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Dementia Awareness Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

9th May 2017

Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire is marking National Dementia Awareness Week, 14th – 20th May, by inviting those living with dementia and their carers to come and enjoy a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday, 19th May at a very special price of just £5 per couple.


Apley cheese wins gold - 60 years after its first award

9th May 2017

The Apley cheese has just won a gold award at the Artisan Cheese Awards. Lady Hamilton, Marketing Manager of Apley Farm Shop, explained, “At Apley Farm Shop, we’re all incredibly proud & excited, but it's really Martin & Beth Moyden who are the proudest. The cheese won a similar award when it was first made in the building which is now the Creamery Café, 1956-65. So it is extra special to see it win again, over 50 years later, this time made by Mr Moyden near Market Drayton in Shropshire.”


Morville Hall will be open to visitors on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer.

8th May 2017

Morville Hall, situated near Bridgnorth, is a stone built family home of Elizabethan origin. Extensively enlarged and expanded during the mid 18th century, the Hall now exudes striking Georgian charm and character.


Marathon men raise £100k to commemorate 100 years of the RAF

4th May 2017

Two trustees of the RAF Museum are pulling on their walking boots to tackle the equivalent of five marathons in five days (8-12 May 2017) to raise £100,000 to commemorate the RAF’s centenary in 2018.


Meccano Marvels Come to Ironbridge

26th April 2017

An amazing display of working Meccano models created by Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society (TIMS), Shropshire will be an extra bonus for anyone visiting Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May. The mechanical marvels will be on display as part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.


Beautiful Bluebell Walk Sunday 7th May

25th April 2017

With one of the best places to see bluebells in Shropshire being right on our doorstep, what better way to see them than joining the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Bluebell Walk?


Crucible Of The Vampire

20th April 2017

Shropshire is no stranger to filmmaking. Over the years it’s cinematic landscapes and beautiful historical buildings have been depicted in movies such as ‘Atonement’ with Keira Knightley and James McAvoy , Oscar nominated ‘Howard’s End’ and Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’. All watched by international audiences.


Thousands of bikers to head from Shrewsbury to Cosford on Sunday 30 April in Bike4Life charity ride

19th April 2017

15/03/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink Thousands of bikers to head from Shrewsbury to Cosford on Sunday 30 April in Bike4Life charity ride Related topics: Highways and environmental maintenance Road users are being warned to expect some disruption in and around Shrewsbury on the morning of Sunday 30 April 2017, as the Bike4Life Midlands Air Ambulance charity motorbike ride heads out from the Meole Brace Park & Ride site to RAF Cosford, via the A5 and M54.


12th Annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

19th April 2017

Now in its 12th year, the annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival, 29th April – 7th May, is offering 57 walks, making it probably the biggest in the West Midlands and one of the best in the country.


Feathers and flight fun planned for Easter holidays

11th April 2017

‘Feathers and Flight’ is the theme to this year’s Easter break activities taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. With a fact finding trail running each day and a one day special birds of prey flying display, families are invited to explore a world of flight and learn how aircraft design has been inspired by nature.


New Museum of Iron opens in time for Easter as part of Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th anniversary celebrations

10th April 2017

The all new Museum of Iron at Coalbrookdale, in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge, opened Saturday, 8th April in time for the Easter holidays after a massive refurbishment. Telling the history of iron making from ancient times through to the present day, it will explain how remarkable discoveries made in The Gorge changed the world forever and why the area became internationally recognised as the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution


Cosford serves up another tasty festival

6th April 2017

A tasty line-up of over 90 local producers has been announced for this year’s Cosford Food Festival, which promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midland’s has to offer. Popular favorites on the food festival scene as well as brand new local producers are all on board for this year’s festival, which takes place on 22-23 July 2017.


German front line duo are highlights of Open Cockpits Evening

29th March 2017

Two Second World War German front line fighter aircraft, the Messerschmitt BF109G-2/Trop and the Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/U-1 have been announced as highlights at the forthcoming ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 19-20 May 2017.


The Great British Food Festival Food Festival Moves Home

28th March 2017

Popular Staffordshire event the Great British Food Festival has left its home for the last four years, Shugborough Estate, and moved to a new home at Weston Park, just on the Staffordshire and Shropshire border.


Free admission to Ironbridge Gorge Museums for mothers on Mothering Sunday 26th March

21st March 2017

As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are inviting mums to enjoy a day out as their guest at five of their sites on Mothering Sunday, 26th March, when accompanied by another full-paying adult.


Dudmaston opens its gates for a brand new season

14th March 2017

Discover the beauty of the Estate as it wakes up for Spring. Dudmaston welcomes visitors to the galleries, garden, park, tearoom, and shop from Sunday, 19 March


First Music Hall Evening at Blists Hill Victorian Town

9th March 2017

Step back in time and go along to the first in a series of nostalgic music hall evenings, being held as part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th Anniversary celebrations, at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday, 24th March


Crossing the River: Fords and Ferries on the Shropshire Severn

7th March 2017

Shropshire Council rangers are very happy to be welcoming local historian and author, Neil Clarke to Severn Valley Country Park.


The 15th Borderlines Film Festival: “brilliant once again!”

6th March 2017

For the last 10 days, cinema-goers have been criss-crossing Herefordshire, Shropshire and the beautiful Marches in order to catch some of the 225 screenings of the 84 films that make up the 15th Borderlines Film Festival.


Museum launches new Cold War Lunchtime Lecture series

2nd March 2017

On 17 March, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be hosting the first Cold War Lunchtime Lecture of 2017 with a lecture entitled ‘Coping with Technological Uncertainty: Military Aircraft Procurement, 1945-1957’. In this lecture, Professor Keith Hayward, a consultant and writer on aerospace and aviation issues, will examine Britain’s military aircraft procurement process during the early period of the Cold War.



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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