Albrighton News

Wood craftsmen demonstrate their skills at Dudmaston Woodland Skills Day and Fungi Walk

Wood craftsmen demonstrate their skills at Dudmaston Woodland Skills Day and Fungi Walk

Join us at Dudmaston on Sunday 25 September and meet the craftsmen that turn a block of wood into a thing of beauty. Watch our Ranger team as they demonstrate ancient and modern wood working techniques from traditional hand worked pole lathing to current milling machines. Find out more about how we manage our woodland and how it has helped to sustain the estate over the centuries.

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Shropshire museum volunteers shortlisted for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s inaugural West Midlands Museum Volunteer Awards

Shropshire museum volunteers shortlisted for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trusts inaugural West Midlands Museum Volunteer Awards

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has launched a brand-new volunteer award scheme for museums in the West Midlands region, through their West Midlands Development Programme, funded by Arts Council England.

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See the Flying Scotsman and Tornado Locomotives race through Country Park

See the Flying Scotsman and Tornado Locomotives race through Country Park

From Thursday 22nd to Monday 26th September the steam locomotives Flying Scotsman and Tornado are visiting the Severn Valley Railway. The line passes through the country park and offers visitors the opportunity to see the locomotives close by as they steam through.

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

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.

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Roald Dahl and his RAF journey to literacy stardom

Roald Dahl and his RAF journey to literacy stardom

One of Britains 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 Dahls 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.

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Spitfire 10K - Countdown to race day….

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.

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Porter House SY1 launch their brand new menu

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!

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

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.

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 Join celebrations at a recreated Gypsy Wedding

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.

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Museum evening event is plane marvellous!

Museum evening event is plane marvellous!

The doors to military aircraft spanning a history of more than eight decades will be opened up to visitors at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month during a special two night event.

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