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Museum staff help construct charity pedal car

3rd November 2011

Staff at RAF Cosford, assisted by staff in the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford have created a pedal car in the form of a World War Two Hurricane aircraft. The pedal car will be entered into a 24 hour charity cycle car race taking place in St Etienne de Chigny in the centre of France. A team of four from RAF Cosford will travel to France for the race in August 2012 hoping to raise money for RAF Charities whilst winning the best design for their pedal car.


Early bookings surge for Severn Valley ‘Santa’ trains

28th October 2011

A SURGE of early bookings for its Santa steam trains this week has put a smile on the face of the Severn Valley Railway.


Museum unveils new Spitfire

26th October 2011

A Supermarine Spitfire Photo Reconnaissance PR. XIX PM651 is the latest addition to the aircraft collection at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. This rare reconnaissance Spitfire can now be seen on display in the Museum’s Warplanes Hangar standing next to a Hurricane and a Mk 1 Spitfire.


Furnaceman’s Dream

26th October 2011

Play inspired by Shakespeare and Ironbridge Heritage - Enginuity 12th and 13th November


Police dig new Anderson Shelter at Museum

24th October 2011

Earlier this year the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford took delivery of an original Anderson Shelter donated to the Museum by Etruria Industrial Museum, Stoke-On-Trent. The 8ft long by 6ft high shelter will be constructed by officers from Longbridge Police Station assisted by a group of teenagers as part of their community outreach work. It will then be placed in the Museum’s World War II garden enhancing the WWII workshops, used by thousands of school groups each year.


Taste a Flavour of the Olympics with Wenlock Hampers

21st October 2011

A flavour of the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games can now be tasted across the globe following the launch of Wenlock Hampers.


SVR’s Halloween ‘Ghost Trains’ doing scarily well!

18th October 2011

THE SEVERN Valley Railway’s first-ever dabble into the world of ghouls and ghosts appears to be heading towards monster success.


Wellington Restoration Progress is highlight of Open Week

17th October 2011

The award winning Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be opening its doors to visitors for one special week to enable greater public access and understanding of the Centre's work. From Monday 14th to Saturday 19th November, a range of aircraft and other artefacts in various stages of restoration will be on display daily from 10.15 to 1.00pm. This includes the Centre’s largest project, the Wellington Bomber.


Half Term Helicopter’s at Cosford

13th October 2011

This October Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford invites families to join in the free and exciting Helicopter Half Term activity. Taking place from Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October visitors will have the opportunity to see inside a replica Air Ambulance cockpit, speak with Air Ambulance and Search and Rescue helicopter crew, plus take part in a Question and Answer session with ex United States Air Force (USAF) Flight Engineers and Technical Sergeants Chuck Gutshall and Walt Brown.


Half Term Activities at the National Trust's Dudmaston Estate

12th October 2011

The staff at the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate have been working hard to develop a range of workshops and activities that families can take part in during the school half-term holidays which they will be running from their meeting centre located at Mose.


New Ironbridge Stamp Unveiled

11th October 2011

Ironbridge in Shropshire has been included in a new range of first class stamps unveiled by Royal Mail that shows off some of Britain's most famous landmarks.


Nearly 200 classic cars line-up for SVR’s big transport event

5th October 2011

THE CARS which stopped the Earls Court Motor Show in their hey-day - almost 200 of them – will take the Severn Valley Railway by siege this Sunday, October 9th, as the Kidderminster - Bridgnorth steam heritage line puts on its big transport event of the year - Classic Car & Bike Day.


Severn Valley Railway goes for ‘100% diesel’ experiment

4th October 2011

THE SEVERN Valley Railway will take one of the biggest public relations gambles in its 40-year history later this week, when for three days it will run an intensive train service - without a single steam locomotive in sight.


‘Forgotten’ war heroes to be recognised at SVR ceremony

29th September 2011

NINE ‘forgotten’ military railwaymen who were killed during the Battle of Britain in 1940 when a lone German bomber attacked the railway on which they were training, are to be remembered, more than 60 years on, in a special ceremony at the Severn Valley Railway this Saturday (October 1st).


It's Official - The Shropshire Hills Welcomes Walkers!

27th September 2011

Much Wenlock is the latest market town to be added to a growing list of places in the Shropshire Hills to gain “Walkers Are Welcome” status.


Marketing agency creates windows into Shropshire’s history

22nd September 2011

Striking photographs taken by a Shropshire marketing agency that create ‘windows into history’ are to be displayed during celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of Ironbridge Gorge becoming a World Heritage Site


Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

16th September 2011

Celebrates 25th Anniversary: 24th September 2011


Time flies when you’re having fun!

18th August 2011

After a hectic summer of thrilling activities at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, next week’s final August Activity is dedicated to a flying theme guaranteed to excite youngsters - ‘Mini Kites and Windmills’, a hands-on workshop to get all the family working together that will run from 22nd to 26th of August.


Discover rural attractions on Much Wenlock’s ‘Marathon Trails’

18th August 2011

Fifty one Shropshire-based rural tourist attractions are giving their businesses an extra boost in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games through an initiative funded by the Rural Development Programme for England. All are within the magic 26 mile ‘marathon’ radius of Much Wenlock, home of the Wenlock Olympian Games and inspiration for the modern day Olympics. And all the businesses are included in a series of four ‘Marathon Trail’ guides, which tell visitors about special places to go and things to do in the county.


Hop & Stagger Brewery create an Apley Gamekeeper Pale [beer]

22nd July 2011

Husband & wife, Bob & Sam Hayes of the Hop & Stagger Brewery have recently moved into renovated farm buildings on the Apley Estate, very close to Apley Farm Shop where they’re selling their beers, including their newly created Apley label, Apley Gamekeeper Pale.



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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