South Shropshire News

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Furnace, fire and steam inspired events mark Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th anniversary

10th August 2017

Go along to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums during the summer school holidays up until the 3rd September and join in a variety of furnace, fire and steam inspired events marking the museum’s 50th anniversary and celebrating the power and innovation behind the Industrial Revolution.


“Free From” Cookery Course at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

8th August 2017

Back by popular demand, Milly Rees returns to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre with her Free From Gluten and Dairy Cookery Course.


A show-stopping pie impresses the panel at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards

4th August 2017

Following more than 60 days of judging, the results of the world’s most coveted food awards, Guild of Fine Food Great Taste, have just been released, with many producers in the Midlands now celebrating. Out of a record breaking 12,300 products to be judged, 4,347 were awarded a highly prized Great Taste accolade and a remarkable 305 are based in the Midlands.


Wolverhampton built Defiant is highlight of Open Cockpits Evening

4th August 2017

The Wolverhampton built, Second World War British Battle of Britain fighter aircraft, Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 will be one of the highlights at the forthcoming ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 15-16 September 2017.


Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have Summer sorted!

25th July 2017

Struggling to know what to do with the children this Summer holidays? Will you be looking after the grandkids and want to do something fun that doesn’t break the bank? Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have the Summer jam-packed with indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages.


Bridgnorth Cliff Railway Celebrates their 125th Birthday

7th July 2017

On the 7th July 2017 Bridgnorth Cliff Railway will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its opening by the Mayor of the time John Anderson in 1892.


Flypast and street food are on the menu at Cosford this month!

6th July 2017

With just over two weeks to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers are gearing up for their biggest and best event yet! This year’s festival is packed with over 90 local food and drink producers, a busy line-up on the cooking demo stage and live performances from the Cosford and Shawbury Military Wives Choir. Plus, there will be plenty of hand-on foodie fun and entertainment for families and a Dakota flypast as the cherry on top!


Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust nominated for major National Lottery award

4th July 2017

Local project, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the prestigious National Lottery Awards.


Ludlow Food Centre needs your help to be crowned Best Independent Retailer!

29th June 2017

Ludlow Food Centre has been nominated as Best Independent Retailer in the Midlands category at the Great British Food Awards!


Sweet success as Food Centre’s handmade products shortlisted in Great British Food Awards

29th June 2017

3 of Ludlow Food Centre’s handmade products have impressed the tasting panel at the Great British Food Awards and reached the shortlist where expert celebrity food judges are now busy taste testing the shortlist to pick the final winners, which will be announced later this summer.


Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

Sep 21

Autumn Steam Gala

The return of our flagship steam gala in 2017, with its famed all-night running, array of visiting locomotives and intensive timetable. A great line-up of visiting locomotives supported by members of the Severn...

Sep 23

Open Air Cinema - Top Gun

Jumpsuits…check! Aviators…check! Pilots…engage screen! One of the most iconic aviation movies of all time ‘Top Gun’ will be showcased on a giant inflatable screen at the Royal...

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Latest News

Sep 18

New Manager appointed for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Grow Cook Learn, local charity running the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, is delighted to announce the appointment of Grant Wilson as Manager of the charity. Grant has managed the National Trust's...

Sep 15

Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

Volunteers at a South Shropshire Country Park have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, which was created in 2002 to mark the Monarch’s Golden Jubilee, is the...

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