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Secretary of State visits Shropshire as the County prepares for London 2012

The Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media & Sport visited Shropshire on Saturday, 9th July as the guest of Philip Dunne MP, Member of Parliament for Ludlow. The Secretary of State visited Much Wenlock, the birthplace of the modern Olympic movement and the Ironbridge Gorge, the Birthplace of Industry as part of the county’s exciting preparations for London 2012.

Date Posted: 11th July 2011


Steam Gallopers at Blists Hill Victorian Town Celebrate 100 Years

A fantastic set of steam gallopers will celebrate their centenary this summer at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.

Date Posted: 8th July 2011


Free Summer Events in the Ironbridge Gorge: July - September

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy some great free, fun family events in the Ironbridge Gorge this summer. They are all part of a programme of days out, exhibitions and festivals celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Gorge being designated as one of the UK’s first World Heritage Sites in 1986.

Date Posted: 8th July 2011


New book reveals how W.G. Grace crossed the line first in the original London Games...in 1866

Cricketer W.G.Grace won the 440 yards hurdles, in the forerunner of the modern Olympic Games in London, in 1866.

Date Posted: 7th July 2011


It is an Olympian task to reveal this tale

It is an Olympian task to reveal this tale, especially as it about to be ‘told’ not merely mute, but behind the full masks of just three actors.

Date Posted: 7th July 2011


Lancaster flying display set to be a highlight for large model aircraft show

Visitors at the Large Model Aircraft Rally, taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 16-17 July, will be treated to a flying display from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster - scheduled for 2.35pm on the Saturday (subject to weather and operational requirements).

Date Posted: 6th July 2011


Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum!

Come along to Blists Hill Victorian Town over the weekend of Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July dressed as a pirate or your favourite character from Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novel, Treasure Island.

Date Posted: 5th July 2011


40% Discount at Ironbridge Gorge Museums for Shropshire Residents

Ironbridge Gorge Museums is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the World Heritage Site with a 40% discount for Shropshire residents.

Date Posted: 5th July 2011


Italian student experiences the Ludlow Food Centre

A young Italian student from Pesaro, a seaside town in the middle of Italy, has recently moved to the Shropshire town of Ludlow. His journey has been organised by Carole Clayton, chair of Ludlow Chamber of Trade through the Rural Meeting Place, in collaboration with Training 2000.

Date Posted: 5th July 2011


Spitfire Display for National Service Men and Women

The National Service (RAF) Association will be holding their annual reunion and parade at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 3rd July 2011 from 10.00am.  Visitors and guests will be treated to a flying display by two Spitfires from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight scheduled for 1.00pm (weather permitting).

Date Posted: 1st July 2011



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