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SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY MARKS CENTENERY OF THE START OF FIRST WORLD WAR

17th July 2014

Schoolchildren and dignitaries joined staff members and volunteers of the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) last week for a special ceremony to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.


Flypasts and cooking workshops are top of the menu at Cosford

14th July 2014

Hands on cooking workshops, inspiring the next generation of little chefs and a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota are top of the menu for visitors at the Cosford Food Festival later this month.


Join Live the Adventure for a day full of adventure!

11th July 2014

Live the Adventure will be having a day full of adventure at their Open Day on Sunday 3rd August 2014


Join in the Harvest Festival at Blists Hill Victorian Town

11th July 2014

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Sunday, 28 September 2014, at they celebrate the annual harvest in traditional fashion.


Icecream Sundae - Classic Car Funday at Apley Farm Shop

11th July 2014

On Sunday 20 July, the Icecream Sundae and Classic Car Funday at Apley Farn Shop, near Bridgnorth, will have a display of classic cars including an MGB Roadster, 1983 Panther Kallista, Rover P6 3500 and a yellow Lotus, fresh off the tracks with 1st and 2nd some recent racing prizes.


Discover how the Victorians prepare for winter at Blists Hill Victorian Town

11th July 2014

Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the weekend of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September 2014 and discover how they prepared for winter.


Cosford to hold Centenary Charity Ball

10th July 2014

A glittering Centenary Charity Ball will be held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 30 August to commemorate the First World War and raise much needed funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund and the RAF Museum.


Help Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve a crime at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014

Budding amateur sleuths and private detectives can help Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson solve a mysterious crime, which has taken place at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge over the weekend of Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 August 2014.


New Oliver Twist themed weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014

Dress in character and join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town at a new Oliver Twist themed event over the bank holiday weekend of 23 - 25 August 2014 based on Charles Dickens' famous novel.


Dress-up and join the Hatter's Mad Tea Party at Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014

Dress-up as Alice in Wonderland or another character from the much-loved book and go along to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the summer weekend of 26th - 27th July 2014.


Romantic Novelists in 'Meet-the-Author' event at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014

The Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) is showcasing a meet-the-author event at Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, on Friday 11th July 2014. The event, 'Love of the Past', will run between 10am - 2pm and will be held in the Goods Shed located within the recreated Victorian town.


New John Scott Gallery to open October at Jackfield Tile Museum

3rd July 2014

A new gallery at Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge in Shropshire, opening 16th October 2014, will house a world-class collection of British decorative tiles donated from a private collector. The 1,300 individual tiles and 310 panels feature a roll call of prestigious design names including Pugin, Dresser, Morris, De Morgan and Bawden.


Discover more about Chinese inventions at Enginuity

3rd July 2014

Discover more about the fantastic inventions, science and technologies that have come from the East at the drop-in Made in China workshops to be held at Enginuity, near Ironbridge during the summer school holidays from Saturday 19th July until Sunday 31st August 2014, between 10.30am and 3.45pm.


Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival

3rd July 2014

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 19th and 20th July 2014 outdoors on The Green at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.


Packed line up of cooking demos for foodies

27th June 2014

With only one month to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers are lining up amazing live talks and hands on demonstrations for visitors. With a jam packed programme of demonstrations over the festival weekend, visitors can learn from the experts how to prepare, cook and present an array of exquisite specialities, before sampling some of the culinary delights available.


Broseley Pipeworks joins the Totally Locally initiative

26th June 2014

Broseley Pipeworks, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, is joining other local businesses in the Totally Locally initiative on Saturday, 28th June 2014.


Flypast planned for Armed Forces Day guests

19th June 2014

On Saturday 28th June, events across the country will celebrate the contributions made by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces. The annual Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to reflect and pay tribute to our heroes past and present, including current serving personnel, service families, veterans and cadets.


Get hands on with the First World War

18th June 2014

From Wednesday 18th June visitors at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be able to get hands on with the First World War during free handling sessions with a collection of memorabilia from the Museum’s handling collection and items on loan from the British Red Cross.


Ironbridge Gorge Museums join National Fundraising Project with the Art Fund

17th June 2014

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is delighted to announce today (Tuesday 17th July 2014) that it's a launch partner in a brand-new national fundraising initiative.


Cyclo-Cross event at Blists Hill Victorian Town: Saturday evening 28th June

16th June 2014

Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge has once again teamed up with the organisers of Newport’s famous Nocturne cycle race to host an exciting urban cyclo-cross event. Taking place on Saturday evening, 28th June 2014, the first race starts at 6pm and the event ends at 9pm. The exciting Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross will attract in excess of 300 of the UK’s top riders.


Great War Commemorative Exhibition heads to Cosford

13th June 2014

The Great War Commemorative Touring Exhibition will be heading to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford this month as part of a year-long tour of the country.


Dress up 1940s style and come along to Blitz Hill

12th June 2014

An Evening on the Home Front at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Saturday 21st June 2014, 6-9pm


Treat Dad to a day of hobbies at Dudmaston

10th June 2014

Dudmaston Estate will be giving Dads the opportunity to indulge their love of hobbies with their Father’s Day event on Sunday, 15 June 2014.


The Dornier Do 17 at RAF Museum Cosford: One Year On

9th June 2014

Tuesday 10th June 2014 will mark the first anniversary of the moment the world's last surviving Dornier Do 17 was successfully lifted from the bottom of the Dover Straits. The breath taking moment the aircraft surfaced from the water was captured live on TV and sparked interest from around the globe.


Steam power vs modern farm machines at Apley Farm Shop

5th June 2014

A farm and farm shop near Bridgnorth is hosting a Free Open Farm Sunday education and fun day in conjunction with LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) on Sunday 8th June.


70 years on D-Day is remembered

5th June 2014

The 6th June 2014 will mark 70 years since the invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord, which began the final stages of the Second World War in Europe. The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be marking the 70th anniversary of this event with a D-Day themed Orchestra Concert.


Blitz Hill - An Evening on the Home Front

3rd June 2014

Enjoy an evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge is transformed to the 1940s of World War Two between 6pm and 9pm on Saturday 21st June 2014.


Shropshire tops TripAdvisor poll for most affordable destination in UK

29th May 2014

Shropshire is the spot for self-catering holidaymakers wanting to watch their spending this summer, according to a new TripAdvisor survey.


PEEP BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY!

29th May 2014

Railway enthusiasts and visitors alike will be given a unique opportunity to 'Peep Behind the Scenes' and experience what goes into the running of a heritage railway during a special day at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR).


Busy month ahead at Cosford

28th May 2014

Staff at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are busy preparing for the busy month ahead which will see five big events take place throughout June.


Meet the horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Father's Day

27th May 2014

Discover more about the working horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge on Father's Day, Sunday 15th June 2014.


Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival taking place on 19th - 20th July

27th May 2014

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 19th and 20th July 2014 outdoors on The Green at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.


Women in aviation half term at Cosford

21st May 2014

This May half term the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be celebrating the achievements made by women in aviation. From Monday 26th to Friday 30th May there will be a free trail for children to take part in, based around the pioneering women that have helped shape aviation history. Open 10am - 4pm, FREE entry.


Blackout,Blitz & Battle of Britain - the 1940's are coming to the SVR!

20th May 2014

A brand new Blackout Fair, featuring one of the oldest wooden helter-skelters in the world is among the star attractions taking over the Severn Valley Railway for it's much anticipated Step Back to the 1940's weekends.


Put the fun into gardening with Dudmaston's Spring Gardening Fair

20th May 2014

The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate will be hosting their inaugural Spring Gardening fair this weekend, whilst also supporting the work of the National Gardens Scheme.


Gift making tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge

20th May 2014

Put your creative skills to good use and decorate a tile as a unique present for your school teacher or someone special at these family gift making workshops to be held at Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge on Saturday 5th July 2014.


PETER'S RAILWAY TO BE STATIONED AT THE ENGINE HOUSE

16th May 2014

A new exhibition for budding young engineers and steam train fans, based on the popular series of children's books Peter's Railway, is to become the latest addition to the Severn Valley Railway's (SVR) visitor centre.


Skin care shop opens at a Farm Shop near Bridgnorth

14th May 2014

Elizabeth Beckett Skincare is a Bridgnorth based family run business making skin care products from locally sourced oil seed rape. On 26 April 2014, she opened The Skin Care Shop at Apley Farm Shop, her first retail unit, having previously only sold her products on her website, beauty salons & local shops.


The Sky's the Limit at Apley Farm Shop

13th May 2014

Helicopter charter company Helitrip has partnered with Apley Farm Shop to provide a range of pleasure flights across Shropshire. The first flights will take place Father’s Day, Sunday 15th June 2014.


FAMILY FAVOURITES ATTRACT HUGE NUMBERS TO THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY

13th May 2014

Around 4,000 visitors flocked to the Severn Valley Railway this weekend to see children's favourites Peppa Pig and George alongside awe-inspiring steam engines and enjoy a packed programme of exciting family activities.


Countdown begins for Cosford sci-fi weekend

8th May 2014

With just over a week to go until the Cosford Flights of Fantasy weekend, final preparations are now well underway.


Wheelwrights Display at Blists Hill Victorian Town

2nd May 2014

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge will be hosting a special display by the Guild of Model Wheelwrights in the Goods Shed over the weekend of Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June 2014.


Meet the horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Father's Day

2nd May 2014

Discover more about the working horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge on Father's Day, Sunday 15th June 2014. This special Meet the Horses event demonstrates the important role played by horses in daily life over a hundred years ago.


Bring in the May at Dudmaston

30th April 2014

Dudmaston Estate will be celebrating the beginning of Summer in a very traditional way on Monday, 5 May 2014.


Young Shropshire Chef Appearing on TV's Great British Menu, Shropshire

28th April 2014

Tune in to BBC Two's 'Great British Menu' tonight (28th April 2014) at 6:30pm to see Jason Hodnett from The Raven in Much Wenlock as he competes against other top chefs from around the county challenged to produce 21st century dishes for war heroes.


Severn Valley Railway Celebrates the Best in Food & Drink at First Ever Festival

28th April 2014

Tickle your taste buds along the tracks of the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) during its first ever Food Festival.


Fantastic Fares at Severn Valley Railway

23rd April 2014

Visitors planning a trip on the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) in May can enjoy up to 30% off full-price tickets on selected dates thanks to the Railway's Fantastic Fares offer.


Gardening Club or Plant Seller? Join us as our Spring Gardening Fair

22nd April 2014

Are you a plants man, gardening club or gardening specialist? If so the National Trust's Dudmaston Estate would like to hear from you. The property are holding their inaugural Spring Gardening Fair during 24-26 May and are offering people the opportunity to get involved with the event as stallholders over the 3 days.


100 People Answer Call for Volunteers at the Severn Valley Railway

22nd April 2014

Around 100 people registered their interest in volunteering at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) during a Job Fair last week.


Celebrate Queen Victoria's 81st birthday at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Whitsun weekend 24th - 26th May 2014

15th April 2014

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge over the Whitsun bank holiday weekend of 24th - 26th May as they celebrate the 81st birthday of their much loved Queen Victoria with great pomp and pageantry.



The Modern Olympic Games


The 2012 Olympic Mascot, Wenlock, was created to celebrate the fact that the modern Olympic movement all started in Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

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