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Blists Hill Victorian Town Holds its first Steampunk Weekend Festival ‘The Town that Never Was’ 1st – 2nd July

26th June 2017

Steampunks and their friends are invited to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the weekend of 1st and 2nd July for its first ever Steampunk Festival. The fantastical ‘Town that Never Was’ day and evening event is part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.


Shropshire celebrity chef headlines at Cosford Food Festival

26th June 2017

It’s just a month to go until the 5th annual Cosford Food Festival takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and this year, organisers have lined-up popular TV Chef Marcus Bean to headline on the demo stage both days. Marcus will be showcasing his passion for great food at the event on 22-23 July which attracts in excess of 13,500 visitors.


Prees Heath Common Reserve Open Day

20th June 2017

The former RAF control tower will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The tower was conserved over 3 years ago with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Natural England and is an important historic building as well as a significant feature in the landscape. Two rooms will not be accessible due to the presence of bats.


Modellers gear up for flying weekend

19th June 2017

The Large Model Aircraft Rally is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month for a weekend of spectacular flying displays. Taking place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, this air show in miniature is set to entertain thousands of aviation and modelling enthusiasts with two full days of flying and family fun.


New interpretation panels installed at Stanmore Country Park to tell the Hidden Heritage of the former RAF Base.

19th June 2017

Thanks to a grant from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, the Friends of Stanmore Country Park have teamed up with Shropshire Council’s Outdoor Partnerships Team, a local graphics company and a local historian to design and install new interpretation panels in the Country Park.


WILD! In the Severn Valley- Family Fun Day!

13th June 2017

Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are holding a famiy fun day on Saturday 17th June to celebrate the species rich wildflower meadows at the Country Park.


Hotbuckle Productions of Far from the Madding Crowd at Blists Hill Victorian Town this Father's Day

12th June 2017

Hotbuckle Productions will be coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Father’s Day, Sunday, 18th June with their own inspired adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, Far from the Madding Crowd, telling the story with humour and emotion. To celebrate dad’s special day, Hotbuckle are giving free tickets to any father who is accompanied by another full paying adult. Suitable for all the family, the outdoor evening performance starts at 6pm.


Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

5th June 2017

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 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster flypast on Saturday 24 June for Armed Forces Day.


South Shropshire Family Business Raises Over £3000.00 for Macmillan at Annual Classic Vehicle Day.

25th May 2017

Eaton Manor Country Estate near Church Stretton held its fourth annual Classic Vehicle Day on Sunday with over 160 classic and interesting vehicles on display, from a Lagonda Rapier to modern classics including a Humber Sceptre, as well as one off specials and an armoured personnel carrier.


Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust 50th anniversary lecture By Sir David Pepper, former Director General of GCHQ

25th May 2017

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations marking the founding of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Sir David Pepper KCMG, former Director General of GCHQ, will be giving a lecture on how technological innovation has shaped secret intelligence.



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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