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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.


Football legend Bert Williams shares RAF wartime memories

24th June 2011

Royal Air Museum Cosford - Thursday 30th June 2011 11.30am


Scalextric For Schools Challenge

21st June 2011

Secondary school children from across the country will be taking part in a giant size scalextric event, hosted at the RAF Museum Cosford on Sunday 26th June. ‘Scalextric4Schools’ will see teams of students aged 11-18, from as far away as Devon participating. The event aims to inspire students to take Science and Engineering related subjects for Higher Education and as a career.


'Allo, 'Allo!' stars boost SVR’s two big '1940s Weekends'

20th June 2011

Stars from the cast of the hugely popular BBC sitcom 'Allo, 'Allo!' will be centre-stage when the Severn Valley Railway turns back the clock once more and rolls out its big wartime nostalgia '1940s Weekends', on June 25th & 26th and July 2nd & 3rd.


75th Anniversary of the first Wellington flight

15th June 2011

First Flight 15th June 1936


Severn Valley Carriage Works turns out first ‘external’ contract coach

31st May 2011

The Severn Valley Railway’s carriage restoration department at Bewdley, reorganised last year as a stand-alone profit centre under the name SVR Carriage Contracts, has just completed its first ‘external’ contract.


Armed Forces Day For All 3 Services

27th May 2011

Saturday 25th June 2011


Severn Valley runs £10 Special Train to aid Stricken Heritage Line

27th May 2011

THE SEVERN Valley Railway, floored by severe flooding in 2007 and forced to substantially rebuild much of its 16-mile line between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, is helping another steam ‘heritage’ railway to get back on its feet, after an embankment collapse in January which cut the line in two.


Half Term Fun for Families at the Royal Air Force Museum

26th May 2011

31st May - 3rd June 2011, 11am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 3.30pm


60th Anniversary of Valiant's First Flight

18th May 2011

Wednesday 18th May 2011 will mark the 60th Anniversary of the first flight of the Vickers-Armstrongs Valiant. Part of the Royal Air Forces V-Bomber nuclear deterrent during the 1950’s and 1960’s, the Valiant was the first of the V-bombers to make it into the air, when prototype WB210 took to the skies on 18th May 1951.


Beatles tribute band opens at SVR ’60s revival spectacular

17th May 2011

IT’S BEEN A Hard Day’s Night already for the organisers of Kidderminster’s ground-breaking three-day ‘Sounds of the ‘60s’ pop and nostalgia festival at the Severn Valley Railway – but though it seems they’ve been working Eight Days A Week, it’s all Come Together nicely, no further Help is needed - and they Feel Fine!


Double win for Museum at Apprenticeship Awards

16th May 2011

The Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has for the second year in a row, been awarded the West Midlands Regional Winner of the ‘Small Employer of the Year Award’, at The Apprenticeship Awards 2011. It was a double win for the Museum as 2nd year Apprentice, Nathan Pugh was highly commended in the ‘Advanced Apprentice of the Year’ category.


Schools set to participate in local Olympics

13th May 2011

Local school children from across the West Midlands will be taking part in the Olympics 2012 Inspire to Aim Higher event, hosted at the RAF Museum Cosford on Tuesday 17th May. This special event is a collaboration with Wednesfield High School, together with South Cheshire College and Kingswood Outdoor Education Centre. The event aims to promote participation, inclusion and competition, whilst highlighting the values of the Olympic and Paralympic movement.


Dudmaston open for National Garden Scheme Day

12th May 2011

Dudmaston Hall are opening their gardens to visitors this Saturday (14th May) in conjunction with the National Garden Scheme. Being predominantly a spring garden visitors will have the opportunity to wander through the beautiful grounds where rhododendrons and azaleas are currently in full bloom.


Volunteers Efforts Recognised At Awards

11th May 2011

A volunteer at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford yesterday reached the final three in the University of Wolverhampton’s ‘Volunteer of the Year Awards 2011’. Held at the university, the awards recognise students who have made a significant and meaningful contribution to the community by volunteering.


History comes to life at Dudmaston Hall

5th May 2011

Visitors to Dudmaston Hall on 8th May will be given the opportunity to find out all about the many different people who have lived in the Hall since the eighteenth century.


Thousands of bikers expected for charity ride out

21st April 2011

Thousands of bikers from across the country are expected to join together for a massive ‘Ride Out’ in support of the RAF. The third annual charity motorcycle run will take place on Sunday 8th May 2011 in aid of the RAF Association and RAF Museum. Motorheads from all over the UK will ride out from Shrewsbury Meole Brace park & ride to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford in Shropshire on mass at 11.30am.


The Magic of the FA Cup comes to the Birthplace of Industry

18th April 2011

One of the oldest and most iconic football trophies in the world will be paying a rare visit to Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire on Saturday, 30th April between 10am and 5pm.


Come and celebrate Shropshire Butterflies - in poems, art, and real life!

13th April 2011

The Dower House Gardens June 11thGardens open at midday.



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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