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Shropshire towns success at the Heart of England in Bloom awards

24th September 2012

Several Shropshire towns and villages are celebrating golden success at this year’s Heart of England in Bloom competition - with Shrewsbury leading the way.


SVR rolls out new steam debutants for three-day Autumn Steam Gala

14th September 2012

SPURRED by the chance to see and ride behind steam locomotives never before seen on the Kidderminster-to-Bridgnorth ‘heritage’ line, railway enthusiasts in their thousands will once again make a bee-line for the Severn Valley Railway next weekend for the railway’s three-day Autumn Steam Gala (Friday September 21st - Sunday September 23rd).


Enter ‘Sir Keith Park’ - the new star of the SVR locomotive fleet

7th September 2012

THE train now arriving at the Severn Valley Railway’s two termini at Bridgnorth and Kidderminster….probably isn’t going to look anything like most visitors imagine!


Ironbridge Park and Ride - FREE Service Extended to 27th October 2012

6th September 2012

Following the success of their summer holidays promotion where the Ironbridge Gorge Park and Ride service operated for free, this is now being extended to the end of season on Saturday 27th October.


James May takes a 4D flight at RAF Museum

6th September 2012

Popular TV Presenter James May took a flight in a WW1 tri plane and battled in a thrilling mid-air combat yesterday, when he took a ride in the RAF Museum Cosford’s exciting new 4D Experience. James was joined on the ride by three lucky competition winners along with their friends and family as they took their seats on board the Museum’s latest exhibit.


Wartime nostalgia at Cosford’s Battle of Britain Weekend

24th August 2012

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 family weekend of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. A main highlight over the weekend will be a flypast on Saturday 15th September from a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire (weather permitting).


Princes in the Tower talk by Bill Cash MP at Upton Cressett, Bank Holiday Monday

16th August 2012

American Historian and Bill Cash MP reveal new evidence to support county legend that the 'Prince in the Tower' - King Edward V - stayed at Upton Cressett in 1483 on his way to being murdered in the Tower of London





Museum launches competition to meet James May

16th August 2012

Fans of the popular TV Presenter James May will have the opportunity to meet their idol next month when he officially opens the new 4D Experience at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. The Museum has launched a free competition for fans to enter and be in with a chance of joining James May on a ride in the 4D Experience along with their friends and family.


'Flights of Fancy' cartoon exhibition now on display

9th August 2012

On display until 24th September 2012. FREE admission.


Popular Caravan Parks Report a Busy Summer

8th August 2012

The owners of four popular five star touring caravan parks in Shropshire and Snowdonia are reporting a busy summer season.


Severn Valley steam trains return to normal after loco shortages

3rd August 2012

SEVERN Valley Railway steam trains are running normally again this weekend, after a series of setbacks last week which forced the Kidderminster – Bridgnorth line to increase its reliance on its historic diesels on a number of days.


Ironbridge Park and Ride Service - FREE during the school holidays

20th July 2012

Are you planning your visit to Ironbridge Gorge? If so there is now a fast, convenient and hassle free way in which to get there. Ironbridge Park and Ride operates weekends, bank holidays and local school holidays and it's FREE during the school summer holidays! 21st July 2012 - 2nd September 2012 (a great way to save money!)


Cosford turn back the clocks for 1940’s Dance

20th July 2012

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be turning back the clocks 70 years this October as they hold their annual 1940’s Hangar Dance. Tickets for the popular event, taking place at the Museum on Saturday 13th October have now gone on sale. This annual event transports guests back to the era of Big Bands, Jive Bunnies and Jitter-buggers with a fun packed evening of entertainment.


Shropshire on Countryfile

19th July 2012

Tune into BBC1 this Sunday (22nd July 2012) at 7:15pm to see Shropshire on Countryfile


Summer Fun For Families

17th July 2012

This summer holiday, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has created a range of new and exciting interactive ‘August Activities’ that will get families working together and having fun. Each week throughout August will have an exciting activity dedicated to it. These creative and fun workshops will run from 1st to 31st August and all materials for these hands-on sessions will be provided by the Museum. Workshops will run from 11.00am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-3.30pm.


Shropshire Diamond Jubilee event is still on despite wet conditions

12th July 2012

Despite weeks of rain, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant at RAF Cosford is still going ahead as planned today(Thursday 12 July 2012).


Welcome Songs at Wenlock Priory

11th July 2012

URGENT PARKING UPDATE


Wet and getting wetter - but SVR passengers beat the monsoons

10th July 2012

IT WAS the wettest June since records began, and ten days in, it looks as though July is making its own bid for an all-time rainfall record too. But the sun is shining on the Severn Valley Railway just now, for despite the monsoon weather, visitor figures and passenger numbers are actually holding up ahead of budget.


Ironbridge Gorge Museums join the London 2012 Festival - VIP Opening

5th July 2012

Ruth Mackenzie, Director of the London 2012 Festival and Alan Davey, Chief Executive of Arts Council England were the guests of honour at the VIP opening of a unique, international art work in a former engine shed at Enginuity, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.


Minister pushes the ‘delete’ button on the SVR’s ’industrial eyesore’

29th June 2012

ONE of the most distinctive - but least beautiful - landmarks which passengers see during a ride on the Severn Valley Railway, is about to disappear forever.



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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