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Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival attracts record crowds

This year’s Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival, held on 24th September 2011, has been branded a huge success by the event organisers, with record crowds of approximately nine thousand people across the day attending the celebrations.

Date Posted: 28th September 2011


Creepy crawlies, ghosts, ghouls and a spooky atmosphere will await you at the Ghostly Gaslight Halloween event at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, Shropshire on the evening of Saturday, 29th October. Come dressed in your most frightening costume to ward off the mischievous sprits, which will play havoc in the dark and watch out for things that go bump in the night!

Date Posted: 28th September 2011

Dorothy Clive Garden to host FARMERS MARKET on Sunday 9th October 2011

The Dorothy Clive Garden will host a Farmers’ Market on Sunday 9th October from 10.00am to 2.00pm as part of the Autumn Colour Open Weekends during October.

Date Posted: 27th September 2011

It's Official - The Shropshire Hills Welcomes Walkers!

Much Wenlock is the latest market town to be added to a growing list of places in the Shropshire Hills to gain “Walkers Are Welcome” status.

Date Posted: 27th September 2011

Cold War survival workshop for schools

A new and innovative workshop aimed at teaching Key Stage 3 and 4 school children the basic protect and survival techniques used by homeowners during the Cold War has just been launched at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Based on the Civil Defence Handbook ‘Protect and Survive’, distributed to all homes as the threat of nuclear attacks rose during the Cold War period, the workshop will examine what you could do to protect yourself, your family and your home under an attack.

Date Posted: 26th September 2011

Ironbridge receives Lottery grant for CORE - A major London 2012 digital commission by International Artist

Arts Council England has awarded a National Lottery grant of almost £99,000 to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust for a major London 2012 Cultural Olympiad digital art commission.

Date Posted: 23rd September 2011

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