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Industry mogul Nick Paul leads Severn Valley Railway into new era

THE SEVERN Valley Railway has moved into a new phase in its evolution with the appointment of Nick Paul - one of the West Midlands’ leading industrialists of the last decade - as Chairman of its operating company, Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) plc.

Date Posted: 26th July 2011

Myths and Magic at Hawkstone Park

A fairy treasure hunt will take children on a magical tour around a top Shropshire tourist attraction to pick up clues to solve a mythical mystery.

Date Posted: 25th 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. The open-air museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be running a special literary themed event with actors recreating scenes from the popular maritime book of mutiny and buried treasure.

Date Posted: 25th July 2011

Severn Valley Railway clips 20% off fares for the school holidays!

The Severn Valley Railway is making a conscious and very deliberate overture to families and children during the schools summer holidays, by cutting its train fares by up to 20 per cent.

Date Posted: 22nd July 2011

‘Millennium Squadron Print’ exhibition goes on display

A unique collection of aviation prints will be on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford from Friday 29th July 2011. The ‘Millennium Squadron Print’ exhibition is a collection of aviation prints of UK Armed Forces Flying Units that were in existence at 12.01am on the 1st January 2000.

Date Posted: 22nd July 2011

Hop & Stagger Brewery create an Apley Gamekeeper Pale [beer]

Husband & wife, Bob & Sam Hayes of the Hop & Stagger Brewery have recently moved into renovated farm buildings on the Apley Estate, very close to Apley Farm Shop where they’re selling their beers, including their newly created Apley label, Apley Gamekeeper Pale.

Date Posted: 22nd July 2011

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

The Dorothy Clive Garden will host Garden Games for children, daily from Saturday 23rd July to Wednesday 31st August 2011. This special fundraising event admits all children up to the age of 18 for free and accompanying adult visitors at the discounted entrance price of £3.00.

Date Posted: 19th July 2011

Bert Williams recalls RAF and football memories in podcast

The Royal Air Force Museum is delighted to announce that as part of its monthly podcast series football legend and World War II veteran Bert Williams has generously given his time to narrate this month’s podcast “Bert Williams – PTI”.

Date Posted: 19th July 2011

Shropshire's Biggest Contemporary Craft and Fine Food Event - Gorgeous 2011, this October.

Designer makers from The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft and guests will be holding their annual ‘Gorgeous’ selling exhibition this October at Enginuity, Ironbridge. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and The Shropshire Guild have come together once again to organise this wonderful event to be held over the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of October.

Date Posted: 19th July 2011

I’m a sixth former get me out of here…!

Local sixth form students aged 17-19 from Wednesfield High School, Wolverhampton, will be taking part in a two day challenge titled “I’m a sixth former get me out of here…!” This creative curriculum challenge, loosely based on the TV series “I’m a celebrity get me out of here…!” will be taking place on 18-19 July 2011 taking students on a 30+ mile round trip. Students will face a number of tough team tasks and individual challenges over the two days in order to earn their meals and rewards.

Date Posted: 18th July 2011