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Create a model ceramic house for Easter at Coalport China Museum

4th February 2013

Go along to Coalport China Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the Easter school holidays and join-in family ceramic workshops to create a model house, real or fantasy, to your own design. These sessions will take place weekdays from 1st - 5th and 8th - 12th April 2013.


Bikers invited to start the season off in style

1st February 2013

Bikers from Shropshire and the wider Midlands area are invited to start the season off in style on Sunday 21st April 2013. A combined ‘Bike Fest’ and ‘Bike 4 Life’ event is being held at RAF Museum Cosford in support for two local charities - the Midlands Air Ambulance and Royal Air Force Museum.


Severn Valley Railway plumps for Valentine’s Day...on February 16th!

30th January 2013

EVERYBODY knows that St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th. But the Severn Valley Railway is to run its annual dining train 'special' for sweethearts and lovers two days later this year - on Saturday February 16th 2013 - for two very good reasons.


New Poliakoff drama puts Severn Valley Railway on prime time telly

30th January 2013

LOCAL viewers tuning in to the new Stephen Poliakoff BBC2 drama series 'Dancing on the Edge' which airs on Monday February 4th 2013 (9pm) might spot something strangely familiar about 'Folkestone' station, which features in the five-part drama.


Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site ranked first in the UK and second in the world by TripAdvisor

10th January 2013

Telford & Wrekin’s Ironbridge Gorge has beaten off stiff competition to be the 2012 most highly recommended UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UK according to the TripAdvisor traveller community. It also takes second place in the world behind the Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa, China and ahead of the Egyptian Pyramids and India’s Taj Mahal.


Easter Fun and Egg Dancing at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th January 2013

Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire as they celebrate Easter over the Bank holiday from Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2013.


TRIPADVISOR REVEALS UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES MOST RECOMMENDED BY TRAVELLERS

8th January 2013

Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge ranks at second place in the world.


BR's 'last steam engine' is surprise visitor to the SVR

13th December 2012

THE STEAM locomotive which worked British Rail’s very last main line steam train almost 45 years ago in 1968, is a surprise Christmas visitor to the Severn Valley Railway.


Mum’s the word! SVR in ‘secret’ 50mph steam trials

5th December 2012

IT IS often said that in the world of railway preservation, nothing is secret - but the Severn Valley Railway has just concluded two days of ‘hush-hush’ test running with the steam locomotive that will launch London Underground’s 150th anniversary celebrations in the new year - and, say it quietly… hardly anyone knew a thing about it!


The First Air War in 100 Objects

16th November 2012

With the Centenary of the First World War just 18 months away, the Royal Air Force Museum is asking members of the public what objects from its archives they would like to see displayed in a narrative that will explain the role of aviation in this momentous event.



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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