Oswestry

22 Apr 2019
Students from Ellesmere College have taken 24 first place prizes at a Shropshire music competition. They dominated the popular Oswestry Music Festival with 16 first place positions for soloists and a further eight for ensembles. The festival, organised by Oswestry Town Council, showcases the best young musicians and gives them the chance to receive valuable feedback designed to support their...
22 Mar 2019
Recognised nationally as a long-established and greatly-respected awarding body, The British Coach Tourism Awards (BCTA) aim to honour and award those in the industry who are truly exceptional at what they do for coach trips and their visitors across the UK. The awards are as much an honour as they are a representation of what all coach tourism industry professionals should aspire to be. Nominees...
08 Mar 2019
Internationally acclaimed musician Tom Doughty, who has a permanent spinal injury, brings his ‘If I can do it, you can do it’ philosophy, stressing the value and importance of creating and listening to music, to the Spinal Injuries Centre in Oswestry on Wednesday March 13th from 10.30am. After a road accident in 1974 when he was 17, Tom’s paralysis affects all four limbs and his balance. He has a...
Ben Walker (Marketing Officer -Groups, Media, Digital & Research), Clive Knowles (Chairman of the British Ironwork Centre) & Paul Gossage (Director of Marketing and PR)
16 Oct 2018
We have long admired The Ironbridge Gorge Museums for their history, hard work and continued efforts to make their site a truly amazing place to visit. Seeing them as the matriarchy of iron, we were completely thrilled when the discussion of a partnership between us turned into an iron-strong reality. Described by the Ironbridge as “a partnership between the new and the old”, we will now be...
15 Oct 2018
Named one of the world’s best regions by Lonely Planet in 2017, North Wales is widely known for its beautiful natural assets. It is a wonderful bubble of completely unspoilt land that boasts an array of noteworthy tourist and travel destinations. From underground trampolines to an inland surfing lake to the incredible peak of Snowdon, North Wales is filled to the brim with activity and a real...
08 Oct 2018
This year has seen a lot of great events and work take place here at the British Ironwork centre but one of our most successful was by far our 2nd annual Proms in the Park. This year we threw all of our energy into ensuring that Proms 2018 was a regional success. We invested heavily in a special dome stage which looked simply spectacular when lit up, and we secured the very best in regional...
08 Oct 2018
Mrs D Brown, the headmistress at Adcote School for girls, recently visited us to discuss our existing partnership. We have always been in close association with Adcote and are strong supporters of all that they endeavour to achieve with their students. We provide mutual support for each other in that sense that, whilst we provide work experience and support, Adcote provides us with bilingual...
Clive Knowles, Chairman of the British Ironwork Centre & Chris Worman, Green Flag Judge
02 Oct 2018
The Daily Mail has recently reported that thousands of parks across the UK are falling into disrepair and left unattended to become unsafe no-go zones. 1 in 3 UK councils have sold off parks in the past year, meaning that many communities are left without the benefits of a greenery near their houses. Some say that this park crisis poses the biggest threat to British parks and public greens since...
07 Sep 2018
This weekend saw two patriotic champions raising much needed funds for the heart research being conducted at the Oswestry Hospital. A team of British Heart Foundation fundraisers took over the Ironworks’ entrance to greet visitors and promote their need for help. The Ironworks concierge team took a step backwards to allow the British Heart volunteers to take all membership and charitable...
Rob Ellis of Welch and Co Accountants Oswestry
09 Jul 2018
EXTRA taxes are on the way for homeowners who let out their properties while they are on holiday, warns a Shropshire accountant. Tax expert, Rob Ellis, who runs Welch and Ellis, in Willow Street, Oswestry,  is warning homeowners to be aware of the new tax implications of schemes such as Airbnb as the Treasury cracks down on the use of tax breaks for lodgers. Currently, owners can earn up to £7,...
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