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Heritage Open Days across Shropshire

16th August 2010

Hidden gems and family favourites across Shropshire will open free as part of Britain’s annual Heritage Open Days, a four day celebration of heritage and architecture this September.


In Bloom judges witness unveiling of plaque

16th August 2010

Britain in Bloom judges Roger Burnett and Jon Wheatley were among the people watching the unveiling of a plaque commemorating Samuel Owen, by Arne Sundstrom, at Norton in Hales Village Hall recently. This was the culmination of a tour of the village that the Royal Horticultural Society judges had made, examining the village’s floral displays and meeting villagers.


St Bartholomew's Day Celebrations At Blists Hill

11th August 2010

St Bartholomew’s Day celebrations are being revived at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire on Tuesday, 24th August with drama, wizardry and fun family entertainment.


Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum!

9th August 2010

Come along to Blists Hill Victorian Town over the late summer Bank Holiday weekend, dressed as a pirate or your favourite character from Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, Treasure Island.  From Saturday 28th to Monday 30th August, the open-air museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be running a special literary themed event with actors recreating scenes from the famous maritime book of mutiny and buried treasure.


Detective Weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town is ‘Elementary my Dear Watson’

5th August 2010

Budding amateur sleuths and would-be private detectives will have the chance to help Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve a mysterious crime, which has taken place at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge during the weekend of Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August. Youngsters will also be able to try their hands at forensic science during the two-day event by taking each other’s finger prints, printing reward posters and matching plaster cast footprints to different shoes.


Dearnford Lake Car Boot and Collectors Fair on Sunday 15th August will support Help for Heroes

29th July 2010

Help for Heroes raises money for members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in the service of their country. The charity strives for 100% effectiveness in that for every £1 donated, £1 goes directly to help wounded servicemen and women. The running costs of the charity are funded by the sale of merchandise.


Oswestry takes to the Streets

26th July 2010

The streets of Oswestry will be buzzing on July 31st when the town’s traders put on a shopping experience not to be missed. This will be an event for the whole family to enjoy in a celebration of the diversity and strength of all that Oswestry has to offer in terms of retail, art, heritage and culture.


Dance takes guests back to Battle of Britain era

23rd July 2010

Members of the public are invited to join the Aerospace Museum Society’s popular 1940’s Hangar Dance at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 18th September 2010 at 7pm.


New Season of Evening Events at Museum of the Gorge

23rd July 2010

Professional Production Company to Perform Murder Mystery Play during August and September


Dorothy Clive Garden hosts Children's Garden Games Fun Day

23rd July 2010

The Dorothy Clive Garden will host a Garden Games Fun Day for children, daily from Saturday 24th July to Friday 30th July 2010.