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Dorothy Clive Garden is to host the popular Plant Hunters' Fair

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting the popular Plant Hunters’ Fair on Sunday 28th and bank holiday 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: 17th August 2011

Severn Valley Railway statement on media speculation about an extension to Ironbridge

Proposals for an extension of the Severn Valley Railway into the Ironbridge Gorge have been mooted for a very long time; however the Railway has always had more important priorities.

Date Posted: 11th August 2011

Space theme for family activity

As we reach the half way point of the long summer break, you may be running out of ideas to keep the children entertained. If so, why not bring them along to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford between 15th & 19th of August and let them make their own ‘Moon Machine’? In addition to this activity for youngsters the museum also has a climbing wall, an exhilarating flight simulator, interactive play area ‘Fun ‘n Flight’ plus over 70 historic aircraft on display – all guaranteed to keep the kids goggle eyed and open mouthed.

Date Posted: 11th August 2011

A Centre of Excellence for Walking

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is aiming to encourage all of its visitors to put their best foot forward, and walk the footpaths and quiet country lanes of the county this summer.

Date Posted: 10th August 2011

Cockpits open to aviation fans

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be opening up its doors to visitors for a special evening event taking pace on Saturday 17th September 2011. During ‘Open Cockpits Evening’, a selection of historic aircraft and cockpits will be available for close viewing for a limited number of visitors, allowing rare inside access to some of the World’s most historic aircraft.

Date Posted: 10th August 2011

Shakespeare comes to the Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden will host an open air production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on Saturday 13th August at 6.30pm by the Belvedere Pavilion in the garden.

Date Posted: 9th August 2011

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival Review Open Meeting – 10 August

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site Festival bosses are urging the local community to get involved with the development of this year’s landmark celebrations. A couple of open meetings were held earlier in the summer so residents and businesses could find out more about the event and contribute their ideas to the planning process. Everyone is now welcome to come along to a review meeting on 10th August.

Date Posted: 9th August 2011

Celebrate St Bartholomew’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Celebrate St Bartholomew’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire on Wednesday, 24th August with drama, wizardry, Victorian games and fun family entertainment.

Date Posted: 9th August 2011

Ludlow Cafe Makes New Appointments

A popular South Shropshire cafe has hired additional staff to cope with growing demand. The Ludlow Food Centre’s Conservatory Barn Cafe has recently hired 6 new members of staff including a new chef.

Date Posted: 9th August 2011

Dress Up and Join the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, Shropshire will be hosting a themed event over the late summer Bank holiday weekend of 27th-29th August based on the much-loved Victorian novel by Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, which tells the story of seven-and-half-year-old Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world.

Date Posted: 8th August 2011