Albrighton News

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

Ironbridge earns its place on the Locate that Landmark Map

The worlds 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.

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

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.

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Tackling the guerrillas of Oman is focus of museum lecture

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.

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

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 worlds largest steam-powered ship and the electric car all are great British inventions.

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