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BBC to Re-run Victorian Pharmacy Filmed at Blists Hill

The fascinating Victorian Pharmacy series, mainly filmed at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge, is to be re-run by BBC 2 at 7pm every Monday over the summer. Now being broadcast in 30-minute slots, as opposed to the original hour, it takes a look at the dynamic world of the pharmacy from the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign in 1837 right through to her death in 1901.

Date Posted: 27th July 2011


CARAVAN FIRM CELEBRATING SILVER JUBILEE OF FLOWER SHOW SPONSORSHIP

A leading caravan dealership will be celebrating 25 years of sponsorship of Shrewsbury Flower Show next month.

Date Posted: 26th July 2011


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