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Watch Pancake Flipping at Blists Hill Victorian Town: Saturday 1st - Tuesday 4th March 2014

16th January 2014

Watch the ladies of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they take part in the annual pancake flipping contest held outside the Print Shop daily at 12 noon from Saturday, 1st March until Shrove Tuesday on the 4th.


Art Nouveau tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge: Half-term 15th and 17th – 22nd February 2014

16th January 2014

Let your imagination run wild this half-term at informal, Art Nouveau themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge.


Chinese Year of the Horse activities at Coalport China Museum

16th January 2014

Oriental themed family workshops and activities celebrating the Chinese Year of the Horse are being staged at Coalport China Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the February school half-term.


Get Into Gear For Bike4Life 2014!

7th January 2014

Registration for the much-anticipated Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival, taking place on Sunday 27th April 2014, is now open, thanks to a brand new website, www.bike4lifefest.com, launched by the organisers, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, RAF Museum Cosford and the Safer Roads Partnership.


See Out the Festive Season at the Severn Valley Railway

19th December 2013

Once you have polished off the turkey on Christmas Day, why not continue the festive fun on the Severn Valley Railway. From Boxing Day, trains will operate daily between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth until Sunday, 5th January.


Last chance to visit Dudmaston for 2013

10th December 2013

Visitors are reminded that this weekend (14 and 15 December) will see the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate open their gates to visitors for the last time in 2013.


Festive opening dates at Cosford

6th December 2013

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle this Christmas, why not visit the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford during the festive period? The Museum will be open daily throughout December 2013 from 10am apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Winners of Shropshire County Hotels Competition Announced

6th December 2013

The lucky winner of Shropshire County Hotel's Autumn Competition has been announced as Angelina Burgess from Shrewsbury.


Shropshire in 'Off The Beaten Track' on ITV, 6th December 8pm - make sure you tune in!

28th November 2013

In the fifth episode of this new series, Christine Bleakley heads to Shropshire where she explores an unusual museum, helps make natural confetti and takes part in a medieval re-enactment.


From 100 to 1,000 explore Dudmaston's trees

26th November 2013

The National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate will be giving their visitors the opportunity to discover everything they would like to know about the sleeping giants living on their estate by joining the Rangers on Winter Tree Walks on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December 2013.


Winners at Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards

25th November 2013

Congratulations to all Shropshire Tourism members who won awards in the Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards. We are proud to see our members leading the way and receiving so many of the top accolades.


Experimental Aircraft Programme now on display at Cosford

25th November 2013

Christmas has come early at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford with the arrival of the Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP) technology demonstrator. This experimental jet helped pave the way for the renowned Eurofighter Typhoon and thanks to support of BAE Systems is now on display to visitors within the Museum's Test Flight collection.


Shropshire Tourism members win at the Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards

20th November 2013

The Shropshire Star’s inaugural Tourism & Leisure Awards were held on Monday 18th November 2013 and several Shropshire Tourism members were amongst the big winners.


Shop till you drop for Christmas at Dudmaston

12th November 2013

Dudmaston Hall, a local National Trust property will be spending this weekend with Christmas well and truly at the top of their agenda as the property hosts their annual Christmas Fair. But this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever as for the first time it will take place on both the Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2013.


Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

5th November 2013

Make sure you get your Shropshire Star newspaper today (5th November 2013) as Shropshire County Hotels are offering readers the chance to dine out at one of the group’s restaurants for just £13.95 per person for a two-course lunch or dinner.


Cosford commemorates The Fallen on Remembrance Sunday

30th October 2013

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be holding a Remembrance Service paying respect to those Service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty.


Saturday opening comes to Dudmaston

30th October 2013

The National Trust’s Dudmaston Hall is looking forward to a new way of opening which will see the property open to visitors until mid-December 2013.


Severn Valley Railway Named Best Tourism Experience

29th October 2013

Staff and volunteers at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) are celebrating after it was named Best Tourism Experience in the 2013 Visit Worcestershire Awards for Excellence.


Last Post: Remembering the First World War at Coalbrookdale Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge

28th October 2013

A poignant new free exhibition, Last Post: Remembering the First World War, will explore the effect of the events of 1914-18 on the Post Office, its people and the contribution of postal communications to the war effort. It will be on display at the Coalbrookdale Gallery, adjacent to Enginuity in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire from Thursday 10 April 2014 until Friday 27 March 2015.


Award Winning Chef Will Holland to Open Restaurant in Bridgnorth

22nd October 2013

Multi-award-winning chef, Will Holland, who came to prominence after securing a Michelin star for La Bécasse, in Ludlow, has secured a property in Bridgnorth and will open his new restaurant in Spring 2014.


Get Crafty this Halloween at RAF Cosford

22nd October 2013

October half term is almost upon us and this year the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has some devilishly easy Halloween crafts for your little monsters.


Cracking Christmas Gifts from the RAF Museum

22nd October 2013

For Christmas 2013 the Museum has substantially expanded its gift range to suit a variety of budgets including its jewellery and clothing ranges.


Spooky Happenings, Magic and Misadventure at Dudmaston Hall

18th October 2013

The National Trust’s Dudmaston Hall will be hosting a whole range of family fun for the half-term holidays beginning Sunday, 27 October 2013.


Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

15th October 2013

Make sure you get your Shropshire Star newspaper today (15th October 2013) as Shropshire County Hotels are offering readers the chance to dine out at one of the group’s restaurants for just £13.95 per person for a two-course lunch or dinner.


Behind-the-scenes access for aviation fans

11th October 2013

10th to 16th November 2013.10:15am - 1:00pm.The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford’s award winning Sir Michael Beetham Conservation Centre will once again be opening its doors to visitors providing them with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Museum’s continuing aircraft conservation projects.


Dornier Bomber to be displayed in 3D

10th October 2013

The RAF Museum is using cutting edge digital technology to share its newly acquired exhibit - the Dornier Do17 bomber - with the world.


Volunteers to be presented with Queen's Award

10th October 2013

Hard-working and dedicated volunteers from the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) will receive the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service during a ceremony later this month.


Looking back to look forward

9th October 2013

From 1467 gallons of milk per six months to stories of fighter biplanes, the archives of the National Trust’s Dudmaston Hall are proving an interesting read for staff and volunteers as they make preparations for a new exhibition for 2014.


SVR 2012 Share Offer steams past £2m as star loco begins journey to restoration

8th October 2013

The Severn Valley Railway (SVR) celebrated two exciting milestones this weekend as part of its ambitious plans to help shape the future preservation of the Railway


Two-wheeled fun this October for Love Your Bike Month

7th October 2013

October 2013 is Shropshire’s fourth annual Love Your Bike Month. A range of great free activities are planned throughout October to help Shropshire residents have fun on their bikes and prepare themselves for winter cycling.


Farm Stay UK Recognises Shropshire Tourism Grading Scheme

3rd October 2013

Shropshire Tourism is delighted to announce that national body ‘Farm Stay UK’ has today confirmed that any properties assessed by Shropshire Tourism are now eligible to join their organisation.


Fun Run success at Dudmaston

3rd October 2013

Dudmaston Estate were thrilled to see so many runners turn out for the October 2013 fun runs which saw runners take both a 5k and 10k route through the stunning scenery of the woodlands and pools.


Apley Farm Shop to join Spookley the Square Pumpkin Anti- Bullying Programme

3rd October 2013

Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth is to feature Spookley the Square Pumpkin in farm-based events this October.


British Transport Industry Celebrated at SVR

2nd October 2013

The best of British transport’s industrial heritage will be celebrated during an event at the Severn Valley Railway next month.


Hagley Hall to begin Restoration after 27 Year Absence from the Line

30th September 2013

One of the Severn Valley Railway’s most popular engines is set to undergo an exciting restoration programme following a 27 year absence from the line.


It's all gone apple-shaped at Dudmaston

24th September 2013

It’s harvest time and the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate will be celebrating their bumper apple harvest this Sunday 27th September 2013 with their annual Orchard Day event.


Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

19th September 2013

The free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival, which is supported by Telford & Wrekin Council, will be taking place this year on Saturday 21st September from 12-5pm with heritage talks and walks, a fantastic high quality craft and food market, live street entertainment and family activities.


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at SVR

17th September 2013

Celebrate the festive season with a visit to Father Christmas, take part in traditional carol singing or step back in time and dine in festive period style at Severn Valley Railway.


Museum hosts sign language day

16th September 2013

Members of the public whose first language is British Sign Language (BSL) are invited to enjoy a free BSL Interpreted Day at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. The event is in conjunction with Deaf Smart, a Shropshire based non-profit organisation for Deaf people.


Shropshire celebrating England in Bloom successes

13th September 2013

Shropshire is celebrating golden glory in this year's Heart of England in Bloom competition.


Hercules C-130 Handover Ceremony

12th September 2013

Today the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford held an official handover ceremony for the Lockheed C-130 Hercules XV202 in the presence of Air Marshal Baz North of the Royal Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Ian Corbitt (Rt’d), Sir Michael Marshall, Chairman of Marshalls and former Hercules airmen.


Make Quatt your next stop

12th September 2013

If you are a regular traveller along the A442 Bridgnorth to Kidderminster Road you might have noticed some recent changes at the side of the road. The National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate have been working closely with the new owners of Quatt Farm Shop, Martin and Florence Rutter, over the 2014 summer, to improve the look of the property and have this week installed some new signage.


Major private tile collection donated to Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

12th September 2013

A collection of over one thousand tiles and three hundred tile panels of outstanding quality and international significance has been donated by a private collector to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire. The collection includes examples by the most prestigious designers and manufacturers from the 1850s through to the 1960s, including Pugin, Dresser, Morris, De Morgan and Bawden.


Two Flypasts announced for Battle of Britain Weekend

3rd September 2013

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be commemorating the Battle of Britain, considered the most important event in Royal Air Force history, with a nostalgic weekend of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. A main highlight for visitors over the weekend will be a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster on Saturday 14th and a Spitfire flypast on Sunday 15th September 2013 (weather permitting).


From Coconut's to Swingboats, Edwardian celebrations at Dudmaston Hall

21st August 2013

A local National Trust property are turning back the clocks for the August Bank Holiday weekend at Dudmaston in order to remember Rachel, Lady Labouchere, the property’s last chatelaine’s birth and her uncle taking over the running of the estate.


Apley Walled Gardens Tour - Tuesday 20 August 2013

16th August 2013

The Apley Walled Gardens have recently been brought back into production for the first time in 50 years. They are now managed by our Head Gardener Phil Allen, who has started producing a large range of vegetables, many of which are unusual, old and interesting varieties.


Painstaking conservation of Dornier 17 is underway

15th August 2013

Just eight short weeks have passed since the world’s last surviving Dornier Do 17 was salvaged from the bottom of the Dover Straits and delivered to the Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford, Shropshire, for conservation. Since its arrival, significant progress has been made in treating some of the aircrafts smaller components, several of which are now on display at the Museum. As the long process of conserving the airframe begins, we take a look at the work carried out to date.


Gold Award Winning Shropshire

12th August 2013

Food business across Shropshire have together collected 36 gold stars in the 2013 Great Taste Awards. The awards have been run by The Guild of Fine Food since 1994, providing a way for consumers to be able to identify products recognised for their 'great taste'.


Get fit and get involved at Dudmaston in September

6th August 2013

Building on the success of last year’s event Dudmaston will once again be holding their annual 5k and 10k fun runs through the estate on 21st September 2013.


Busy End of Summer in Store for Bridgnorth Caravan Park

25th July 2013

A five star touring caravan park at Bridgnorth is gearing up for what promises to be a very busy August and September, with a series of exciting local events attracting visitors to this attractive part of east Shropshire.



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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