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Blists Hill Victorian Town features on BBC Two’s ‘The Sweet Makers: A Victorian Treat’

31st July 2017


Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, is the star location for the final episode of a TV food history programme set to air on BBC Two on 2 August.

Shrewsbury Market Hall to become regular Saturday night food and drink venue

25th July 2017


Shrewsbury Market Hall is to become a regular Saturday night food and drink venue following the big success of two recent late evening openings that attracted large crowds.

Spiderman casts his net over Shropshire

25th July 2017


This week Spiderman arrived in Oswestry, the latest of a series of superhero statues being created by the counties most popular visitor destination.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have Summer sorted!

25th July 2017


Struggling to know what to do with the children this Summer holidays? Will you be looking after the grandkids and want to do something fun that doesn’t break the bank? Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have the Summer jam-packed with indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages.

Paint Your Own Tile with Splat ‘N’ Splodge at St Mary’s Family Event

12th July 2017


Enjoy family craft activities at St Mary’s in central Shrewsbury this summer holiday as part of Church Tourism Week - the nationwide celebration of innovative events in historic churches.

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway Celebrates their 125th Birthday

7th July 2017


On the 7th July 2017 Bridgnorth Cliff Railway will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its opening by the Mayor of the time John Anderson in 1892.

Flypast and street food are on the menu at Cosford this month!

6th July 2017


With just over two weeks to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers are gearing up for their biggest and best event yet! This year’s festival is packed with over 90 local food and drink producers, a busy line-up on the cooking demo stage and live performances from the Cosford and Shawbury Military Wives Choir. Plus, there will be plenty of hand-on foodie fun and entertainment for families and a Dakota flypast as the cherry on top!

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust nominated for major National Lottery award

4th July 2017


Local project, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the prestigious National Lottery Awards.

Ludlow Food Centre needs your help to be crowned Best Independent Retailer!

29th June 2017


Ludlow Food Centre has been nominated as Best Independent Retailer in the Midlands category at the Great British Food Awards!

Sweet success as Food Centre’s handmade products shortlisted in Great British Food Awards

29th June 2017


3 of Ludlow Food Centre’s handmade products have impressed the tasting panel at the Great British Food Awards and reached the shortlist where expert celebrity food judges are now busy taste testing the shortlist to pick the final winners, which will be announced later this summer.

New walks leaflets to launch at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

26th June 2017


With thanks to funding from the Shropshire Hills AONB Conservation Fund, MFG solicitors and Craven Arms Community Food Initiative Fund, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are refreshing their circular walks leaflets. Grow Cook Learn, local charity now running the visitor centre, has secured funding to increase their walks offer from four leaflets to six, including new routes and improving the existing ones.

Proms and Prosecco in the Park

26th June 2017


Proms and Prosecco in the Park takes place at the beautiful Chetwynd Deer Park in Newport on Saturday 9th September.

Shropshire celebrity chef headlines at Cosford Food Festival

26th June 2017


It’s just a month to go until the 5th annual Cosford Food Festival takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and this year, organisers have lined-up popular TV Chef Marcus Bean to headline on the demo stage both days. Marcus will be showcasing his passion for great food at the event on 22-23 July which attracts in excess of 13,500 visitors.

One of the ‘must ride’ races in the 2017 cyclocross calendar takes place at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire on Saturday 8th July

21st June 2017


The Queen Victoria Cyclocross Race, a unique off-road cycling event, will be held at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire on Saturday, 8th July. Sponsored by Ludgate Finance and broadcast on Sky TV/Virgin Bike Channel, it attracts over 300 riders from across the UK all competing over a course like no other.

Prees Heath Common Reserve Open Day

20th June 2017


The former RAF control tower will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The tower was conserved over 3 years ago with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Natural England and is an important historic building as well as a significant feature in the landscape. Two rooms will not be accessible due to the presence of bats.

Modellers gear up for flying weekend

19th June 2017


The Large Model Aircraft Rally is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month for a weekend of spectacular flying displays. Taking place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, this air show in miniature is set to entertain thousands of aviation and modelling enthusiasts with two full days of flying and family fun.

New interpretation panels installed at Stanmore Country Park to tell the Hidden Heritage of the former RAF Base.

19th June 2017


Thanks to a grant from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, the Friends of Stanmore Country Park have teamed up with Shropshire Council’s Outdoor Partnerships Team, a local graphics company and a local historian to design and install new interpretation panels in the Country Park.

Penny Farthing Spectacular This Sunday

16th June 2017


This Sunday at 10am the gates will be flung open for the public at the British Ironwork Centre for the inaugural Great Penny Farthing Spectacular.

WILD! In the Severn Valley- Family Fun Day!

13th June 2017


Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are holding a famiy fun day on Saturday 17th June to celebrate the species rich wildflower meadows at the Country Park.

Proms in the Park a Musical Success

13th June 2017


On Saturday 10th June at 5pm the gates were flung open for the spectacular Proms in the Park at the British Ironwork Centre near Oswestry, Shropshire. Hundreds of guests brought their finest picnic blankets, hampers and bubbly to the lawns to enjoy an evening of classical entertainment, the likes of which have never before been seen in the town.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre kicks off the Summer with annual Family Fun Day

12th June 2017


Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre’s Family Fun Day, Saturday 17th June, is the perfect day out with fun activities for all the family . Entry is free with attractions such as the Bouncy Castle, The Climbing Wall and Face Painting all priced individually.

Hotbuckle Productions of Far from the Madding Crowd at Blists Hill Victorian Town this Father's Day

12th June 2017


Hotbuckle Productions will be coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Father’s Day, Sunday, 18th June with their own inspired adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, Far from the Madding Crowd, telling the story with humour and emotion. To celebrate dad’s special day, Hotbuckle are giving free tickets to any father who is accompanied by another full paying adult. Suitable for all the family, the outdoor evening performance starts at 6pm.

Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

5th June 2017


The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will once again celebrate the contributions made by Her Majesty's Armed Forces, by hosting an orchestra concert and a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster flypast on Saturday 24 June for Armed Forces Day.

South Shropshire Family Business Raises Over £3000.00 for Macmillan at Annual Classic Vehicle Day.

25th May 2017


Eaton Manor Country Estate near Church Stretton held its fourth annual Classic Vehicle Day on Sunday with over 160 classic and interesting vehicles on display, from a Lagonda Rapier to modern classics including a Humber Sceptre, as well as one off specials and an armoured personnel carrier.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust 50th anniversary lecture By Sir David Pepper, former Director General of GCHQ

25th May 2017


As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations marking the founding of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Sir David Pepper KCMG, former Director General of GCHQ, will be giving a lecture on how technological innovation has shaped secret intelligence.

Get flour under your fingernails at Farm Shop’s Bake Off

25th May 2017


There’s something really special going on this weekend Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth. What makes the second Apley Bake Off different is that customers can get flour under their fingernails – as marketing manager Lady Hamilton says. “I’m sure it’s going to be a really fun day where customers can not only enter the competition classes & win great prizes, but also get a really fulfilling cooking experience with our 7 masterclass hosts.“

Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up

25th May 2017


A collection of aircraft from the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be joining the line-up in a static display at the RAF Cosford Air Show, taking place on Sunday 11 June 2017. Aircraft confirmed to appear include the British Aerospace Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP), the BAe Harrier GR9A and completing the Museum’s display at this year’s show is the Hawker Hurricane IIc.

Free, fun and friendly - enjoy Oswestry Food Festival Weekend in July

18th May 2017


On July 15th and 16th, the small market town of Oswestry on the borders of Shropshire and Wales opens its streets to the finest local food producers of this borderland country – and it’s free! Enjoy two days of tasting and enjoying the finest local produce as you wander the streets of our market town. Oswestry is renowned for its café culture so you will never be far from a welcoming coffee shop if you need a cuppa after using all that energy wandering round the stalls.

Peg planes and trench talk

17th May 2017


May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of wartime nostalgia to keep the younger members of the family entertained. Taking place from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June, visitors are invited to join in a fun flying themed craft activity and wartime trail, suitable for children of all ages.

Spring half-term at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Discover more about historic heroes at fun family events

16th May 2017


Discover more about your favourite heroes of history, engineering and sport during the spring half-term at a variety of fun family events across the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire from Saturday, 27th May to Sunday, 4th June. The various events are part of the Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Dipping pond in historic walled garden is exposed after 60 years

16th May 2017


One of the two dipping ponds of Apley Walled Garden has been recently exposed ready for re-use, 60 years after it was last used. So called as gardeners would dip their watering cans into it, the pair of dipping ponds gradually fell out of use, as the watering relied increasingly on piped water.

Ludlow Spring Festival

11th May 2017


With only a day to go, here is the essential last minute information you’ll need to plan your visit.

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.

Morville Hall will be open to visitors on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer.

8th May 2017


Morville Hall, situated near Bridgnorth, is a stone built family home of Elizabethan origin. Extensively enlarged and expanded during the mid 18th century, the Hall now exudes striking Georgian charm and character.

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.

Meccano Marvels Come to Ironbridge

26th April 2017


An amazing display of working Meccano models created by Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society (TIMS), Shropshire will be an extra bonus for anyone visiting Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May. The mechanical marvels will be on display as part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Beautiful Bluebell Walk Sunday 7th May

25th April 2017


With one of the best places to see bluebells in Shropshire being right on our doorstep, what better way to see them than joining the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Bluebell Walk?

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.

Eat, draw and be funny

13th April 2017


This year’s Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival offers a veritable feast of cartooning as we tackle the theme of ‘Food and Drink’.

Egg-citing Easter fun for ALL the family!

10th April 2017


Struggling to know what to do with the children this Easter holidays? Will you be looking after the grandkids and want to do something fun that doesn’t break the bank? We have Easter holidays jam-packed with indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages!

Easter treat fundraiser for Severn Hospice

7th April 2017


A big-hearted Shropshire caravan and motorhome dealership has come up with an Easter treat to raise money for the Severn Hospice.

Cosford serves up another tasty festival

6th April 2017


A tasty line-up of over 90 local producers has been announced for this year’s Cosford Food Festival, which promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midland’s has to offer. Popular favorites on the food festival scene as well as brand new local producers are all on board for this year’s festival, which takes place on 22-23 July 2017.

Record start to the year for Ludlow touring park

4th April 2017


A popular touring caravan park on the edge of the historic South Shropshire market town of Ludlow is reporting a record start to the new season.

Exciting expansion plans announced by Shrewsbury caravan dealership

31st March 2017


Plans for the expansion of an award-winning caravan and motorhome dealership in Shrewsbury have been announced.

Ludlow MP praises tourism’s contribution to economy as he visits new holiday home park

29th March 2017


MP Philip Dunne has praised the contribution that tourism makes to the South Shropshire economy after paying a visit to touring and holiday home park on the edge of the historic market town of Ludlow, which is renowned as the food capital of England.

Shrewsbury Bookfest May Festival 2017

28th March 2017


Shrewsbury Bookfest is proud to present its ‘May Festival’ programme for 2017. This event, described as ‘a beacon of excellence amongst literary festivals’ by their patron, author Michael Morpurgo, is their annual children’s literary extravaganza, with authors, illustrators and artists coming to this beautiful town to share their creative secrets, showcase their work and meet their fans.

Mother’s Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

21st March 2017


Spring has sprung! We are starting to see the grass turn greener and the daffodils are popping up all over the Onny Meadows, making Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre the perfect place to bring mum for Mother’s Day!

Dudmaston opens its gates for a brand new season

14th March 2017


Discover the beauty of the Estate as it wakes up for Spring. Dudmaston welcomes visitors to the galleries, garden, park, tearoom, and shop from Sunday, 19 March

The 15th Borderlines Film Festival: “brilliant once again!”

6th March 2017


For the last 10 days, cinema-goers have been criss-crossing Herefordshire, Shropshire and the beautiful Marches in order to catch some of the 225 screenings of the 84 films that make up the 15th Borderlines Film Festival.
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