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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

Fun & games, and adult courses, on offer at Discovery Centre

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms is getting up-close-and-personal with Live ‘n’ Deadly - CBBC’s popular wildlife and adventure show for kids.

Date Posted: 21st October 2011

Victorian Halloween at Hawkstone Park Historic Follies

Scary Victorian tales will be brought to life in a ghostly Halloween walk around one of Shropshire’s leading tourist attractions. The spooky Trip to Hades around the caves and woods of The Follies at Hawkstone Park in Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury, will get underway at 6pm on Saturday, October 29.

Date Posted: 21st October 2011

Taste a Flavour of the Olympics with Wenlock Hampers

A flavour of the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games can now be tasted across the globe following the launch of Wenlock Hampers.

Date Posted: 21st October 2011

Half term children’s art competition

Children visiting Cherry's Cafe in Coalbrookdale, over the October half term will have the chance to win prizes if they enter the week-long competition. Cherry's will be running a self-portrait art contest from Friday 22 to Sunday 30 October for visitors to the Cafe at the Greenwood Centre.

Date Posted: 20th October 2011