Shropshire

21 Oct 2020
A bespoke adventure playground could be created at the award-winning Blists Hill Victorian Town under ambitious plans to attract a new generation of families and visitors to the historic site. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust wants to develop the playground – inspired by the industrial history of the site – as part of its new three year plan and says it will play a key part in boosting revenue...
12 Oct 2020
hrewsbury Folk Festival has been awarded £93,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.  The four-day annual event is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. £...
05 Oct 2020
A housing association which provides homes for people in rural areas of Shropshire has appointed a new Chair of the board. Sam Hine, who has more than 20 years of experience in project management and community development, was a member of the board at Shropshire Rural Housing Association for four years before taking up the role of Chair in September. The association, which is based in Bayston...
Former Ellesmere College pupil Scott Phillips is off to work in Italy
01 Oct 2020
A former Ellesmere College student has landed the prestigious role of Choir Director at St Mark’s English Church - in Italy! Scott Phillips, 20, from St David’s, Pembrokeshire, left Ellesmere College as a student last year before returning on an internship. His role as Choir Director in Florence will last a year after which he will take his place at York University. St Mark’s ‘English’ Church is...
Penelope Timmis.
24 Sep 2020
A professional Shropshire artist has had her work auctioned at the annual Private View of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London this September. Penelope Timmis from Rowley, near Westbury in Shropshire is an award winning artist who works mainly in the medium of acrylic or oil on canvas or board. She supports a number of charities and worthwhile causes and is thrilled to be involved in the...
22 Sep 2020
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s Furnace Kitchen has scooped a major award. The restaurant – run by celebrity chef Marcus Bean - took the honour for best change of use for an existing building in the West Midlands at the Local Authority Building Control’s Building Excellence Awards. The award recognises the transformation of the kitchen site from a disused building into a flourishing restaurant and...
21 Sep 2020
Shrewsbury based care provider, Morris Care, is holding its very first virtual launch event as it unveils Radbrook Garden Suite, an exclusive new wing of the renowned Radbrook Nursing Home in Shrewsbury. On Thursday 24th September at 2pm, viewers can tune in via the Morris Care website at morriscare.co.uk/garden-suite for a live broadcast from the new Garden Suite revealing its five star...
02 Sep 2020
The Jackfield Tile Museum – part of the world-famous Ironbridge Gorge Museums – is to reopen this week. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust says the site will welcome back visitors from Thursday (Sept 3) after extensive work to ensure safety in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The tile museum has been closed since the national lockdown was announced in March and is being reopened to coincide...
01 Sep 2020
A weekend-long event celebrating the great days of steam power attracted impressive crowds to Shropshire’s premier tourist attraction. Blists Hill Victorian Town fired up some of its historic working machinery for the bank holiday weekend event, which also featured Richard Trevithick’s 1802 Coalbrookdale engine. Visitors came from across the country to see the machinery in action and hear from...
25 Aug 2020
Shropshire’s most important tourist attraction has been given a massive vote of support by visitors since reopening following the coronavirus lockdown. More than 20,000 people have already flocked to the Ironbridge Gorge museums since they partially reopened at the start of July – and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Now the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, which runs the museums, is...
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