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VIP Unveils Comper Swift

The Royal Air Force Museum has today officially unveiled the Museum’s latest acquisition, the Comper Swift CLA.7 G-ACGL. The aircraft was unveiled to invited guests including relatives of the aircraft’s designer and of original owner in the Museum’s Hangar 1, where it is now on permanent display to the public.

Date Posted: 4th November 2011

Museum staff help construct charity pedal car

Staff at RAF Cosford, assisted by staff in the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford have created a pedal car in the form of a World War Two Hurricane aircraft. The pedal car will be entered into a 24 hour charity cycle car race taking place in St Etienne de Chigny in the centre of France. A team of four from RAF Cosford will travel to France for the race in August 2012 hoping to raise money for RAF Charities whilst winning the best design for their pedal car.

Date Posted: 3rd November 2011

Tying the Knot Inside or Out?

Getting married outdoors has been the dream of many brides over the years but only now is it possible in the Ironbridge Gorge.

Date Posted: 3rd November 2011

British Sausage Week 2011

Ludlow is renowned for sausages and at the Ludlow Food Centre, John Brereton and his team of butchers, are making a different sausage every day for British Sausage Week.

Date Posted: 1st November 2011

Museum unveils new Spitfire

A Supermarine Spitfire Photo Reconnaissance PR. XIX PM651 is the latest addition to the aircraft collection at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. This rare reconnaissance Spitfire can now be seen on display in the Museum’s Warplanes Hangar standing next to a Hurricane and a Mk 1 Spitfire.

Date Posted: 26th October 2011

Furnaceman’s Dream

Play inspired by Shakespeare and Ironbridge Heritage - Enginuity 12th and 13th November

Date Posted: 26th October 2011

Making the link between walking and public transport in the Shropshire Hills

Shropshire is leading the way in encouraging people to not only get-out-there, and get walking, but also in using public transport to access footpaths, by-ways and quiet country lanes in some of the most remote and rural locations in Britain.

Date Posted: 25th October 2011


Gerald Dickens, the great, great grandson of Charles Dickens is headlining a weekend of celebrations in Shropshire during early 2012, to mark the 200th anniversary since the birth of the renowned author.

Date Posted: 24th October 2011

Police dig new Anderson Shelter at Museum

Earlier this year the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford took delivery of an original Anderson Shelter donated to the Museum by Etruria Industrial Museum, Stoke-On-Trent. The 8ft long by 6ft high shelter will be constructed by officers from Longbridge Police Station assisted by a group of teenagers as part of their community outreach work. It will then be placed in the Museum’s World War II garden enhancing the WWII workshops, used by thousands of school groups each year.

Date Posted: 24th October 2011

Festive Weekends at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire, will be busy preparing for Christmas over the two weekends of 10-11 and 17-18 December. Go along to experience the atmosphere of a bygone era and you will be treated to an array of traditional celebrations from the 1800s, listen to stories of life more than 100 years ago, and have a chance to do some Christmas present shopping.

Date Posted: 24th October 2011