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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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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 Shropshires Ironbridge Gorge will be host to an eclectic collection of steam powered machines, all of which will be in their full working splendour.

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Jurassic Hike – Summit of Snowdon

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.

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Green Flag is flying high at Severn Valley Country Park

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.

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