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Scalextric For Schools Challenge

21st June 2011

Secondary school children from across the country will be taking part in a giant size scalextric event, hosted at the RAF Museum Cosford on Sunday 26th June. ‘Scalextric4Schools’ will see teams of students aged 11-18, from as far away as Devon participating. The event aims to inspire students to take Science and Engineering related subjects for Higher Education and as a career.


'Allo, 'Allo!' stars boost SVR’s two big '1940s Weekends'

20th June 2011

Stars from the cast of the hugely popular BBC sitcom 'Allo, 'Allo!' will be centre-stage when the Severn Valley Railway turns back the clock once more and rolls out its big wartime nostalgia '1940s Weekends', on June 25th & 26th and July 2nd & 3rd.


75th Anniversary of the first Wellington flight

15th June 2011

First Flight 15th June 1936


Severn Valley Carriage Works turns out first ‘external’ contract coach

31st May 2011

The Severn Valley Railway’s carriage restoration department at Bewdley, reorganised last year as a stand-alone profit centre under the name SVR Carriage Contracts, has just completed its first ‘external’ contract.


Armed Forces Day For All 3 Services

27th May 2011

Saturday 25th June 2011


Severn Valley runs £10 Special Train to aid Stricken Heritage Line

27th May 2011

THE SEVERN Valley Railway, floored by severe flooding in 2007 and forced to substantially rebuild much of its 16-mile line between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, is helping another steam ‘heritage’ railway to get back on its feet, after an embankment collapse in January which cut the line in two.


Half Term Fun for Families at the Royal Air Force Museum

26th May 2011

31st May - 3rd June 2011, 11am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 3.30pm


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.



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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