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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.


Museum Apprentice In Welding Challenge

12th April 2011

Alex Weston, an Apprentice in the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, this week achieved third place in the ‘Trainee Welders Challenge’ held at City of Wolverhampton College. The challenge took place on Monday 4th April 2011, where twenty-five first year Engineering trainees took on a series of challenges testing their welding ability and skill.


Rare Chance To Step Inside Historic Aircraft

7th April 2011

14th May 2011 - 6.00pm - 8.30pm - £10.00 per person


Kitchen Garden comes to life at Dudmaston

15th March 2011

The Gardeners at Dudmaston have been busy during the winter months creating a new kitchen garden at the property.


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.



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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