Albrighton News

New aircraft arrivals heading to Cosford

New aircraft arrivals heading to Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be welcoming a collection of new aircraft to the site later this year as it prepares to celebrate and commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force in 2018. New arrivals will include a Wolverhampton built Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1, the last surviving example of its kind, plus a rare Messerschmitt BF109G-2.

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Spookley Pumpkin Festival at Apley Farm Shop

Spookley Pumpkin Festival at Apley Farm Shop

A farm shop near Bridgnorth hosts one of the busiest halloween pumpkin festivals in Shropshire. Apley Farm Shop began organizing the Spookley Pumpkin Festival in 2012. This year its running 15-16 Oct & 22-30 Oct, which coincides with the schools half term week.

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Creepy crafts at Cosford this Halloween!

Creepy crafts at Cosford this Halloween!

October half term is almost upon us and this year the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has a range of devilish Halloween crafts for your little monsters to take part in. These spookily creative activities cost just £1 each and will run from 24-28 October between 11.30am and 3pm with all materials provided by the museum.

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The Shropshire Mammoth – Talk by Dr Adrian Lister – 6pm Saturday 8th October

The Shropshire Mammoth “ Talk by Dr Adrian Lister “ 6pm Saturday 8th October

To commemorate the discovery of the Shropshire Mammoth 30 years ago Dr Adrian Lister will be giving a fascinating talk on the Shropshire Mammoth as part of our celebrations here at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

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Experience the virtual skies at Cosford

Experience the virtual skies at Cosford

Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim 2016 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Taking place on Saturday 8 October, aviation enthusiasts will enjoy a day packed with all the latest flight simulation software and the chance to test out their virtual flying skills.

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‘Toyah: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal’

Toyah: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal

After Toyahs sell-out performance last year, the household name, pop icon, TV presenter and stage/screen actress is returning to the Engine Shop at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale on Friday evening, 7th October.

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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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