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13 Jul 2021
Last Sunday, 11th July, saw 30 of the top German Wirehaired Pointers from across the UK, descend upon the British Ironwork Centre for their breed only open show for the title of Best in Show.  Judge, Tom Mather, Chairman of Crufts, assessed each dog based on their closeness to the breed standard, a list of requirements for movement, appearance, and temperament. Having already judged at three...
05 Jul 2021
An Ironbridge pub and B&B has unveiled its recently refurbished accommodation to support tourism to the town this summer and secure jobs at the venue for the future. The Water Rat, which sits in an idyllic riverside location on Buildwas Road, has six comfortable and spacious en-suite bedrooms in a Georgian town house next door to the inn. Its owners, The Ironbridge Pubs Group - which also...
01 Jul 2021
On Sunday 11th July, the top winning German Wirehaired Pointers will be attending the British Ironwork Centre to compete in their breed only open show for the title of Best in Show. This Kennel Club licensed event will be the first time, the dogs and their owners, have come together since the pandemic in 2020 and will be the first dog show ever held at the Centre.  Judge Mr Tom Mather, Crufts...
04 Mar 2021
Visiting another country can be an adventure of a lifetime, we often don’t realize the luxury and opportunity of doing so and forget to enjoy the little things that bring it all together. While we may appreciate the room service or added amenities that come with the hotel room, how we got there, the planning that is involved that makes it seem so effortless tends to be forgotten about. Countries...
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...
30 Jun 2020
The countdown is on to the reopening of the region’s biggest tourist attractions – and it’s already shaping up to be a massive success. The first of the world-famous Ironbridge Gorge Museums will throw open their doors for the first time in more than three months on Saturday after getting the green light to safely reopen from the Government. Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalbrookdale Museum of...
25 Jun 2020
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is set to benefit from a pioneering land deal which sees profits from land sold for development in Telford re-invested into key projects across the Marches. The Trust has warned that the compounding effects of both flooding and coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to the museum which has 10 sites in the Gorge and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every...
23 Jun 2020
Tickets for the Ironbridge Gorge museums today (TUES JUNE 23) went on sale for the first time since the start of the coronavirus lockdown. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust says it is making the tickets available in anticipation of being able to open from July 4 to visitors who are looking to enjoy their summer days out at the world-famous Ironbridge museum sites. Trust Chief Executive Nick Ralls...
23 Nov 2019
Join our Walking Festival for a great choice of walks, ranging from leisurely strolls to challenging hikes, all in small groups with experienced leaders amid the fabulous unspoiled countryside of the Shropshire Hills. Meet new people, enjoy evening events and savour the unique Bishop's Castle experience. www.bishopscastlewalkingfestival.co.uk
Shrewsbury's medieval cellar
15 Aug 2019
If you’re wondering why the pavement is fenced off at the top of St John’s Hill, here’s the reason…. There’s a cellar underneath it with a fascinating local historic value! The cellar origins In the 14th century the Town Wall had an inner lane running along side it towards the top of St John’s Hill; it was appropriately called Wall Lane. The cellar is constructed, I assume, using the remains of...
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