

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11th August 2016

STOKESAY FLOWER FESTIVAL 27, 28 and 29th.August 2016

STOKESAY FLOWER FESTIVAL 27, 28 and 29th.August 2016

This year the theme for Stokesay’s Flower Festival is “Children’s Bible Stories. Our talented arrangers will be illustrating some very diverse subjects from the Old Testament including “Jonah and the Whale” and “Daniel in the Lion’s Den”. Our New Testament stories will range from the Nativity of Jesus to the Crucifixion and Resurrection.

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5th August 2016

Full Steam Ahead at Blists Hill Victoria Town 20th and 21st August

Discover how the Victorians harnessed steam to power their engines and other machines over the weekend of 20th and 21st August, when Blists Hill Victorian Town will be ‘In Steam’. The outdoor museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be host to an eclectic collection of steam powered machines, all of which will be in their full working splendour.

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5th August 2016

Exploring Severn Valley Country Park on 2 wheels

Exploring Severn Valley Country Park on 2 wheels

Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are asking visitors to ‘Get on yer bike!’ Shropshire Council is working with the team at Wolverley Bike Hire to enable visitors to explore the park on 2 wheels.

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5th August 2016

Jurassic Hike – Summit of Snowdon

Jurassic Hike – Summit of Snowdon

Four heroic teams are taking part in an incredible undertaking in aid of a local charity. In an event organised by Oswestry Cambrian Rotary Club and The British Ironwork Centre, with brave supporters from Fusion Arts, Elite Fitness and Oswestry Cross Fit will be taking on a tough four hour hike to the summit of Mount Snowdon, but this is no regular mountain trek.

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3rd August 2016

Green Flag is flying high at Severn Valley Country Park

Green Flag is flying high at Severn Valley Country Park

Severn Valley Country Park, managed by Shropshire Council, has maintained its place amongst the top parks in the UK for a record-breaking 13th consecutive year.

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3rd August 2016

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Brambly Hedge Exhibition

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Brambly Hedge Exhibition

The Brambly Hedge exhibition will be setting up home over the summer holidays at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre from Saturday 6th August.

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1st August 2016

It’s a five star line-up at the Shop of the Year

It’s a five star line-up at the Shop of the Year

Ludlow Food Centre collects multiple awards at Great Taste 2016

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29th July 2016

New summer ‘Digital Days’ workshops for children at Enginuity  Ironbridge Gorge Museums 1st – 18th August

New summer ‘Digital Days’ workshops for children at Enginuity Ironbridge Gorge Museums 1st – 18th August

A new series of ‘Digital Days’ teacher-led summer workshops for children aged 6 - 15 years is being hosted by Enginuity, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ design and technology discovery centre at Coalbrookdale, between 1st and 18th August. Previous experience is not essential for any of the sessions.

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29th July 2016

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – come ‘Rain or Shine’

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – come ‘Rain or Shine’

Professional theatre company Rain or Shine, hailed by ‘The Stage’ as “one of the best companies touring open air theatre" are set to delight family audiences in Shropshire this Summer with their production of Shakespeare’s magical and hilarious comedy masterpiece A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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29th July 2016

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Onny Meadows Butterfly Survey – 30th July 1-3pm

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Onny Meadows Butterfly Survey – 30th July 1-3pm

This Saturday 30th July, the 30 acre Onny Meadows surrounding Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will play host to The Big Butterfly Count here in our lovely meadows.

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29th July 2016

Battlefield 1403 Medieval Banquet

Battlefield 1403 Medieval Banquet

Battlefield 1403 have decided to go back to their Medieval Roots and celebrate the anniversary of the battle in true foodie style on the 6th August 2016.

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29th July 2016

Telford Town Park, The Mere and Severn Valley Country Park wave their ‘Green Flags’

Telford Town Park, The Mere and Severn Valley Country Park wave their ‘Green Flags’

For the second time running Telford Town Park has been appointed a Green Flag Award, along with The Mere at Ellesmere and Severn Valley Country Park in Bridgnorth.

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22nd July 2016

Big cheese launch at the Apley Delicatessen  Farm shop

Big cheese launch at the Apley Delicatessen Farm shop

Apley Farm Shop holding a special launch day this Saturday 23 July, on its delicatessen counter, offering free tasters of over 45 cheeses, 9:30-5:30pm.

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21st July 2016

Summer Days Out at Apley Farm Shop

Summer Days Out at Apley Farm Shop

Apley Farm Shop’s Classic Motor Day is the highlight of July, when on Sunday 17 July, over 80 classic car & motorbike owners share their passion with to visitors. It’s another free Apley event running 10-4pm & always a great day out for all the family, with a barbecue & ice cream or Sunday roast in the Creamery Café.

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21st July 2016

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Classic Car Show for 4th year running

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Classic Car Show for 4th year running

This Sunday 24th July, the 30 acre Onny Meadows surrounding Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will play host to a Classic Car Show for the 4th year running. Enthusiasts from the Knighton Vintage Vehicle Club which started in 1999 will congregate at the Discovery Centre from 10.30am.

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20th July 2016

The PokéStops here!

The PokéStops here!

The RAF Museum Cosford is overrun with Pokémon Go characters and facilities!

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18th July 2016

Ready, steady, scramble for the Spitfire 10K

Ready, steady, scramble for the Spitfire 10K

With just under two months to go until Shropshire’s first ever Spitfire 10K, it’s time to start stepping up the training! Taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 4 September, participants will have the unique opportunity to race across the airfield and down the runway at RAF Cosford, whilst raising funds for charity.

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15th July 2016

Apley Classic Motor Day

Apley Classic Motor Day

A farm shop near Bridgnorth is holding its fourth annual classic motor day on Sunday July 17th. All classic & vintage cars & motorbikes are invited to attend on the day with prizes being awarded at 2pm by Lord Hamilton, Apley Estate owner.

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14th July 2016

The Churches Conservation Trust Launches National Church Tourism Week in Shrewsbury

The Churches Conservation Trust Launches National Church Tourism Week in Shrewsbury

Church Tourism week, a nationwide celebration of England’s historic churches, will take place between, 22 - 31 July 2016.

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12th July 2016

RAF Museum volunteers celebrate Legion d’honneur award

RAF Museum volunteers celebrate Legion d’honneur award

Two volunteers at the Royal Air Force Museum have been awarded France’s highest distinction Legion d’honneur for their services to secure France’s liberation during the Second World War. To honour and celebrate their remarkable achievement, Leading Aircraft Woman, Rose Davies and Lance Bombardier, Arthur Jones were guests of honour at a drinks reception hosted by the RAF Museum American Foundation.

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11th July 2016

Caravan dealership set for 50th birthday celebration at flower show

Award winning caravan, motorhome and campervan dealership, Salop Leisure, is planning a special display for Shrewsbury Flower Show on August 12 and 13 to celebrate the company’s 50th birthday.

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8th July 2016

Hay Meadow Festival

Saturday 9th July, The Bog, Pennerley, 10am “ 4pm, free entry

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8th July 2016

Picture perfect photography at Dudmaston

Picture perfect photography at Dudmaston

The Panasonic photography roadshow is coming to Dudmaston on Sunday 10 July.

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7th July 2016

The Dana Prison Opens its Doors

The Dana Prison Opens its Doors

Today marks the day the Dana will be operating an 'open door policy'. Visitors will be able to choose from our popular guided tours or take a self-guided tour around the victorian Gaol.

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6th July 2016

Miniature aircraft fly in to Cosford for model show weekend

Miniature aircraft fly in to Cosford for model show weekend

The skies over Shropshire will be filled with hundreds of intricately detailed model aircraft this month, as the annual Large Model Aircraft Rally takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 16-17 July.

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4th July 2016

New Herefordshire Gardens Cycle Tour from Wheely Wonderful Cycling

New Herefordshire Gardens Cycle Tour from Wheely Wonderful Cycling

What could be better on a summers day than cycling from one fabulous garden to the next? Herefordshire is home to some outstanding and innovative gardens, within the spectacular countryside of the Wye Valley and Welsh Borders.

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1st July 2016

Customer Service Award triumph for The Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Customer Service Award triumph for The Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Staff and volunteers at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are celebrating after winning a prestigious award at Shropshire’s premier business award ceremony. The Museum triumphed in the much-contested Outstanding Customer Service category at the 16th annual Shropshire Business Awards.

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30th June 2016

Unique cycle-cross race comes to Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday evening, 9th July

Unique cycle-cross race comes to Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday evening, 9th July

A unique cycling event is coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town for the fourth time on the evening of Saturday, 9th July. The exciting Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross event will see over 300 of the UK’s top riders speeding through the recreated Victorian streets on modern bikes.

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30th June 2016

Apley Farm Shop’s wedding cheese cake is launched

Apley Farm Shop’s wedding cheese cake is launched

Apley Farm Shop is hoping the betrothed will be falling head over heels for their new must-have wedding item!

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29th June 2016

Perrier Best Newcomer Nominated, Multi-Award Winning Comedian Tim FitzHigham visit Shrewsbury & Bridgnorth

Perrier Best Newcomer Nominated, Multi-Award Winning Comedian Tim FitzHigham visit Shrewsbury & Bridgnorth

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, join multi award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham for wild Morris dancing, near death, arrest and injury as he takes on the challenge of the greatest stand up comedian in history - Will Kempe.

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24th June 2016

Over 20 bands to perform at the Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival; 9th and 10th July

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 9th and 10th July outdoors on The Green at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Now in its 13th year, the free family event showcases some of the finest brass bands from Shropshire and the surrounding counties; this year there will also be a special guest band from Germany giving the festival an international flavour. With some 20 bands performing, it’s the largest, non-competitive brass band festival in the country.

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24th June 2016

Apley Farm Shop hosts show jumping event

Apley Farm Shop hosts show jumping event

Apley Farm Shop will host a Pony Club show jumping event this Sunday, 26 June, with 264 competitors from 15 pony clubs in Area 7 of the Pony Club. The winners go to the Pony Club Championships held 19-22 August at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. Apley Farm Shop will host a Pony Club show jumping event this Sunday, 26 June, with 264 competitors from 15 pony clubs in Area 7 of the Pony Club. The winners go to the Pony Club Championships held 19-22 August at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire.

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17th June 2016

Tate Britain expert presents Elisabeth Frink talk at Cosford

Tate Britain expert presents Elisabeth Frink talk at Cosford

The work of British sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink CH DEB RA will be the focus of an art lecture taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. The lecture entitled ‘Elisabeth Frink: The Expressive Power of Bronze' will be presented by guest speaker Frank Woodgate, a lecturer and guide at Tate Britain and will take place on Monday 4 July 2016.

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16th June 2016

 Bring dad for free on Father’s Day to a Sherlock Holmes themed event at Blists Hill Victorian Town; Sunday 19th June

Bring dad for free on Father’s Day to a Sherlock Holmes themed event at Blists Hill Victorian Town; Sunday 19th June

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, is inviting all dads to come as their guest on Sunday, 19th June when they can follow in Sherlock Holmes footsteps at a detective themed Father’s Day. Admission to the Victorian Town will be free for fathers, when accompanied by another full-paying adult.

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16th June 2016

Spectacular new photographic exhibition ‘Empires of Emptiness – Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe’  Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge until 21st September

Spectacular new photographic exhibition ‘Empires of Emptiness – Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe’ Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge until 21st September

A stunning new free photographic exhibition now open at Jackfield Tile Museum, in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, considers how empires expand into deserts and explores these vast spaces of wind, sand and stars.

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16th June 2016

Coal Mining Heritage Weekend Saturday 2nd July to Sunday 3rd July

Severn Valley Country Park is delighted to be hosting a Coal Mining Heritage Weekend co-ordinated by Alveley Historical Society on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July.

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16th June 2016

Bring Dad along to Dudmaston for Father’s Day fun

Bring Dad along to Dudmaston for Father’s Day fun

Dudmaston is celebrating brilliant Dads on Sunday 19 June with a day of traditional sporting pursuits. Join us in the garden where Hawk Walk will be flying their stunning birds of prey or have a go at archery with Shropshire Scouts.

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13th June 2016

Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up

Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up

A collection of aircraft from the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be joining the line-up in a static display at the RAF Cosford Air Show, taking place on Sunday 19 June. Aircraft already confirmed to appear include the experimental jets; Bristol 188, Fairey Delta II and the Avro 707. The recently added Hawker Siddeley Gnat T1 will be the fourth aircraft to complete the museum’s display at this year’s show.

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13th June 2016

Events Day at Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are pleased to announce a day of fantastic events on Sunday 26th June.

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10th June 2016

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Annual Family Fun Day 11th June

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Annual Family Fun Day 11th June

Saturday 11th June sees the annual family fun day at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

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10th June 2016

Summer by the Sea at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Summer by the Sea at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

‘Oh! I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside’ Recalls the Edwardian Holiday Experience.

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10th June 2016

Shropshire’s Olympian Heritage Goes On Show in the Summer of the Rio Games

Shropshire’s Olympian Heritage Goes On Show in the Summer of the Rio Games

To coincide with this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is mounting a display of Wenlock Olympian Games memorabilia.

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9th June 2016

Could you discover Britain’s favourite Hidden Gem?

Could you discover Britain’s favourite Hidden Gem?

Leading pork pie manufacturer, Pork Farms, is on the hunt to find the nation’s top three favourite Hidden Gems “ and need the people of Britain to help them to find them.

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8th June 2016

Blists Hill Victorian Town travels forward to the 1940s  Summer evening on the Home Front

Blists Hill Victorian Town travels forward to the 1940s Summer evening on the Home Front

Enjoy a summer evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, travels forwards to the 1940s with vintage entertainment, activities and characters from the World War II era at ‘Blitz Hill’ on Saturday, 18th June.

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8th June 2016

Wheely Fun Day at YHA Coalport, Sunday 19th June

The staff at YHA Coalport, in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, are celebrating the official launch of their brand-new cycle store, funded by Telford & Wrekin Council, with a cycling-themed fun day.

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7th June 2016

Curlew Country Sculpture & Song

Saturday 9th July, Norbury Village Hall, 8.30 “ 10pm

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7th June 2016

Shobdon Food And Flying Festival

Food and Flying Festival Prepares for Take Off!

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7th June 2016

Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will once again celebrate the contributions made by Her Majesty's Armed Forces, by hosting an orchestra concert and a Hurricane flypast on Saturday 25 June for Armed Forces Day.

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3rd June 2016

Visitors welcomed at Morville Hall

Visitors welcomed at Morville Hall

Visitors welcomed at Morville Hall

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3rd June 2016

Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of nearly 50 years support for the independent Museum, which has national and international standing.

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1st June 2016

Hay Meadow Festival

Join in the fun on Saturday 9th July at The Bog in Pennerley, a family day to celebrate wildflower meadows and their wealth of wildlife. Guided WALKS and talks, SCYTHING demonstrations and competitions, arts and CRAFTS, vintage tractors and machinery, MUSIC and merriment are all part of the packed programme.

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1st June 2016

‘Great British Bake Off’ contestant headlines at Cosford Food Festival

‘Great British Bake Off’ contestant headlines at Cosford Food Festival

Organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are delighted to be welcoming ‘The Great British Bake Off’ contestant Beca Lyne-Pirkis to this year’s Cosford Food Festival. Beca who took part in the popular TV show in 2013 will be headlining on the demo stage both days at the 23rd-24th July event, showcasing her modern twists on family favourites.

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31st May 2016

Fishmore Hall chef Andrew Birch announced as National Chef of the Year semi-finalist

Fishmore Hall chef Andrew Birch announced as National Chef of the Year semi-finalist

Andrew Birch announced as National Chef of the Year semi-finalist

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26th May 2016

Shropshire Hills Art Week

Shropshire Hills Art Week

Have you ever wondered how art is made? Now is the time to find out! From Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th June 2016.

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25th May 2016

WIN a Lost Lanes Book by Jack Thurston

WIN a Lost Lanes Book by Jack Thurston

Jack Thurston, best-selling author of Lost Lanes and presenter of the Bike Show, takes readers on a freewheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of wild Wales, Herefordshire and Shropshire.

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24th May 2016

Late Evening Opening

Late Evening Opening

Members, Friends & Volunteers of the Dorothy Clive Garden are invited to our late evening opening this Wednesday 25th May from 5.30pm to 9.00pm.

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20th May 2016

Half Term adventures at Dudmaston

Half Term adventures at Dudmaston

Come rain or shine there’s plenty of things to do this Half Term at Dudmaston. Sun 29, Mon 30 May & Wed 1 June from 12 noon.

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20th May 2016

“Brasstonbury” goes from strength to strength.

“Brasstonbury” goes from strength to strength.

Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival take place on the 9th and 10th of July. Now in its 15th year, the Brass Band Festival has grown steadily and this year it features a record 27 bands appearing over a packed two days.

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18th May 2016

Nimrod tours are ready for half term take-off

Nimrod tours are ready for half term take-off

As May half term fast approaches, organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are gearing up for a busy week of family tours on-board one of the RAF’s most sophisticated aircraft. From Saturday 28 May until Sunday 5 June, families can step inside the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R.1 XV249 and learn about its intelligence gathering role in the Royal Air Force.

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18th May 2016

Top Up Tours Starting May 28th

Top Up Tours Starting May 28th

Due to overwhelming demand from our visitors we are pleased to announce the launch of our newest tour at the Dana Prison, the 'Top Up Tour'.

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18th May 2016

Blists Hill Victorian Town celebrates Queen Victoria Whitsun half-term 28th May- 5th June

Blists Hill Victorian Town celebrates Queen Victoria Whitsun half-term 28th May- 5th June

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the late spring half-term week, 28th May “ 5th June, when they will be celebrating the life and long reign of their much loved Queen Victoria with great pomp and pageantry.

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13th May 2016

Make your own clock at Enginuity

Make your own clock at Enginuity

Step back in time and find out more about the history of time-keeping and decorate a clock with your own design and choice of colours to take home at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire during the late May half-term holidays from Saturday, 28th May until Sunday, 5th June.

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13th May 2016

Jane Austen’s Emma to be performed at Severn Valley Country Park

Jane Austen’s Emma to be performed at Severn Valley Country Park

Hotbuckle Productions are performing Jane Austen’s classic, Emma at Severn Valley Country Park as part of their national tour.

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13th May 2016

All Welcome to the Prees Heath 10th Anniversary Family Wildlife Event

All Welcome to the Prees Heath 10th Anniversary Family Wildlife Event

On 30th May 2006 Butterfly Conservation purchased the western half of Prees Heath Common near Whitchurch and started restoring the site following many years of neglect. Ten years on, the site is now thriving with wildlife.

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13th May 2016

Open Farm Sunday is back again at Apley Farm Shop

Open Farm Sunday is back again at Apley Farm Shop

Apley Farm Shop is yet again, for the fifth year running, organizing Open Farm Sunday on Sunday 5th June; in conjunction with a national organization called LEAF “ Linking Education And Farming - delivering more sustainable food and farming.

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11th May 2016

A joyful evening of music at Severn Valley Country Park

A joyful evening of music at Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are delighted to be welcoming popular singing group, Severn Singers and brass ensemble, Random Brass for their only joint performance this year.

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11th May 2016

Dementia Awareness Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Dementia Awareness Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire is marking National Dementia Awareness Week, 15th “ 21st May, by inviting those living with dementia and their carers to come and enjoy a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday, 20th May at a very special price of just £5 per couple.

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6th May 2016

SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL HONOURS IRONWORKS WITH GOLD TOURISM AWARD

SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL HONOURS IRONWORKS WITH GOLD TOURISM AWARD

Shrewsbury town council have recently honoured The British Ironworks for their contribution to the town.

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6th May 2016

Help Ironbridge Gorge Museums Win the  Night Connect! Art Competition

Help Ironbridge Gorge Museums Win the Night Connect! Art Competition

Ironbridge Gorge Museums are excited to announce that we have reached the finals of the Museums at Night Connect! Art Competition.

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6th May 2016

WIN a Red Arrows prize package worth £1,000

WIN a Red Arrows prize package worth £1,000

To celebrate the successful launch of the Royal Air Force Museum’s ‘Names on a Plane’ fundraising campaign, museum bosses are giving members of the public the opportunity to win a Red Arrows prize package worth £1,000. The winner will see their name written on the wings of a world famous RAF Red Arrows Hawk Jet, that will fly throughout the 2017 display season!

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6th May 2016

Cosford Serves Up Another Tasty Festival

Cosford Serves Up Another Tasty Festival

A tasty line-up of over 80 local producers has been announced for this year’s Cosford Food Festival, which promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midland’s has to offer. Popular favorites on the food festival scene as well as brand new local producers are all on board for this year’s festival, which takes place on 23-24 July.

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5th May 2016

Storytime in the Dingle at Dudmaston

Storytime in the Dingle at Dudmaston

Follow our storyteller down into the Dingle and enjoy tales inspired by our oldest trees. Sunday, 8 May, 10.45am “ 12 noon

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29th April 2016

Osborne and After Festival: the first of its kind and an unmissable weekend of events

Osborne and After Festival: the first of its kind and an unmissable weekend of events

There are many ‘Firsts’ associated with Clun’s Osborne and After Festival, which takes place from 6-8 May in Clun, South Shropshire.

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29th April 2016

May Day Celebrations at Dudmaston

May Day Celebrations at Dudmaston

Help us raise the May Tree by dancing along with Shrewsbury Morris Dancers. Join us on Monday, 2 May from 11.00am.

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27th April 2016

Great prizes to be won at the Apley Bake Off

Great prizes to be won at the Apley Bake Off

Great prizes are ready to be won at the Apley Bake Off next Monday, bank holiday Monday 2 May at Apley Farm Shop.

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22nd April 2016

Clun Green Man Festival 1st & 2nd May 2016

Clun Green Man Festival 1st & 2nd May 2016

A modern take on an ancient tradition

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21st April 2016

The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, joins The Great Inns of Britain in its 20th year

The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, joins The Great Inns of Britain in its 20th year

The Great Inns of Britain is delighted to announce that The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, has joined this leading collection of independently owned country and coastal inns, taking the membership up to 22 inns and increasing the geographical spread of properties across the UK.

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19th April 2016

Blists Hill Victorian Town celebrates the middle of spring  May Day

Blists Hill Victorian Town celebrates the middle of spring May Day

May Day marks the middle of spring and was celebrated by the Victorians with music, dancing, feasting and games. Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Sunday, 1st May as they mark the occasion with much fun and merriment.

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19th April 2016

Shrewsbury's Connection to the British Comics Industry

Shrewsbury's Connection to the British Comics Industry

Some of Britain's top cartoonists have been gathering for a festival celebrating their skills, the casual observer might be surprised to learn of its setting - Shrewsbury. So just how has Shrewsbury become the unofficial capital of the UK cartoon industry?

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14th April 2016

Ellesmere Art Exhibition 2016

Ellesmere Art Exhibition 2016

Ellesmere College will be holding the fifth National Art Exhibition and sale of works, with more than 80 professional artists and sculptors exhibiting over 300 pieces from Wednesday 1st June through to Sunday 5th June. The preview evening, which takes place on Wednesday 1st June 7.30 - 9.00pm, promises to be a fabulous evening.

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14th April 2016

New Walking Festival in Mortimer Country

New Walking Festival in Mortimer Country

A festival of guided walks: where nature and heritage lead the way In Mortimer Country, North Herefordshire.

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13th April 2016

Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

The residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be celebrating St George, the patron saint of England, over the weekend of 23rd and 24th April, when the streets will be decorated in patriotic red, white and blue. Join-in the patriotic parade, take part in a dragon hunt and see a re-enactment of the famous tale of St George and the Dragon.

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13th April 2016

Apley Farm Shop’s fifth anniversary

Apley Farm Shop’s fifth anniversary

Having opened in the coldest winter in decades, when temperatures dropped to -19C, Apley Farm Shop in Shropshire considers how it’s developed in its first five years

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8th April 2016

Sausage & Cider Event at Battlefield 1403

Sausage & Cider Event at Battlefield 1403

Thursday 14th April sees a Sausage and Cider event like no other at Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop. The butchery is renown for its fine sausages but these will be sausages with a difference… Russian Roulette in a pan “ are you brave enough? You’ll have no idea of the flavours and one of them just might contain chilli….

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7th April 2016

Activ8 holiday clubs at farm shop

Activ8 holiday clubs at farm shop

A holiday club provider has linked up with a local farm shop to provide children with fun outdoor & sporty holiday clubs this summer.

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4th April 2016

Food Hall of The Year finalists announced

Food Hall of The Year finalists announced

Farm Shop & Deli Awards shortlist includes Ludlow Food Centre again!

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30th March 2016

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival celebrates its 13th year with a shift of format and a strong whiff of ‘LUCK’ as the theme.

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29th March 2016

BBC Midlands visiting Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre for Out and About feature

BBC Midlands visiting Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre for Out and About feature

The BBC in the Midlands through Midlands Today, Inside Out and Local Radio has been delivering surprising stories from familiar places for many years but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty more to be told!

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