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Route announced for rare and historic steam machines first ever Ironbridge Steam Road Run and Rally

11th May 2017

The route and running times for the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s 50th anniversary steam road run and rally weekend, 13th - 14th May, have been announced.


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.”


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.


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.


Spring Antiques and Vintage Weekend at Oswestry Showground

13th April 2017

Situated in 37 rolling acres in the heart of Shropshire, Oswestry Showground is the home of Amulet Fairs.


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