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The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust joins National ‘Remember a Charity in Your Will Week’

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire is taking part in ‘Remember a Charity in Your Will Week’ which this year takes place from 12-18 September. The Museum is one of over 140 charities taking part in events around the UK, which aim to inspire people to think about leaving a charitable gift in their will.

Date Posted: 13th September 2016


Top Ludlow Restaurant with Rooms Wins Trio of AA Awards

The Cliffe at Dinham has recently won a trio of awards from the AA. Located across the river from Ludlow Castle, the property has been awarded the Four Gold Star Restaurant with Rooms, two Rosettes for the Restaurant and a Special Award for Breakfast.

Date Posted: 1st September 2016


Roald Dahl and his RAF journey to literacy stardom

One of Britain’s most iconic writers, Roald Dahl will be the focus of a talk taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. Celebrating the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl, the talk entitled ‘Roald Dahl’s War’ will delve into his life before he became an iconic writer, including his career in the RAF. Presented by historian Graham Laurie, the talk will take place at 2pm on Saturday 10 September 2016.

Date Posted: 26th August 2016


Spitfire 10K - Countdown to race day….

The countdown has officially started for the first ever Spitfire 10K! Taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford in just under two weeks’ time, this unique sporting event will see hundreds of runners’ race across the airfield and down the runway before crossing the finish line and picking up a specially commissioned Spitfire medal. This charity run, raising funds for the RAF Museum (registered charity No. 244708) will take place on Sunday 4 September, where over 600 runners are already signed up to take part.

Date Posted: 24th August 2016


Mayor starts work on Shrewsbury’s pioneering touring caravan park and wellness centre

Shrewsbury’s Mayor Councillor Ioan Jones today cut the first turf to mark the start of work on a £3.5 million project to create a pioneering new touring caravan park and glamping village with a wellness centre and spa facilities on the edge of the town.

Date Posted: 24th August 2016


Porter House SY1 launch their brand new menu

Yesterday at 6pm Porter House SY1, Shrewsbury; launched their all new menu, taking 'American Flavour, British Behaviour' to a whole new level!

Date Posted: 23rd August 2016


Eye-catching dragonfly sculpture causes a buzz at Shrewsbury Flower Show

A spectacular giant dragonfly sculpture has flown to its new home at the Shrewsbury headquarters of caravan, motorhome and campervan dealership Salop Leisure after wowing crowds at Shrewsbury Flower Show last weekend.

Date Posted: 22nd August 2016


Tanners launches ‘Tastebud Challenge’

Independent Shrewsbury wine merchant, Tanners, is launching a competition to find the region’s best wine taster.

Date Posted: 22nd August 2016


River Festival to celebrate 30 years of Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site – 17th September

Telford & Wrekin Council, with support from Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, is to stage a free World Heritage River Festival on Saturday, 17th September 2016 – celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Gorge becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Date Posted: 22nd August 2016


Join celebrations at a recreated Gypsy Wedding

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they celebrate a traditional gypsy wedding during the summer Bank holiday weekend of 27th – 29th August. See the elaborate gypsy waggons on The Green, watch the recreated ceremony at 2.30pm each day and then join in the fun and merriment.

Date Posted: 22nd August 2016



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