Shropshire

06 Aug 2020
A huge public thank you to the region’s NHS, care and emergency workers by the Ironbridge Gorge Museums has been hailed a resounding success. The museum gave away 3,000 tickets over eight days at the end of last month to thank NHS staff, care workers and those with the emergency services for their dedication to duty during the coronavirus lockdown. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust says workers...
29 Jul 2020
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has announced the line-up for its free virtual festival that is taking place next month after the event was postponed due to coronavirus. Folk, world and Americana stars have recorded exclusive performances for Virtually Shrewsbury Folk Festival that will be hosted at www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk on August 29 and 30. Playing in four concerts across the two days will...
22 Jul 2020
PAMELA HOWELL, OF BLUEBIRD CARE SHROPSHIRE, SCOOPED UP THE “UNSUNG HERO” AWARD IN THE SHROPSHIRE CHAMBER CHAMPION AWARDS ON FRIDAY Local care assistant, Pamela Howell, (affectionately called “Pam”) of Bluebird Care Shropshire, based in Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Church Stretton, has scooped up an award for her valiant work with a Bluebird Care customer. During the online awards ceremony, live...
22 Jul 2020
An independently run holiday hostel in Shropshire has opened its doors to tourists searching for a great British holiday this summer.  The Preston Montford field study centre is welcoming families, groups and individuals to its site located on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.  Operated by UK outdoor education charity, the Field Studies Council, the hostel is better known across the region for hosting...
Orbit 63 seat cinema in the heart of Wellington.
20 Jul 2020
Exciting times ahead as Orbit cinema to reopen on 31st July We know how much you've been missing the cinema which is why we are excited to announce our cinema will be reopening on Friday 31st July. Ray Hughes, Board Director, said "We are excited to be bringing the big screen experience back to Wellington once again. We have been busy over the past few months preparing the building to ensure it...
14 Jul 2020
NHS, care and emergency workers and their families are to be given free entry to the Ironbridge Gorge museums as a special thank you for their work during the coronavirus lockdown. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is inviting all NHS staff, workers from the care sector and those with the emergency services to its newly reopened sites each afternoon next week as a sign of its gratitude. Each...
03 Jul 2020
  Global fundraiser for Severn Hospice … Following the Covid-19 pandemic cancellation of the annual Bridgnorth Walk, in which the town’s cricket club always enter a fundraising team, two enterprising club members came up with an alternative event to raise funds for their chosen charity and gained surprise support from across the world. Matt Martin and Sam Whitney, both of Bridgnorth, originally...
02 Jul 2020
The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are Good To Go – and that’s official. The museums – which start to reopen from Saturday after a three-month lockdown – have been awarded ‘We’re Good To Go’ status by England’s national tourism organisation to confirm they have done everything possible to meet current Covid-19 safety guidelines. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust – a registered heritage conservation and...
01 Jul 2020
Posh prize for Annaliza … A Shropshire NHS worker will be driving into the sunset in fine style after winning the loan of a top of the range vehicle and a hotel stay for the weekend. Health care worker Annaliza Bottomley won the prize during a 90’s revival live DJ set, broadcast by Dave Prince and fellow long-standing Shrewsbury DJ Paul Bennett, who have been hosting ‘Lockdown Live’ broadcasts on...
01 Jul 2020
The reopening of Shropshire’s leading museum will give families the chance to enjoy a fantastic educational day out – and shake off lockdown lethargy with a return to the classroom. Justin Tose, Visitor Engagement Director, says the Ironbridge Gorge Museums – the first of which reopen on Saturday – have a rich heritage of firing up children's interest in history by showing them just what life was...
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