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Vote for Festival at the Edge to win National Award

1st March 2011

Festival at the Edge, a unique storytelling event in Much Wenlock, has made it through to the regional finals of the 2011 ‘Where Else But England’ Award for the second year in a row, after being nominated by Shropshire Tourism.


Enginuity to host exciting Sci-Tech Fair

28th February 2011

For one day only families will be able to participate in a wide range of exciting activities and challenges at the Sci-Tech Fair to be held at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire on Saturday, 5th March.


Heroic Spitfire Veterans to Attend 75th Anniversary Event

28th February 2011

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, home to the world’s oldest Spitfire, will be marking the 75th Anniversary of the first Supermarine Spitfire flight on Saturday 5th March 2011. Attending the event will be a host of special guests including three Spitfire Pilots and an Engine Fitter. This 1936 Anniversary will be marked with a day packed full of events, activities and exhibitions for the whole family to enjoy.


Historic RAF aircraft to fly into Cosford on Friday 11th February.

9th February 2011

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be taking delivery of its latest acquisition, an RAF Dominie T.MK.1, on Friday 11th February 2011 at 11.30am, when it makes its final flight into RAF Cosford. This particular aircraft is significant because it was the first Dominie to enter RAF Service.


'We Are England' Photography Competition

22nd December 2010

Shropshire Tourism is encouraging people to take photos of Shropshire to enter into the 'We Are England' photography competition to help raise the profile of the county ahead of the Commonwealth Games that take place later this year in Delhi, with great prizes on offer.


Shropshire Tourism Member Business to feature on BBC One's Country Tracks

22nd December 2010

A unique Shropshire business, Hawks on Walks, that gives people the opportunity to walk through the countryside and become a falconer for the morning, has been chosen to feature on BBC One’s Country Tracks.


New look for the Shropshire Tourism Brochure

16th December 2010

Shropshire Tourism has just taken delivery of their 2011 Shropshire and the Welsh Borders brochure and, for the first time in 15 years, it is now in landscape format to better show off the stunning photographs of the county.


Santa Visits RAF Cosford's Wartime Grotto

3rd December 2010

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December will be a time to celebrate Christmas during the Second World War as part of a Wartime Christmas Weekend packed wtih activities for all the family.


Museum Launches Conservation Blog

2nd November 2010

The Royal Air Force Museum has today launched a conservation blog, enabling members of the public, aviation enthusiasts and conservators to learn more about the various projects that the Museum’s Sir Michael Beetham Conservation Centre is currently undertaking to preserve our nation’s aviation heritage.


Museum to Remember Fallen Comrades

2nd November 2010

Sunday 14th November 2010, service to commence at 10.30am.


Full Steam Ahead for Caravan Park's December Bookings

2nd November 2010

Caravanners keen to take part in the Christmas festivities on the Severn Valley Railway and in Bridgnorth are booking their places early at a five star touring caravan park in East Shropshire.


Ironbridge Society of Artists Sends Locals Back to the Drawing Board

4th October 2010

Jackfield to host The Campaign for Drawing’s 'The Big Draw' event, 23 – 24 October 2010


Heritage Open Days across Shropshire

16th August 2010

Hidden gems and family favourites across Shropshire will open free as part of Britain’s annual Heritage Open Days, a four day celebration of heritage and architecture this September.


St Bartholomew's Day Celebrations At Blists Hill

11th August 2010

St Bartholomew’s Day celebrations are being revived at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire on Tuesday, 24th August with drama, wizardry and fun family entertainment.


Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum!

9th August 2010

Come along to Blists Hill Victorian Town over the late summer Bank Holiday weekend, dressed as a pirate or your favourite character from Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, Treasure Island.  From Saturday 28th to Monday 30th August, the open-air museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be running a special literary themed event with actors recreating scenes from the famous maritime book of mutiny and buried treasure.


Detective Weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town is ‘Elementary my Dear Watson’

5th August 2010

Budding amateur sleuths and would-be private detectives will have the chance to help Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve a mysterious crime, which has taken place at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge during the weekend of Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August. Youngsters will also be able to try their hands at forensic science during the two-day event by taking each other’s finger prints, printing reward posters and matching plaster cast footprints to different shoes.


Dance takes guests back to Battle of Britain era

23rd July 2010

Members of the public are invited to join the Aerospace Museum Society’s popular 1940’s Hangar Dance at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 18th September 2010 at 7pm.


New Season of Evening Events at Museum of the Gorge

23rd July 2010

Professional Production Company to Perform Murder Mystery Play during August and September


Summer in Ironbridge

8th July 2010

A whole host of events are taking place in Ironbridge this Summer to keep everyone entertained


Tanners Wines in The Times Top Ten

8th July 2010

Tanners Wines has been lauded in The Times as one of the top ten wine shops in the country. The article, which appeared in Saturday’s edition, said of the Shrewsbury-based firm:



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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