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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.


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.



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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