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SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY MARKS CENTENERY OF THE START OF FIRST WORLD WAR

17th July 2014


Schoolchildren and dignitaries joined staff members and volunteers of the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) last week for a special ceremony to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Dorothy Clive Garden is to host an open-air production of Robin Hood this Summer

16th July 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host an open-air production of 'Robin Hood' on Tuesday 5th August 2014 performed by the touring theatre company Illyria. This fast moving, easy to follow play, will be performed at 6pm on the tearoom lawn in a beautiful 12 acre garden setting and is aimed at children and families.

Flypasts and cooking workshops are top of the menu at Cosford

14th July 2014


Hands on cooking workshops, inspiring the next generation of little chefs and a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota are top of the menu for visitors at the Cosford Food Festival later this month.

Join Live the Adventure for a day full of adventure!

11th July 2014


Live the Adventure will be having a day full of adventure at their Open Day on Sunday 3rd August 2014

Join in the Harvest Festival at Blists Hill Victorian Town

11th July 2014


Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Sunday, 28 September 2014, at they celebrate the annual harvest in traditional fashion.

Icecream Sundae - Classic Car Funday at Apley Farm Shop

11th July 2014


On Sunday 20 July, the Icecream Sundae and Classic Car Funday at Apley Farn Shop, near Bridgnorth, will have a display of classic cars including an MGB Roadster, 1983 Panther Kallista, Rover P6 3500 and a yellow Lotus, fresh off the tracks with 1st and 2nd some recent racing prizes.

Discover how the Victorians prepare for winter at Blists Hill Victorian Town

11th July 2014


Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the weekend of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September 2014 and discover how they prepared for winter.

Cosford to hold Centenary Charity Ball

10th July 2014


A glittering Centenary Charity Ball will be held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 30 August to commemorate the First World War and raise much needed funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund and the RAF Museum.

MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVER - IN A CORACLE!

10th July 2014


Ironbridge Coracle Regatta, held between 12noon and 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August 2014 attracts coracle makers and paddlers from all over Britain to participate in an array of madcap races.

Help Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve a crime at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014


Budding amateur sleuths and private detectives can help Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson solve a mysterious crime, which has taken place at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge over the weekend of Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 August 2014.

New Oliver Twist themed weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014


Dress in character and join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town at a new Oliver Twist themed event over the bank holiday weekend of 23 - 25 August 2014 based on Charles Dickens' famous novel.

Dress-up and join the Hatter's Mad Tea Party at Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014


Dress-up as Alice in Wonderland or another character from the much-loved book and go along to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the summer weekend of 26th - 27th July 2014.

Romantic Novelists in 'Meet-the-Author' event at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014


The Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) is showcasing a meet-the-author event at Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, on Friday 11th July 2014. The event, 'Love of the Past', will run between 10am - 2pm and will be held in the Goods Shed located within the recreated Victorian town.

Dorothy Clive Garden to host an open-air production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance

4th July 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host an open-air production of 'The Pirates of Penzance' by Gilbert and Sullivan on Thursday 10th July 2014 performed by the touring theatre company 'Illyria'.

Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival

3rd July 2014


The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 19th and 20th July 2014 outdoors on The Green at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.

Packed line up of cooking demos for foodies

27th June 2014


With only one month to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers are lining up amazing live talks and hands on demonstrations for visitors. With a jam packed programme of demonstrations over the festival weekend, visitors can learn from the experts how to prepare, cook and present an array of exquisite specialities, before sampling some of the culinary delights available.

Celebrate the little things that rule the world at the Dorothy Clive Garden for National Insect Week

24th June 2014


It is now National Insect Week until 29th June 2014 and various events are happening nationwide in celebration.

Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

23rd June 2014


A tourism initiative which developed from a challenge issued to local students is gathering huge interest and positive reaction. The British Ironwork Centre, based in Aston, challenged Walford and North Shropshire College Travel and Tourism students to devise plans to address the problems faced by Oswestry in attracting visitors to the town and surrounding areas.

Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

23rd June 2014


A tourism initiative which developed from a challenge issued to local students is gathering huge interest and positive reaction. The British Ironwork Centre, based in Aston, challenged Walford and North Shropshire College Travel and Tourism students to devise plans to address the problems faced by Oswestry in attracting visitors to the town and surrounding areas.

Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

23rd June 2014


A tourism initiative which developed from a challenge issued to local students is gathering huge interest and positive reaction. The British Ironwork Centre, based in Aston, challenged Walford and North Shropshire College Travel and Tourism students to devise plans to address the problems faced by Oswestry in attracting visitors to the town and surrounding areas.

Flypast planned for Armed Forces Day guests

19th June 2014


On Saturday 28th June, events across the country will celebrate the contributions made by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces. The annual Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to reflect and pay tribute to our heroes past and present, including current serving personnel, service families, veterans and cadets.

Ironwork centre "Branch out" to commemorate the Centenary of World War One

19th June 2014


A brace of Oswestry organisations are teaming up to encourage local schoolchildren to plant trees to commemorate the Centenary of World War One.

Get hands on with the First World War

18th June 2014


From Wednesday 18th June visitors at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be able to get hands on with the First World War during free handling sessions with a collection of memorabilia from the Museum’s handling collection and items on loan from the British Red Cross.

Dress up 1940s style and come along to Blitz Hill

12th June 2014


An Evening on the Home Front at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Saturday 21st June 2014, 6-9pm

Treat Dad to a day of hobbies at Dudmaston

10th June 2014


Dudmaston Estate will be giving Dads the opportunity to indulge their love of hobbies with their Father’s Day event on Sunday, 15 June 2014.

Steam power vs modern farm machines at Apley Farm Shop

5th June 2014


A farm and farm shop near Bridgnorth is hosting a Free Open Farm Sunday education and fun day in conjunction with LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) on Sunday 8th June.

Companies prepare for Shrewsbury charity raft race challenge

4th June 2014


Thirteen teams of 'pirates' are set to put their sailing skills to the test in the Morris Lubricants Raft Race for charity on the River Severn from Bicton to Porthill Bridge in Shrewsbury on Sunday, June 8.

Launch of New Book "Walks around Ludlow and Mortimer Country"

3rd June 2014


Local authors, Les Lumsdon, Peta & Phil Sams from Ludlow have joined forces to bring together a book which encourages people to walk in the Ludlow area and Mortimer Country.

Blitz Hill - An Evening on the Home Front

3rd June 2014


Enjoy an evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge is transformed to the 1940s of World War Two between 6pm and 9pm on Saturday 21st June 2014.

Shropshire tops TripAdvisor poll for most affordable destination in UK

29th May 2014


Shropshire is the spot for self-catering holidaymakers wanting to watch their spending this summer, according to a new TripAdvisor survey.

PEEP BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY!

29th May 2014


Railway enthusiasts and visitors alike will be given a unique opportunity to 'Peep Behind the Scenes' and experience what goes into the running of a heritage railway during a special day at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR).

Busy month ahead at Cosford

28th May 2014


Staff at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are busy preparing for the busy month ahead which will see five big events take place throughout June.

Meet the horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Father's Day

27th May 2014


Discover more about the working horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge on Father's Day, Sunday 15th June 2014.

Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival taking place on 19th - 20th July

27th May 2014


The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 19th and 20th July 2014 outdoors on The Green at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.

Celebrate Shrewsbury's Manufacturing Heritage in Shrewsbury's New Museum & Art Gallery

21st May 2014


Items 'Made in Shrewsbury' over the last 100 years are going on display in Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery later this week.

Family Fun at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery This Bank Holiday Weekend

21st May 2014


There's so much to enjoy at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this coming Bank Holiday Weekend and beyond.

Women in aviation half term at Cosford

21st May 2014


This May half term the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be celebrating the achievements made by women in aviation. From Monday 26th to Friday 30th May there will be a free trail for children to take part in, based around the pioneering women that have helped shape aviation history. Open 10am - 4pm, FREE entry.

May Music, Fun and Games at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

20th May 2014


It will be fun at the Farm over the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend. As well as Acton Scott Farm's gorgeous collection of baby animals, there will be the Wheelwright demonstrating his skills and Jean Atkin, Poet in Residence, encouraging you to demonstrate your literary ability at writing a Farm Poem.

Put the fun into gardening with Dudmaston's Spring Gardening Fair

20th May 2014


The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate will be hosting their inaugural Spring Gardening fair this weekend, whilst also supporting the work of the National Gardens Scheme.

Last minute Midsummer Cycling Holidays

16th May 2014


10% discount on Wye Valley Cycling and Canoeing holiday with Wheely Wonderful Cycling

The Sky's the Limit at Apley Farm Shop

13th May 2014


Helicopter charter company Helitrip has partnered with Apley Farm Shop to provide a range of pleasure flights across Shropshire. The first flights will take place Father’s Day, Sunday 15th June 2014.

Countdown begins for Cosford sci-fi weekend

8th May 2014


With just over a week to go until the Cosford Flights of Fantasy weekend, final preparations are now well underway.

New Cycling Challenge short break holidays for 2014

6th May 2014


Specialist Cycle tour company Wheely Wonderful Cycling has introduced three new Cycling Short Break challenges this season, in Shropshire, Wales and the Wye Valley - featuring rides of about 50 miles per day, with luggage moved and great places to stay each night.

An Evening of Poetry at the Dorothy Clive Garden

6th May 2014


Local poet and creative writing lecturer, James Sheard, will be reciting his newly published work 'Facing the Garden' - a booklet of poetry produced for, and about, the Dorothy Clive Garden, during his year as Poet-In-Residence. The event is on Monday 12th May 2014 from 6.15pm at the Dorothy Clive Garden.

Bring in the May at Dudmaston

30th April 2014


Dudmaston Estate will be celebrating the beginning of Summer in a very traditional way on Monday, 5 May 2014.

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day at the Dorothy Clive Garden

28th April 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a guided Dawn Chorus Walk with RSPB bird song expert, followed by breakfast, on Monday 5th May 2014 to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day.

Woodland Spring Walk

28th April 2014


Mucklestone Nurseries & Business Centre, a specialist plant nursery with an adjoining business centre, owned by William & Louise Friend, is hosting a local walk in ancient woodland as part of their annual 'Woodland Spring Walk' for the local community on Sunday 4th May 2014 from 1pm omwards.

Gardening Club or Plant Seller? Join us as our Spring Gardening Fair

22nd April 2014


Are you a plants man, gardening club or gardening specialist? If so the National Trust's Dudmaston Estate would like to hear from you. The property are holding their inaugural Spring Gardening Fair during 24-26 May and are offering people the opportunity to get involved with the event as stallholders over the 3 days.

Does Your Family Have What it Takes to Survive?

16th April 2014


The Bear Grylls Survival Academy is launching a new site in Shropshire this weekend April 19th-20th 2014 with its popular 24 Hour Family Course.

Welshampton Plant Fair

16th April 2014


Unique chance to buy rare specimen plants at Shropshire village fair