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Shrewsbury - The 8th Happiest Place to Live in the UK!

Our county town has recently been voted the 8th ‘Happiest Place to Live in the UK’ from more than 200 towns and cities throughout the country. A range of factors were taken into consideration for the vote, including community spirit, access to sports and arts facilities, and opportunities for residents to better themselves.

Date Posted: 17th August 2016


Ironbridge earns its place on the ‘Locate that Landmark’ Map

The world’s first cast-iron bridge puts the town that bears its name on the map yet again. The World Heritage Site - Ironbridge joins many famous landmarks in the UK, in the new 2016 game Locate that Landmark.

Date Posted: 16th August 2016


Enjoy a Victorian Summer of Fun at Blists Hill Victorian Town until 4th September

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge this summer until 4th September as they host a great variety of traditional activities, fun family events and spectacular themed weekends.

Date Posted: 12th August 2016


Tackling the guerrillas of Oman is focus of museum lecture

For more than two decades a series of counterinsurgency operations were fought in the Sultanate of Oman on the South-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The military action taken against the activities of guerrillas in these regions will be the focus of the next Cold War Lunchtime Lecture held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford later this month. The lecture entitled ‘The RAF and Counterinsurgency Warfare in Oman during the Cold War’ will be presented by Dr Ross Mahoney, Aviation Historian at the RAF Museum on Friday 19 August at 12.30pm.

Date Posted: 11th August 2016


Travel and transport themed workshops at Enginuity Summer school holidays 23rd July – 4th September

British designers and engineers have long been the envy of the world – setting trends, uncovering exciting discoveries and developing awe-inspiring innovations. The first steam engine and railway locomotive, the world’s largest steam-powered ship and the electric car all are great British inventions.

Date Posted: 11th August 2016


STOKESAY FLOWER FESTIVAL 27, 28 and 29th.August 2016

This year the theme for Stokesay’s Flower Festival is “Children’s Bible Stories. Our talented arrangers will be illustrating some very diverse subjects from the Old Testament including “Jonah and the Whale” and “Daniel in the Lion’s Den”. Our New Testament stories will range from the Nativity of Jesus to the Crucifixion and Resurrection.

Date Posted: 11th August 2016


Full Steam Ahead at Blists Hill Victoria Town 20th and 21st August

Discover how the Victorians harnessed steam to power their engines and other machines over the weekend of 20th and 21st August, when Blists Hill Victorian Town will be ‘In Steam’. The outdoor museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be host to an eclectic collection of steam powered machines, all of which will be in their full working splendour.

Date Posted: 5th August 2016


Exploring Severn Valley Country Park on 2 wheels

Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are asking visitors to ‘Get on yer bike!’ Shropshire Council is working with the team at Wolverley Bike Hire to enable visitors to explore the park on 2 wheels.

Date Posted: 5th August 2016


Jurassic Hike – Summit of Snowdon

Four heroic teams are taking part in an incredible undertaking in aid of a local charity. In an event organised by Oswestry Cambrian Rotary Club and The British Ironwork Centre, with brave supporters from Fusion Arts, Elite Fitness and Oswestry Cross Fit will be taking on a tough four hour hike to the summit of Mount Snowdon, but this is no regular mountain trek.

Date Posted: 5th August 2016


Green Flag is flying high at Severn Valley Country Park

Severn Valley Country Park, managed by Shropshire Council, has maintained its place amongst the top parks in the UK for a record-breaking 13th consecutive year.

Date Posted: 3rd August 2016



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