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THE THRILL OF THE RACE AT LOCAL GO-KART RALLY

Thrill-seekers in Shropshire can have their fill this weekend when the regional heat of a Go-Kart Rally tournament comes to Telford.Competitors will battle it out at the heat on Sunday 28 August at The Edge Adventure Activities in Much Wenlock as part of Go Kart Rally, in association with Screwfix, Peugeot and power tool brand Evolution, and people in Shropshire are invited to come on down and experience the race day which begins at 10.30.

Date Posted: 24th August 2011


Museum hosts exclusive Gala Ball

An exclusive charity Gala Ball will be held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 8th October 2011. Organised in partnership by the RAF Benevolent Fund and the RAF Museum with support from RAF Cosford, the evening will start with a champagne reception under the wings of the mighty Vulcan and other aircraft within the National Cold War Exhibition.

Date Posted: 24th August 2011


Dorothy Clive Garden hosts children's games throughout July and August

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting the popular Plant Hunters’ Fair on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th August 2011. This fund raising event, which is now in its third year, will feature sixteen specialist nurseries with a national standing as well as small local plant growers from around the country.

Date Posted: 24th August 2011


Severn Valley Railway brings the seaside to the West Midlands!

IT’S ALMOST 100 miles as the seagull flies from the Severn Valley Railway to the nearest ‘decent’ sandy beach at Barmouth, on the mid-Wales coast. Or if you don’t mind a muddy estuary and the constant drone of traffic on the M4 motorway, there’s always Severn Beach, a mere 85 miles ‘down country’ on the outskirts of Bristol. But during the three days of this coming weekend’s August Bank Holiday (Saturday August 27th - Monday August 29th), the Severn Valley Railway will give local families the best possible reason NOT to go driving off to the coast, or joining the inevitable tailbacks of bank holiday traffic. It’s bringing the seaside into the heart of the West Midlands!

Date Posted: 24th August 2011


'Tis the season to be jolly!

The summer holidays are barely finished, and Hadley Park House Hotel is already unpacking the festive bunting and mistletoe in preparation for another busy Festive Season. And with a newly appointed head chef, and a recently opened state-of-the-art function suite, one of Shropshire¹s hottest hotels is now hoping Santa will bring it a bumper sack of Christmas party bookings.

Date Posted: 24th August 2011


Welcome to Hadley Park House Hotel...just don’t mention the war!

Hadley Park becomes Fawlty Towers for three nights in September, as Basil Fawlty, Manuel and Sybil bring mayhem and madness to this highly acclaimed Shropshire hotel and restaurant. The Fawlty Towers experience has become an established part Hadley Park House Hotel’s events calendar, and is once again expected to be sell-out occasions.

Date Posted: 22nd August 2011


Step Into Oswestry’s Past For Free!

Following last year’s successful Historic Open Days, the organisers, Oswestry Heritage Forum, have planned a set of activities from the 8th to the 11th of September, to bring people into closer contact with their rich past, with funding support from local Joint Committees. This will be a once-in-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which will bring an exciting and vibrant local history and culture to life.

Date Posted: 22nd August 2011


Swiss Bridge Re-opens at Shropshire Tourist Attraction

A bridge which is a favourite with visitors to a Shropshire tourist attraction is to re-open this month following major renovation work.

Date Posted: 22nd August 2011


Move over Russell Crowe - Britainnia's Gladiators are coming to Wroxeter!

In Roman society, Gladiatorial combat was seen as the ultimate spectator sport, with two well-trained warriors facing each other in mortal combat. Over the August bank holiday weekend, English Heritage is inviting the public to witness the unique spectacle for themselves as Wroxeter Roman City welcomes the Gladiators!

Date Posted: 19th August 2011


Civil War Face Off at Stokesay Castle!

The clock will turn back 366 years at Stokesay Castle, near Ludlow, on Sunday 28 and bank holiday Monday 29 August, when Royalists will face off against Parliamentarians in a dramatic recreation of the siege of Stokesay!

Date Posted: 19th August 2011