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Severn Valley Santa trains heading for a sell-out

5th November 2012

THE GROTTOS are ready, the faint tinkle of sleighbells can be heard on the wind, and Santa is on his way. Yes, Christmas IS still almost two months away, but the Severn Valley Railway is already posting ‘sorry, sold out’ notices on many of the 100 ‘Santa Steam Special’ trains it will be running next month.


New Style of Restaurant comes to Shropshire

31st October 2012

A talented young Chef from Shropshire is bringing a new style of restaurant to his home county by launching ‘The Glutton Club’, together with his new fine food catering business, Curious Eats.


Ghostly Gaslight at Blists Hill

26th October 2012

Tickets still available for 27th October 2012 - get yours now!


Free special offer vouchers for October half term

25th October 2012

With October half term nearly upon us, Shropshire Tourism is reminding Shropshire residents to take advantage of exclusive special offers for local attractions, as part of their ongoing ‘Shropshire Days Out’ promotion.


Severn Valley Railway runs TV celebrity engine No.5164 on half-term trains

23rd October 2012

THE SEVERN Valley Railway was back on national telly for the second time in six days on Sunday (October 21st) - as the launch pad for ‘How Britain Worked’, a new Channel 4 documentary series highlighting craftsman skills of the Industrial Revolution, many of which are still practised on the Kidderminster - Bridgnorth steam heritage line today.


Severn Valley steps up its 'scary-but-fun' ghost trains

10th October 2012

THE SEVERN Valley Railway is expanding its ‘Halloween season’ of family-friendly Ghost Trains at the end of this month, following the sell-out success of its first dabble into the world of ghouls and ghosts last year.


Love your bike month - October 2012

5th October 2012

October 2012 is Shropshire’s third annual Love Your Bike Month. A range of great activities are planned throughout October to help Shropshire residents have fun on their bikes and prepare themselves for winter cycling.


Shropshire towns success at the Heart of England in Bloom awards

24th September 2012

Several Shropshire towns and villages are celebrating golden success at this year’s Heart of England in Bloom competition - with Shrewsbury leading the way.


SVR rolls out new steam debutants for three-day Autumn Steam Gala

14th September 2012

SPURRED by the chance to see and ride behind steam locomotives never before seen on the Kidderminster-to-Bridgnorth ‘heritage’ line, railway enthusiasts in their thousands will once again make a bee-line for the Severn Valley Railway next weekend for the railway’s three-day Autumn Steam Gala (Friday September 21st - Sunday September 23rd).


Enter ‘Sir Keith Park’ - the new star of the SVR locomotive fleet

7th September 2012

THE train now arriving at the Severn Valley Railway’s two termini at Bridgnorth and Kidderminster….probably isn’t going to look anything like most visitors imagine!



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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