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.
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.
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.
26th October 2011
Play inspired by Shakespeare and Ironbridge Heritage - Enginuity 12th and 13th November
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
16th September 2011
Celebrates 25th Anniversary: 24th September 2011
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.
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.
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.