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Severn Valley Railway whips up ‘Tornado’ for big three-day gala

‘TORNADO’ - the first main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain for nearly 50 years – returns to the Severn Valley Railway this week as the ‘star turn’ at the Kidderminster - Bridgnorth steam heritage line’s three-day Autumn Steam Gala which starts on Friday - the UK’s busiest and most intensive steam railway event by far.

Date Posted: 23rd September 2011

Marketing agency creates windows into Shropshire’s history

Striking photographs taken by a Shropshire marketing agency that create ‘windows into history’ are to be displayed during celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of Ironbridge Gorge becoming a World Heritage Site

Date Posted: 22nd September 2011

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

Celebrates 25th Anniversary: 24th September 2011

Date Posted: 16th September 2011

Woodland craft shop needs more suppliers

The Small Woods Association, in Coalbrookdale, is offering local craftspeople a new way to sell their products. The Association has opened a shop selling locally sourced timber products and woodland artwork at the Greenwood Centre, and is appealing for more artists to submit pieces to sell.

Date Posted: 14th September 2011

Tennis is Art Lecture at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

As part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s Science Sport Life Programme, the Museum is hosting a fascinating lecture on Tennis in Art, presented by Professor Ann Sumner, Director of the Barber Institute of Fine Art, on Wednesday 14th September 2011 at 7.30pm in the Boardroom at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.

Date Posted: 13th September 2011

Much Wenlock Roots, Fruits & Shoots Festival

The town of Much Wenlock will be holding its first Food Festival in over twenty five years on the Holy Trinity Church Green on Saturday the 24th of September in order to celebrate local food

Date Posted: 13th September 2011

Make Halloween Clay Monsters at Coalport China Museum

Create your own Halloween monsters at Coalport China Museum, Shropshire during the autumn school half-term. The museum will be running drop-in monster themed ceramic workshops from Monday 24th to Friday 28th October where you can make all manner of strange creatures from clay, which can later be despatched to your home.

Date Posted: 13th September 2011

Half-Term Autumn Wildlife Tile Making Workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum in the Ironbridge Gorge

Discover more about the countryside in autumn at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge. During the school half-term holidays from Monday 24th to Friday 28th October you can join drop-in workshops to decorate ceramic tiles with autumn plant and wildlife themed motifs.

Date Posted: 13th September 2011

Santa Safari at Hawkstone Park

Santa Claus is getting ready to meet children with their Christmas wish lists in a popular magical adventure at a leading Shropshire tourist attraction.

Date Posted: 12th September 2011

Severn Valley debunks false talk of ‘commuter trains to Birmingham’

THE SEVERN Valley Railway has formally distanced itself from newspaper and magazine reports which have falsely raised the prospect of commuter trains on its line, to and from Birmingham.

Date Posted: 8th September 2011