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23rd April 2018

Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town Monday 23rd April

Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town Monday 23rd April

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge as they celebrate the legend of St George, the patron saint of England, on Monday 23rd April, when the windows along the streets will be decorated in red, white and blue.

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10th April 2018

See the colossal engineering miracle ‘Man Engine’ at  Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday 14th April

See the colossal engineering miracle ‘Man Engine’ at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday 14th April

The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain, the Man Engine, is coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday, 14th April when it will be the ‘star’ of spectacular daytime and evening events.

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27th March 2018

Egg-citing things are happening at Severn Valley Country Park this Easter

Egg-citing things are happening at Severn Valley Country Park this Easter

Shropshire Council rangers are having an egg-cellent time preparing for all the fun activities happening this Easter at Severn Valley Country Park. The Easter Bunny will be joining us for a 2.5km fun run; there’ll be self-led trail and story time with The Highway Rat; children can get gardening and create sun catchers and as well as having a go at a bush tucker trial.

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22nd March 2018

Easter Trails, Egg Dancing, Easter Bonnet Parade and Baby Chicks   at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Easter Trails, Egg Dancing, Easter Bonnet Parade and Baby Chicks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire as they celebrate Easter in traditional Victorian style with Egg Dancing, plus an Easter bunny trail, chocolate egg making demonstration, Easter Bonnet Parade and a chance to see baby chicks hatching. Events will vary day-to-day between Friday, 30th and Sunday 15th April.

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28th February 2018

37 Life-sized silhouettes at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron mark centenary of  Women’s right to vote in the Ironbridge Gorge

37 Life-sized silhouettes at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron mark centenary of Women’s right to vote in the Ironbridge Gorge

A poignant, free exhibition of 37 life-sized silhouettes of women has been installed on The Green at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, marking the centenary of women’s right to vote and the continued inequality that existed for a further 10 years. Whilst there has been much talk about women being given the right to vote 100 years ago, less attention has been given to the fact that the vote was not given to all women.

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26th February 2018

Free admission to Ironbridge Gorge Museums for mothers on Mothering Sunday 11th March

Free admission to Ironbridge Gorge Museums for mothers on Mothering Sunday 11th March

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are inviting mums to enjoy a day out as their guest on Mothering Sunday, 11th March, when accompanied by another full-paying visitor. This free entry offer includes Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum, Jackfield Tile Museum, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Museum of The Gorge and Enginuity.

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26th February 2018

Mammal Safari at The Mere in Ellesmere

Mammal Safari at The Mere in Ellesmere

Shropshire Council Rangers at The Mere in Ellesmere are delighted to be welcoming Sam Devine - Turner from the Shropshire Mammal Group to give a talk and guided walk on mammals.

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