Shropshire Wedding News

Food Centre triumphs as Britain's best artisan products announced in the Great British Food Awards 2017

Food Centre triumphs as Britain's best artisan products announced in the Great British Food Awards 2017

Date posted: 14th September 2017

Nathan Outlaw, Valentine Warner, John Torode, Michel Roux Jr, along with other celebrated chefs, food personalities and critics, have revealed their British food favourites in the Great British Food Awards, the benchmark of excellence for artisan food grown and crafted in the UK.

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Ginger and Spice Festival 2017

Ginger and Spice Festival 2017

Date posted: 7th September 2017

A brand new heritage food and drink event ‘The Ginger and Spice Festival’ celebrating the culinary, heritage and historical links of spices, food and gingerbread, to the town of Market Drayton, Shropshire, will be taking place from Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 30th September 2017 for the first time.

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BBC antiques series Flog It! comes to RAF Museum Cosford

BBC antiques series Flog It! comes to RAF Museum Cosford

Date posted: 5th September 2017

Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin will be holding a free valuation day at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Thursday 5 October. The Bristol based BBC production recently transmitted its 1000th episode and the 17th series is currently being recorded. The show regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.

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St Mary’s Shrewsbury opens its doors for Heritage Open Days

St Mary’s Shrewsbury opens its doors for Heritage Open Days

Date posted: 31st August 2017

As part of the popular nationwide Heritage Open Days celebration, St Mary’s Church in the centre of Shrewsbury will throw open its doors from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th September for special tours and talks.

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75 years on – the story behind Hampden P1344’s final flight

75 years on – the story behind Hampden P1344’s final flight

Date posted: 22nd August 2017

The Handley Page Hampden Bomber P1344 (PL-K), currently undergoing conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be subject of a lecture taking place on Tuesday 5 September 2017. The lecture will be presented by the Museum’s Conservation Centre Manager who has personal experience working to restore the aircraft and with former crew and family members. The evening lecture will include details of the dramatic story behind its final flight, which took place exactly 75 years earlier, plus a behind the scenes look at how the aircraft looks today!

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Children go FREE at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Children go FREE at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Date posted: 21st August 2017

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are delighted to be offering FREE entry for children from Saturday 26 August 2017 until Friday 1 September 2017.

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Grab your wingman….Top Gun is heading to Cosford!

Grab your wingman….Top Gun is heading to Cosford!

Date posted: 15th August 2017

One of the most iconic aviation movies of all time ‘Top Gun’ will be showcased on a giant inflatable screen at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 23 September 2017. This 80’s cult classic military movie is the first to be shown in the Museum’s new outdoor event which will take place in the spacious grounds, against a backdrop of aircraft.

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Shropshire Movie Mansion Celebrates Ten Years of ‘Atonement’ with a Charity Open Day

Shropshire Movie Mansion Celebrates Ten Years of ‘Atonement’ with a Charity Open Day

Date posted: 15th August 2017

Shropshire’s most famous movie location is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the release of the film ‘Atonement’ which put it on the global map. On Sunday 3rd September visitors will be able to explore the grounds and parts of the house at Stokesay Court, near Ludlow, where so much of the action in the film version of Ian McEwan’s best-selling novel took place.

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A show-stopping pie impresses the panel at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards

A show-stopping pie impresses the panel at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards

Date posted: 4th August 2017

Following more than 60 days of judging, the results of the world’s most coveted food awards, Guild of Fine Food Great Taste, have just been released, with many producers in the Midlands now celebrating. Out of a record breaking 12,300 products to be judged, 4,347 were awarded a highly prized Great Taste accolade and a remarkable 305 are based in the Midlands.

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Wolverhampton built Defiant is highlight of Open Cockpits Evening

Wolverhampton built Defiant is highlight of Open Cockpits Evening

Date posted: 4th August 2017

The Wolverhampton built, Second World War British Battle of Britain fighter aircraft, Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 will be one of the highlights at the forthcoming ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 15-16 September 2017.

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Shrewsbury Market Hall to become regular Saturday night food and drink venue

Shrewsbury Market Hall to become regular Saturday night food and drink venue

Date posted: 25th July 2017

Shrewsbury Market Hall is to become a regular Saturday night food and drink venue following the big success of two recent late evening openings that attracted large crowds.

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Paint Your Own Tile with Splat ‘N’ Splodge at St Mary’s Family Event

Paint Your Own Tile with Splat ‘N’ Splodge  at St Mary’s Family Event

Date posted: 12th July 2017

Enjoy family craft activities at St Mary’s in central Shrewsbury this summer holiday as part of Church Tourism Week - the nationwide celebration of innovative events in historic churches.

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Flypast and street food are on the menu at Cosford this month!

Flypast and street food are on the menu at Cosford this month!

Date posted: 6th July 2017

With just over two weeks to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers are gearing up for their biggest and best event yet! This year’s festival is packed with over 90 local food and drink producers, a busy line-up on the cooking demo stage and live performances from the Cosford and Shawbury Military Wives Choir. Plus, there will be plenty of hand-on foodie fun and entertainment for families and a Dakota flypast as the cherry on top!

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Ludlow Food Centre needs your help to be crowned Best Independent Retailer!

Ludlow Food Centre needs your help to be crowned Best Independent Retailer!

Date posted: 29th June 2017

Ludlow Food Centre has been nominated as Best Independent Retailer in the Midlands category at the Great British Food Awards!

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Sweet success as Food Centre’s handmade products shortlisted in Great British Food Awards

Sweet success as Food Centre’s handmade products shortlisted in Great British Food Awards

Date posted: 29th June 2017

3 of Ludlow Food Centre’s handmade products have impressed the tasting panel at the Great British Food Awards and reached the shortlist where expert celebrity food judges are now busy taste testing the shortlist to pick the final winners, which will be announced later this summer.

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The Shropshire Wedding Fayre is launching at Brook Cottage & Camping, Church Stretton.

The Shropshire Wedding Fayre is launching at Brook Cottage & Camping, Church Stretton.

Date posted: 26th June 2017

Exclusively Shropshire’s LARGEST & most UNIQUE outdoor wedding show!

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Modellers gear up for flying weekend

Modellers gear up for flying weekend

Date posted: 19th June 2017

The Large Model Aircraft Rally is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month for a weekend of spectacular flying displays. Taking place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, this air show in miniature is set to entertain thousands of aviation and modelling enthusiasts with two full days of flying and family fun.

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Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

Date posted: 5th June 2017

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will once again celebrate the contributions made by Her Majesty's Armed Forces, by hosting an orchestra concert and a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster flypast on Saturday 24 June for Armed Forces Day.

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Country House Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Country House Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Date posted: 31st May 2017

Blakelands Country House near Bridgnorth, are celebrating a wedding anniversary of a different kind this week, as they have been holding weddings at this prestigious venue for the last 25 years! The first ever wedding held at Blakelands was in 1992 and they have been organising between 60 and 90 weddings a year ever since.

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Local Country House to Feature in Romantic Novel…

Local Country House to Feature in Romantic Novel…

Date posted: 23rd May 2017

Owners of Blakelands Country House near Bridgnorth, were thrilled to hear today that they will be featured in a new romantic novel, which is being launched next Tuesday (30th May). Local author Keren Hughes, who lives near West Bromwich, said she had visited Blakelands on several occasions and when trying to imagine where the couple in the book would get married, she instantly thought of Blakelands.

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Apley Farm Shop’s wedding cheese cake is launched

Apley Farm Shop’s wedding cheese cake is launched

Date posted: 9th May 2017

Apley Farm Shop is hoping the betrothed will be falling head over heels for their new must-have wedding item! Their successful delicatessen counter has just launched a spectacular eight-tier wedding cake made from a selection of cheeses to add an amazing eye catching piece for any special occasion.

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Marathon men raise £100k to commemorate 100 years of the RAF

   Marathon men raise £100k to commemorate 100 years of the RAF

Date posted: 4th May 2017

Two trustees of the RAF Museum are pulling on their walking boots to tackle the equivalent of five marathons in five days (8-12 May 2017) to raise £100,000 to commemorate the RAF’s centenary in 2018.

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Easter treat fundraiser for Severn Hospice

Easter treat fundraiser for Severn Hospice

Date posted: 7th April 2017

A big-hearted Shropshire caravan and motorhome dealership has come up with an Easter treat to raise money for the Severn Hospice.

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Cosford serves up another tasty festival

Cosford serves up another tasty festival

Date posted: 6th April 2017

A tasty line-up of over 90 local producers has been announced for this year’s Cosford Food Festival, which promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midland’s has to offer. Popular favorites on the food festival scene as well as brand new local producers are all on board for this year’s festival, which takes place on 22-23 July 2017.

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Record start to the year for Ludlow touring park

Record start to the year for Ludlow touring park

Date posted: 4th April 2017

A popular touring caravan park on the edge of the historic South Shropshire market town of Ludlow is reporting a record start to the new season.

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Exciting expansion plans announced by Shrewsbury caravan dealership

Exciting expansion plans announced by Shrewsbury caravan dealership

Date posted: 31st March 2017

Plans for the expansion of an award-winning caravan and motorhome dealership in Shrewsbury have been announced.

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Ludlow MP praises tourism’s contribution to economy as he visits new holiday home park

   Ludlow MP praises tourism’s contribution to economy as he visits new holiday home park

Date posted: 29th March 2017

MP Philip Dunne has praised the contribution that tourism makes to the South Shropshire economy after paying a visit to touring and holiday home park on the edge of the historic market town of Ludlow, which is renowned as the food capital of England.

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Country House Opens Its Doors…

Country House Opens Its Doors…

Date posted: 27th February 2017

Blakelands Country House, near Bridgnorth, have announced today that they will be opening their doors on Saturday 4th March, for a fabulous Wedding Open Day.

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German bomber wings its way to the Midlands

German bomber wings its way to the Midlands

Date posted: 6th February 2017

A rare example of the great German multi-role combat aircraft of the Second World War, the Junkers Ju88, has been transported by road to its new home in the Midlands. This particular aircraft, a Ju88R-1 night-fighter version, travelled 130 miles from the Royal Air Force Museum London, to its sister site at Cosford, Shropshire where it will soon go on public display.

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It’s plane fun for youngsters at half term

It’s plane fun for youngsters at half term

Date posted: 2nd February 2017

February half term is just around the corner, so if you’re starting to plan how you’re going to entertain the children, look no further than the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford who are inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity.

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From the RAF Museum with LOVE!

From the RAF Museum with LOVE!

Date posted: 1st February 2017

This Valentine’s Day give your loved one a romantic gift with wings on…..something extra special and meaningful…..available now from the Royal Air Force Museum shop!

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Join in the 10 year anniversary celebrations for the National Cold War Exhibition

Join in the 10 year anniversary celebrations for the National Cold War Exhibition

Date posted: 25th January 2017

On Tuesday 7 February 2017 the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be marking the 10th anniversary of the award-winning National Cold War Exhibition with a special event for aviation fans.

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Corporate events that really take-off!

Corporate events that really take-off!

Date posted: 19th January 2017

Located in the heart of the Midlands, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is the ideal venue for businesses who want to impress their clients with a show stopping setting to make their event stand out and most importantly - make it memorable!

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High-flying offers at low prices this January!

High-flying offers at low prices this January!

Date posted: 13th January 2017

Christmas may be over for another year and the high street January sales are already in full swing, but if you’re looking to treat yourself to something special with your left over Christmas money, the Royal Air Force Museum has a huge selection of unique items available with savings of up to 50% off the RRP.

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Blists Hill to featured on BBC on Christmas Day

Blists Hill to featured on BBC on Christmas Day

Date posted: 14th December 2016

A programme filmed at a Shropshire museum will air on Christmas Day.

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Greg Davies to host first-ever Shrewsbury comedy festival

Greg Davies to host first-ever Shrewsbury comedy festival

Date posted: 13th December 2016

Comedian and actor Greg Davies is to appear at the first ever Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival.

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Take a sleigh ride with Santa at the RAF Museum!

Take a sleigh ride with Santa at the RAF Museum!

Date posted: 2nd December 2016

For the Christmas period, up to and including 31st December, our 4D Experience will be taking on a Christmas theme.

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Work begins on £200,000 Ludlow caravan holiday park project

Work begins on £200,000 Ludlow caravan holiday park project

Date posted: 1st December 2016

Work has begun on a new caravan holiday home park on the edge of the historic market town of Ludlow, which is renowned as the food capital of England.

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Christmas has come early at Cosford!

Christmas has come early at Cosford!

Date posted: 28th November 2016

It’s being to look a lot like Christmas at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, as the Shropshire attraction has received a rather large delivery in the form of three Second World War aircraft! The Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1, the Gloster Gladiator 1 and the Westland Lysander III have all been safely transported by road from the museum’s London site and are currently being prepared for display at Cosford.

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Enhancing the visitor experience with free Wi-Fi at the RAF Museum Cosford

Enhancing the visitor experience with free Wi-Fi at the RAF Museum Cosford

Date posted: 24th November 2016

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is now offering visitors free Wi-Fi across its entire site thanks to a generous donation from the Aerospace Museum Society.

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Shrewsbury rated one of the Best Small UK Towns for Winter Breaks

Shrewsbury rated one of the Best Small UK Towns for Winter Breaks

Date posted: 22nd November 2016

Our county town Shrewsbury is said to be one of the top 10 best small UK towns for winter breaks according to The Guardian. The town has been commended on its historic buildings, modern restaurants, cosy pubs and independent shops and it’s believed to sparkle in the Christmas season.

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100th Anniversary of Mary Webb’s first book

100th Anniversary of Mary Webb’s first book

Date posted: 22nd November 2016

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Golden Arrow’, the first novel from one of Shropshire’s greatest writers, Mary Webb. Her life and work are firmly centred in her native county and the Mary Webb Society are celebrating with a programme of events.

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Two new aircraft wing their way to Cosford

Two new aircraft wing their way to Cosford

Date posted: 14th November 2016

A Messerschmitt BF109G-2 and a de Havilland Tiger Moth II, are the first of six new aircraft to arrive at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, having been transported by road from the museum’s sister site in London. Visitors can now view the brand new arrivals on display in the museum’s hangars with four more aircraft due to arrive before Christmas.

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Visitors invited to join Remembrance Service at Cosford

Visitors invited to join Remembrance Service at Cosford

Date posted: 3rd November 2016

On Sunday 13 November, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will hold a Service of Remembrance, paying respect to those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty.

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Fishmore Hall launches new SPAshell™

Fishmore Hall launches new SPAshell™

Date posted: 2nd November 2016

Fishmore Hall has announced the official opening of their new rural spa, SPAshell™, nestled in the gardens of the hotel and overlooking the rolling Shropshire countryside and the Clee Hills.

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Country House to Hold Open Day

Country House to Hold Open Day

Date posted: 24th October 2016

Blakelands Country House, near Bridgnorth, have announced today that they will be holding a Winter Open Day on Saturday 26th November. This beautiful Country House will open its doors to the public between 12pm and 3pm, so that brides-to-be can visualise what it would be like to hold their wedding there and meet suppliers. Admission is free of charge and there will be light refreshments plus wine tastings. Located in Halfpenny Green, amidst beautiful countryside what better way to spend your Saturday afternoon.

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Charity awards centre for national support over knife crime

Charity awards centre for national support over knife crime

Date posted: 21st October 2016

The British Ironwork Centre this week received a recognition award from SAMM, the charity that offers ‘Support after Murder and Manslaughter’ which signifies the charity recognising the centres efforts in supporting national police forces and the home office in reducing knife crime throughout the UK.

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Four Hotels given Special Praise by Top Tourist Guide

Four Hotels given Special Praise by Top Tourist Guide

Date posted: 19th October 2016

Four family-run hotels in the region have been singled out for special praise in a guide which highlights Britain’s best places to stay.

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Halloween Spooktacular at the British Ironwork Centre Friday 28th October 2016

Halloween Spooktacular at the British Ironwork Centre Friday 28th October 2016

Date posted: 13th October 2016

The British Ironwork Centre’s Halloween Spooktacular returns this October and is set to be bigger and more ghoulish than ever! The family friendly fun day has become an annual favourite for all ages, with members of staff dressed to impress as some of the seasons most loved and terrifying characters, ready to entertain visitors.

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Top awards for Shropshire Hotel Goldstone Hall

Top awards for Shropshire Hotel Goldstone Hall

Date posted: 10th October 2016

The 2017 Edition of the Good Hotel Guide is launched today, Monday 10th October and Shropshire hotel Goldstone Hall has received two prestigious awards.

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Calling all Penguins, Bluebirds & ‘Erbs – Your Museum Needs You!

Calling all Penguins, Bluebirds & ‘Erbs – Your Museum Needs You!

Date posted: 6th October 2016

2018 marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force.

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New aircraft arrivals heading to Cosford

New aircraft arrivals heading to Cosford

Date posted: 5th October 2016

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be welcoming a collection of new aircraft to the site later this year as it prepares to celebrate and commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force in 2018. New arrivals will include a Wolverhampton built Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1, the last surviving example of its kind, plus a rare Messerschmitt BF109G-2.

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Creepy crafts at Cosford this Halloween!

Creepy crafts at Cosford this Halloween!

Date posted: 4th October 2016

October half term is almost upon us and this year the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has a range of devilish Halloween crafts for your little monsters to take part in. These spookily creative activities cost just £1 each and will run from 24-28 October between 11.30am and 3pm with all materials provided by the museum.

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Country House Wedding Fayre

  Country House Wedding Fayre

Date posted: 20th September 2016

Blakelands Country House, near Bridgnorth, will be opening its doors on Sunday 25th September, for a fantastic Wedding Fayre. A whole host of suppliers will be there, as well as some amazing special offers and prizes, to ensure that brides-to-be make the most of their special day. The event will take place from 12pm to 4pm and admission is free of charge.

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Country House Celebrates British Food Fortnight

Country House Celebrates British Food Fortnight

Date posted: 12th September 2016

Blakelands Country House, near Bridgnorth, have announced today that they will be celebrating British Food Fortnight with all of their customers. The annual two week celebration of British food and drink, will run from the 17th September to the 2nd October, with the aim of celebrating all that is great about our delicious British produce.

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Top Ludlow Restaurant with Rooms Wins Trio of AA Awards

Top Ludlow Restaurant with Rooms Wins Trio of AA Awards

Date posted: 1st September 2016

The Cliffe at Dinham has recently won a trio of awards from the AA. Located across the river from Ludlow Castle, the property has been awarded the Four Gold Star Restaurant with Rooms, two Rosettes for the Restaurant and a Special Award for Breakfast.

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Roald Dahl and his RAF journey to literacy stardom

Roald Dahl and his RAF journey to literacy stardom

Date posted: 26th August 2016

One of Britain’s most iconic writers, Roald Dahl will be the focus of a talk taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. Celebrating the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl, the talk entitled ‘Roald Dahl’s War’ will delve into his life before he became an iconic writer, including his career in the RAF. Presented by historian Graham Laurie, the talk will take place at 2pm on Saturday 10 September 2016.

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Spitfire 10K - Countdown to race day….

Spitfire 10K - Countdown to race day….

Date posted: 24th August 2016

The countdown has officially started for the first ever Spitfire 10K! Taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford in just under two weeks’ time, this unique sporting event will see hundreds of runners’ race across the airfield and down the runway before crossing the finish line and picking up a specially commissioned Spitfire medal. This charity run, raising funds for the RAF Museum (registered charity No. 244708) will take place on Sunday 4 September, where over 600 runners are already signed up to take part.

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Mayor starts work on Shrewsbury’s pioneering touring caravan park and wellness centre

Mayor starts work on Shrewsbury’s pioneering touring caravan park and wellness centre

Date posted: 24th August 2016

Shrewsbury’s Mayor Councillor Ioan Jones today cut the first turf to mark the start of work on a £3.5 million project to create a pioneering new touring caravan park and glamping village with a wellness centre and spa facilities on the edge of the town.

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Eye-catching dragonfly sculpture causes a buzz at Shrewsbury Flower Show

Eye-catching dragonfly sculpture causes a buzz at Shrewsbury Flower Show

Date posted: 22nd August 2016

A spectacular giant dragonfly sculpture has flown to its new home at the Shrewsbury headquarters of caravan, motorhome and campervan dealership Salop Leisure after wowing crowds at Shrewsbury Flower Show last weekend.

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Tanners launches ‘Tastebud Challenge’

Tanners launches ‘Tastebud Challenge’

Date posted: 22nd August 2016

Independent Shrewsbury wine merchant, Tanners, is launching a competition to find the region’s best wine taster.

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Country House Wedding Fayre

Country House Wedding Fayre

Date posted: 22nd August 2016

Blakelands Country House will be opening its doors on Sunday 25th September, for a fantastic Wedding Fayre. A whole host of suppliers will be there, as well as some amazing special offers and prizes, to ensure that brides-to-be make the most of their special day. The event will take place from 12pm to 4pm and admission is free of charge.

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Join celebrations at a recreated Gypsy Wedding

 Join celebrations at a recreated Gypsy Wedding

Date posted: 22nd August 2016

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they celebrate a traditional gypsy wedding during the summer Bank holiday weekend of 27th – 29th August. See the elaborate gypsy waggons on The Green, watch the recreated ceremony at 2.30pm each day and then join in the fun and merriment.

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Museum evening event is plane marvellous!

Museum evening event is plane marvellous!

Date posted: 19th August 2016

The doors to military aircraft spanning a history of more than eight decades will be opened up to visitors at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month during a special two night event.

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Shrewsbury - The 8th Happiest Place to Live in the UK!

Shrewsbury - The 8th Happiest Place to Live in the UK!

Date posted: 17th August 2016

Our county town has recently been voted the 8th ‘Happiest Place to Live in the UK’ from more than 200 towns and cities throughout the country. A range of factors were taken into consideration for the vote, including community spirit, access to sports and arts facilities, and opportunities for residents to better themselves.

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Ironbridge earns its place on the ‘Locate that Landmark’ Map

Ironbridge earns its place on the ‘Locate that Landmark’ Map

Date posted: 16th August 2016

The world’s first cast-iron bridge puts the town that bears its name on the map yet again. The World Heritage Site - Ironbridge joins many famous landmarks in the UK, in the new 2016 game Locate that Landmark.

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Enjoy a Victorian Summer of Fun at Blists Hill Victorian Town until 4th September

Enjoy a Victorian Summer of Fun at Blists Hill Victorian Town until 4th September

Date posted: 12th August 2016

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge this summer until 4th September as they host a great variety of traditional activities, fun family events and spectacular themed weekends.

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Tackling the guerrillas of Oman is focus of museum lecture

Tackling the guerrillas of Oman is focus of museum lecture

Date posted: 11th August 2016

For more than two decades a series of counterinsurgency operations were fought in the Sultanate of Oman on the South-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The military action taken against the activities of guerrillas in these regions will be the focus of the next Cold War Lunchtime Lecture held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford later this month. The lecture entitled ‘The RAF and Counterinsurgency Warfare in Oman during the Cold War’ will be presented by Dr Ross Mahoney, Aviation Historian at the RAF Museum on Friday 19 August at 12.30pm.

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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Brambly Hedge Exhibition

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Brambly Hedge Exhibition

Date posted: 3rd August 2016

The Brambly Hedge exhibition will be setting up home over the summer holidays at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre from Saturday 6th August.

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Business is Booming for Country House…

Business is Booming for Country House…

Date posted: 29th July 2016

Blakelands Country House, near Bridgnorth, were delighted to announce today that they have more than doubled the number of their wedding bookings over the last 3 years, with dates in 2017 nearly fully booked!

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Big cheese launch at the Apley Delicatessen Farm shop

Big cheese launch at the Apley Delicatessen  Farm shop

Date posted: 22nd July 2016

Apley Farm Shop holding a special launch day this Saturday 23 July, on its delicatessen counter, offering free tasters of over 45 cheeses, 9:30-5:30pm.

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The PokéStops here!

The PokéStops here!

Date posted: 20th July 2016

The RAF Museum Cosford is overrun with Pokémon Go characters and facilities!

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Ready, steady, scramble for the Spitfire 10K

Ready, steady, scramble for the Spitfire 10K

Date posted: 18th July 2016

With just under two months to go until Shropshire’s first ever Spitfire 10K, it’s time to start stepping up the training! Taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 4 September, participants will have the unique opportunity to race across the airfield and down the runway at RAF Cosford, whilst raising funds for charity.

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The Churches Conservation Trust Launches National Church Tourism Week in Shrewsbury

The Churches Conservation Trust Launches National Church Tourism Week in Shrewsbury

Date posted: 14th July 2016

Church Tourism week, a nationwide celebration of England’s historic churches, will take place between, 22 - 31 July 2016.

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RAF Museum volunteers celebrate Legion d’honneur award

RAF Museum volunteers celebrate Legion d’honneur award

Date posted: 12th July 2016

Two volunteers at the Royal Air Force Museum have been awarded France’s highest distinction Legion d’honneur for their services to secure France’s liberation during the Second World War. To honour and celebrate their remarkable achievement, Leading Aircraft Woman, Rose Davies and Lance Bombardier, Arthur Jones were guests of honour at a drinks reception hosted by the RAF Museum American Foundation.

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Miniature aircraft fly in to Cosford for model show weekend

Miniature aircraft fly in to Cosford for model show weekend

Date posted: 6th July 2016

The skies over Shropshire will be filled with hundreds of intricately detailed model aircraft this month, as the annual Large Model Aircraft Rally takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 16-17 July.

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Apley Farm Shop’s wedding cheese cake is launched

Apley Farm Shop’s wedding cheese cake is launched

Date posted: 30th June 2016

Apley Farm Shop is hoping the betrothed will be falling head over heels for their new must-have wedding item!

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Perrier Best Newcomer Nominated, Multi-Award Winning Comedian Tim FitzHigham visit Shrewsbury & Bridgnorth

Perrier Best Newcomer Nominated, Multi-Award Winning Comedian Tim FitzHigham visit Shrewsbury & Bridgnorth

Date posted: 29th June 2016

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, join multi award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham for wild Morris dancing, near death, arrest and injury as he takes on the challenge of the greatest stand up comedian in history - Will Kempe.

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Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Date posted: 3rd June 2016

The Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of nearly 50 years support for the independent Museum, which has national and international standing.

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Fishmore Hall chef Andrew Birch announced as National Chef of the Year semi-finalist

Fishmore Hall chef Andrew Birch announced as National Chef of the Year semi-finalist

Date posted: 31st May 2016

Andrew Birch announced as National Chef of the Year semi-finalist

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WIN a Lost Lanes Book by Jack Thurston

WIN a Lost Lanes Book by Jack Thurston

Date posted: 25th May 2016

Jack Thurston, best-selling author of Lost Lanes and presenter of the Bike Show, takes readers on a freewheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of wild Wales, Herefordshire and Shropshire.

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Country House to Help Raise Funds for Local Charity

  Country House to Help Raise Funds for Local Charity

Date posted: 18th May 2016

Blakelands Country House, near Bridgnorth, has announced today that they will be hosting a charity fashion show and afternoon tea on Wednesday 8th June, in order to help raise funds for local charity, Promise Dreams.

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Help Ironbridge Gorge Museums Win the Night Connect! Art Competition

Help Ironbridge Gorge Museums Win the  Night Connect! Art Competition

Date posted: 6th May 2016

Ironbridge Gorge Museums are excited to announce that we have reached the finals of the Museums at Night Connect! Art Competition.

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WIN a Red Arrows prize package worth £1,000

WIN a Red Arrows prize package worth £1,000

Date posted: 6th May 2016

To celebrate the successful launch of the Royal Air Force Museum’s ‘Names on a Plane’ fundraising campaign, museum bosses are giving members of the public the opportunity to win a Red Arrows prize package worth £1,000. The winner will see their name written on the wings of a world famous RAF Red Arrows Hawk Jet, that will fly throughout the 2017 display season!

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Cosford Serves Up Another Tasty Festival

Cosford Serves Up Another Tasty Festival

Date posted: 6th May 2016

A tasty line-up of over 80 local producers has been announced for this year’s Cosford Food Festival, which promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midland’s has to offer. Popular favorites on the food festival scene as well as brand new local producers are all on board for this year’s festival, which takes place on 23-24 July.

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Storytime in the Dingle at Dudmaston

Storytime in the Dingle at Dudmaston

Date posted: 5th May 2016

Follow our storyteller down into the Dingle and enjoy tales inspired by our oldest trees. Sunday, 8 May, 10.45am – 12 noon

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Osborne and After Festival: the first of its kind and an unmissable weekend of events

Osborne and After Festival: the first of its kind and an unmissable weekend of events

Date posted: 29th April 2016

There are many ‘Firsts’ associated with Clun’s Osborne and After Festival, which takes place from 6-8 May in Clun, South Shropshire.

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May Day Celebrations at Dudmaston

May Day Celebrations at Dudmaston

Date posted: 29th April 2016

Help us raise the May Tree by dancing along with Shrewsbury Morris Dancers. Join us on Monday, 2 May from 11.00am.

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Great prizes to be won at the Apley Bake Off

Great prizes to be won at the Apley Bake Off

Date posted: 27th April 2016

Great prizes are ready to be won at the Apley Bake Off next Monday, bank holiday Monday 2 May at Apley Farm Shop.

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Clun Green Man Festival 1st & 2nd May 2016

Clun Green Man Festival 1st & 2nd May 2016

Date posted: 22nd April 2016

A modern take on an ancient tradition

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The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, joins The Great Inns of Britain in its 20th year

The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, joins The Great Inns of Britain in its 20th year

Date posted: 21st April 2016

The Great Inns of Britain is delighted to announce that The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, has joined this leading collection of independently owned country and coastal inns, taking the membership up to 22 inns and increasing the geographical spread of properties across the UK.

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Shrewsbury's Connection to the British Comics Industry

Shrewsbury's Connection to the British Comics Industry

Date posted: 19th April 2016

Some of Britain's top cartoonists have been gathering for a festival celebrating their skills, the casual observer might be surprised to learn of its setting - Shrewsbury. So just how has Shrewsbury become the unofficial capital of the UK cartoon industry?

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Ellesmere Art Exhibition 2016

Ellesmere Art Exhibition 2016

Date posted: 14th April 2016

Ellesmere College will be holding the fifth National Art Exhibition and sale of works, with more than 80 professional artists and sculptors exhibiting over 300 pieces from Wednesday 1st June through to Sunday 5th June. The preview evening, which takes place on Wednesday 1st June 7.30 - 9.00pm, promises to be a fabulous evening.

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Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Date posted: 13th April 2016

The residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be celebrating St George, the patron saint of England, over the weekend of 23rd and 24th April, when the streets will be decorated in patriotic red, white and blue. Join-in the patriotic parade, take part in a dragon hunt and see a re-enactment of the famous tale of St George and the Dragon.

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Apley Farm Shop’s fifth anniversary

Apley Farm Shop’s fifth anniversary

Date posted: 13th April 2016

Having opened in the coldest winter in decades, when temperatures dropped to -19°C, Apley Farm Shop in Shropshire considers how it’s developed in its first five years

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Food Hall of The Year finalists announced

Food Hall of The Year finalists announced

Date posted: 4th April 2016

Farm Shop & Deli Awards shortlist includes Ludlow Food Centre again!

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Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

Date posted: 30th March 2016

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival celebrates its 13th year with a shift of format and a strong whiff of ‘LUCK’ as the theme.

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Eggciting Easter Funday at farm shop

 Eggciting Easter Funday at farm shop

Date posted: 24th March 2016

A farm shop near Bridgnorth is holding an Easter Funday on Monday 28 March, 10-4pm.

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Cadbury Bunny spotted at Dudmaston

Cadbury Bunny spotted at Dudmaston

Date posted: 23rd March 2016

Bunny has left a trail of riddles around the orchard at Dudmaston. Crack his clues to unlock his secret stash of Easter treats.

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Model show returns for fifteenth year

Model show returns for fifteenth year

Date posted: 18th March 2016

For the fifteenth successful year, the popular Shropshire Scale Model Show is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. It’s one of the biggest modelling events in the country and shows no signs of slowing down, as a record 150 exhibitors and traders will be heading to Cosford for the one day event taking place on Sunday 3 April.

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Apley Bake Off cake competition

Apley Bake Off cake competition

Date posted: 18th March 2016

The county’s keenest cooks, foodies & bakers will soon get the chance to meet six of Shropshire's talented chefs & enter a cake & tart competition, on at a farm shop near Bridgnorth. Apley Farm Shop is holding its first Apley Bake Off on bank holiday Monday 2nd May.

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iCombat arrives at the Dana

iCombat arrives at the Dana

Date posted: 16th March 2016

Immersive Events and iCombat UK are pleased to bring you Operation Cellblock. The UKs first laser combat event running in a real life prison. No imitations, fake sets or false scenes, just real life beds, bars and barracks.

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Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland Accolade for its visitor experience

Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland  Accolade for its visitor experience

Date posted: 3rd March 2016

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums where life over 100 years ago is recreated, has received the highest Gold accolade from VisitEngland in recognition of the quality of its visitor experience.

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Jacqueline Wilson and Lauren Child lead a host of top children’s authors appearing at this year’s Shrewsbury Bookfest May Festival

Date posted: 2nd March 2016

Some of the biggest names in the world of children’s books are taking part in this year’s May Festival run by Shrewsbury Bookfest, which takes place in venues across the town from Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May.

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Annual Charity Vintage Heritage Show in Shrewsbury

Annual Charity Vintage Heritage Show in Shrewsbury

Date posted: 2nd March 2016

Annual Charity Vintage Heritage Show in Shrewsbury

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A Lecture by Admiral the Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC PC on Jutland the Battle that Won the First World War

Date posted: 1st March 2016

Friday 6th May 2016 at 7.30 pm in St Chad’s Church Shrewsbury

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51 years of preservation and still steaming on!

51 years of preservation and still steaming on!

Date posted: 25th February 2016

The story of the Severn Valley Railway at Severn Valley Country Park, an illustrated talk - Thursday 10th March, 7.30pm

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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Caribbean Supper Evening Tuesday 23rd February

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Caribbean Supper Evening Tuesday 23rd February

Date posted: 17th February 2016

Following the success of the cookery launch held at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre earlier this month, there will be a whole host of cookery workshops starting with a Caribbean Supper evening on Tuesday 23rd February. The Discovery Centre has a pop up kitchen sponsored by Ludlow Food Festival with all the equipment needed to run a cookery demonstration or cookery course.

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Snowdrop Time at Dudmaston...

Snowdrop Time at Dudmaston...

Date posted: 17th February 2016

Join the team at Dudmaston on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy the great outdoors with a walk through the Dingle, taking in the snowdrops that tell us spring is on its way. The children can pick up a free '50 things' trail from reception and see if they can identify the animal tracks or make a stick trail.

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Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman & Toyah Willcox in Shropshire

Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman & Toyah Willcox in Shropshire

Date posted: 11th February 2016

Shropshire Tourism recently assisted the BBC with the filming of an episode of the second series of Holiday of My Lifetime.

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Celebrate Chinese Year of the Monkey at Coalport China Museum

Celebrate Chinese Year of the Monkey at Coalport China Museum

Date posted: 3rd February 2016

Half-term family activities Monday 15th – Friday 19th February

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Free admission for mothers on Mothering Sunday At Blists Hill Victorian Town, 6th March

Free admission for mothers on Mothering Sunday At Blists Hill Victorian Town, 6th March

Date posted: 1st February 2016

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, is inviting all mums to come as their guest on Sunday, 6th March when they can enjoy a Victorian-style Mother’s Day.

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Hocus pocus and photo trickery at museum lecture

Hocus pocus and photo trickery at museum lecture

Date posted: 28th January 2016

Art forms, artists and magic will be the focus of a fascinating talk based around visual deception, taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month.

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A Centenary Celebration of Mary Webb at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, 7 March – 5 June 2016

A Centenary Celebration of Mary Webb at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, 7 March – 5 June 2016

Date posted: 27th January 2016

Treasures: The Literature and Landscape of Mary Webb’s Shropshire

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Meccano mechanical marvels come to Enginuity

Meccano mechanical marvels come to Enginuity

Date posted: 26th January 2016

Members of the Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society (TIMS) will be bringing their magnificent metal creations to the Enginuity design and technology discovery centre at Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge on Saturday, 30th Januar

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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre to celebrate RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre to celebrate RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Date posted: 20th January 2016

The team at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be celebrating the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Saturday 30th January where visitors will be treated to a whole day dedicated to birds.

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The Vikings are coming! Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery presents Valhalla - Life and Death in Viking Britain

The Vikings are coming! Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery presents Valhalla - Life and Death in Viking Britain

Date posted: 5th January 2016

An exciting exhibition that brings together key Viking burial findings, objects that explore everyday life in Britain 1,000 years ago, and the latest archaeological research techniques opens at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on 8 February 2016.

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The Story of Shropshire Hero Captain Matthew Webb to feature in TV Show

The Story of Shropshire Hero Captain Matthew Webb to feature in TV Show

Date posted: 15th December 2015

The story of the first person to successfully swim the English Channel in 1875 is brought to life on the Drama Channel this Christmas.

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Christmas in Country House Style…

Date posted: 2nd December 2015

If you would like to celebrate Christmas in Downton Abbey style, then Blakelands Country House, near Bridgnorth, is the perfect place for you.

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A Winter Wedding Wonderland…

A Winter Wedding Wonderland…

Date posted: 27th October 2015

Blakelands Country House, near Bridgnorth, have announced today that they will be holding a Winter Wedding Open Day on Saturday 14th November.

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Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel Wins Four National Awards in One Week!

Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel Wins Four National Awards in One Week!

Date posted: 7th October 2015

The stunning silver-stone former Georgian rectory has recently been awarded an unprecedented four top awards.

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Open Doors Days - a chance to snoop around Shropshire landmarks

Open Doors Days - a chance to snoop around Shropshire landmarks

Date posted: 10th September 2015

From the 10th - 13th September, Shropshire will embrace the Open Doors Days, with a host of landmarks inviting people in for exclusive tours.

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Are you getting married in Shropshire?

Are you getting married in Shropshire?

Date posted: 13th July 2015

Are you getting married in the next couple of months or do you know someone who is? Award winning TV Production Company TwoFour are looking for people getting married for an exciting new television programme.

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Community Open Day at Lilleshall Sports Centre to provide free family fun

Community Open Day at Lilleshall Sports Centre to provide free family fun

Date posted: 8th July 2015

Lilleshall Sports Centre will hold an open day for the community to use their facilities and try a variety of activities for free on the 18th of July 2015.

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Escape to the country for two nights for the price of one at Fishmore Hall

Escape to the country for two nights for the price of one at Fishmore Hall

Date posted: 8th July 2015

Fishmore Hall, a boutique country house hotel, overlooking the picturesque town of Ludlow, is offering guests the opportunity to get away for less with their buy-one-get-one-free offer this July.

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Blitz Hill - 1940s summer evening on the Home Front -Blists Hill Victorian Town, Saturday 20th June

Blitz Hill - 1940s summer evening on the Home Front -Blists Hill Victorian Town, Saturday 20th June

Date posted: 4th June 2015

Enjoy a summer evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge is transformed into the 1940s of World War Two between 6pm and 9pm on Saturday, 20th June.

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Get your dancing shoes on in Shrewsbury!

Get your dancing shoes on in Shrewsbury!

Date posted: 21st May 2015

Revel in Dance have produced a great new video - I Charleston Shrewsbury performed by 'We Charleston Shrewsbury'. Do take a look!

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Leighton Hall now Licensed for Weddings

Leighton Hall now Licensed for Weddings

Date posted: 7th May 2015

Leighton Hall, a private country residence with one of the biggest period ballrooms in Shropshire, is now licensed for civil wedding ceremonies.

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Tie the Knot at the Ludlow Mascall Centre

Tie the Knot at the Ludlow Mascall Centre

Date posted: 30th April 2015

The Ludlow Mascall Centre has recently been granted a licence to hold weddings and civil ceremonies. To launch this exciting new venture the Centre is hosting a Wedding Fair, to showcase the local businesses and to help couples on a budget make the most of their special day.

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Spring escapes and Easter Weekend breaks at Fishmore Hall

Spring escapes and Easter Weekend breaks at Fishmore Hall

Date posted: 31st March 2015

Fishmore Hall, in the foodie hotspot of Ludlow, Shropshire, is offering guests the chance to shake off the last of winter with their 50% off room rates until the end of April 2015.

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Shrewsbury tops table of UK's 'Healthiest High Streets'

Shrewsbury tops table of UK's 'Healthiest High Streets'

Date posted: 26th March 2015

A league table of the "healthiest" and "unhealthiest" high streets in Britain has named Shrewsbury as having the "healthiest" High Street in the UK.

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Fishmore Hall appoints Andrew Birch as Head Chef

Fishmore Hall appoints Andrew Birch as Head Chef

Date posted: 11th March 2015

Fishmore Hall is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Birch as Head Chef. Previously Senior Sous Chef of the 3AA Rosette and Michelin-starred Montague Arms in Hampshire, Birch joins Acorn Award winner and owner of the boutique hotel, Laura Penman, to re-launch Forelles restaurant for Spring 2015.

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Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust wins prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust wins prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award

Date posted: 4th March 2015

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has won a prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award in the Best Family Day Out Category. Established in 2011, the annual awards are an independently judged national scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites and celebrate the very best visitor experiences.

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Mobile Hairdresser Available For Your Special Day

Date posted: 4th March 2015

Tina Strange from Shrewsbury has just re-started her mobile hairdressing business to help brides look their best on their special day.

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Wedding Fair at Lilleshall on Sunday 8th March 2015, 11am - 3pm

Wedding Fair at Lilleshall on Sunday 8th March 2015, 11am - 3pm

Date posted: 19th February 2015

Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire will be hosting a Wedding Fair on Sunday 8th March. You will be able to see the rooms within the main house set for both a Civil Ceremony and Wedding Reception, as well as enjoying the range of exhibitors that will be showcasing everything you need for your special day.

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Pancake Flipping Contest at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Pancake Flipping Contest at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Date posted: 27th January 2015

Watch the ladies of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they take part in the annual pancake flipping contest held outside the Print Shop at 12 noon on Shrove Tuesday, 17th February.

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New 2015 Wedding Packages Unveiled at Lilleshall

New 2015 Wedding Packages Unveiled at Lilleshall

Date posted: 5th January 2015

Take your pick from the 'Why Wait Package', 'Winter Wedding Package' and 'Intimate Wedding Package'

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Direct Rail Line from Shrewsbury to London Starts Today!

Direct Rail Line from Shrewsbury to London Starts Today!

Date posted: 15th December 2014

Virgin Trains have launched their new Shrewsbury to London direct rail service. It marks the end of a hard-fought campaign for a direct rail service between Shropshire and London.

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Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust teams up with Art Fund to raise £25,000 by 4th December in Crowd Funding initiative

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust teams up with Art Fund to raise £25,000 by 4th December in Crowd Funding initiative

Date posted: 14th November 2014

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire is working with the Art Fund to raise £25,000 to transform the Museum of The Gorge at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site

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Congratulations to all Shropshire Star Spotlight award-winners!

Congratulations to all Shropshire Star Spotlight award-winners!

Date posted: 11th November 2014

Finalists in the Shropshire Star Spotlight Awards gathered at The Buttermarket in Shrewsbury last night (10th November 2014) to hear the results of readers’ votes to crown well deserved winners from a range of categories including best family day out, posh nosh, and pub grub.

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Blakelands Open Day

Blakelands Open Day

Date posted: 30th October 2014

Blakelands Country House, near Bridgnorth, will be opening its doors on Saturday 15th November, for a fabulous Wedding Open Day.

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Shrewsbury Crowned Britain In Bloom Champion Of Champions

Shrewsbury Crowned Britain In Bloom Champion Of Champions

Date posted: 17th October 2014

Shrewsbury has been crowned the Champion of Champions by Britain in Bloom judges during a special ceremony last night (Thursday 16th October).

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Bridgnorth based Tree of Hearts Win Prestigious #SBS Competition

Bridgnorth based Tree of Hearts Win Prestigious #SBS Competition

Date posted: 6th October 2014

Dragon's Den star Theo Paphitis announced that Tree of Hearts were one of the six companies to win this week's #SBS competition, which is designed to reward small businesses that show "admirable passion and energy"

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Shropshire is blooming lovely! (we knew it already but now it's official)

Shropshire is blooming lovely! (we knew it already but now it's official)

Date posted: 15th September 2014

Shropshire entries sweep the board at Britain in Bloom awards

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Country House Venue Opens its Doors

Country House Venue Opens its Doors

Date posted: 4th September 2014

Blakelands Country House, near Bridgnorth, will be opening its doors on Sunday 14th September 2014, for a fantastic Wedding Fayre.

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New Civil License gives Venue the Edge

New Civil License gives Venue the Edge

Date posted: 4th September 2014

Blakelands Country House, near Bridgnorth, are delighted to announce that they have been granted a new Civil Wedding License for their stunning Victorian Barn, making it one of the largest civil ceremony venues in the County!

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New Summer Menu at The Glutton Club

New Summer Menu at The Glutton Club

Date posted: 11th August 2014

The Glutton Club restaurant in Shrewsbury has just unveiled their new seasonal dishes which join popular favourites on their new-look Summer menu.

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Cosford kick starts the summer

Cosford kick starts the summer

Date posted: 8th August 2014

Summer has officially started at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford with a brand new range of interactive 'August Activities' for families to enjoy throughout the school break.

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Flowers, Fireworks & Fun at Shrewsbury Flower Show

Flowers, Fireworks & Fun at Shrewsbury Flower Show

Date posted: 6th August 2014

Organisers of the Shrewsbury Flower Show are busy preparing for what will be a fantastic event in Shrewsbury in just a few days time. The World's longest running flower show takes place on 8th & 9th August. The 2014 Show commemorates the centenary of the 1914 'Show That Never Was', which was cancelled owing to the start of The Great War.

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Shropshire bride and groom get a surprise

Shropshire bride and groom get a surprise

Date posted: 25th July 2014

Tables turned on Beaver leader

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Shropshire tops TripAdvisor poll for most affordable destination in UK

Shropshire tops TripAdvisor poll for most affordable destination in UK

Date posted: 29th May 2014

Shropshire is the spot for self-catering holidaymakers wanting to watch their spending this summer, according to a new TripAdvisor survey.

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100 People Answer Call for Volunteers at the Severn Valley Railway

100 People Answer Call for Volunteers at the Severn Valley Railway

Date posted: 22nd April 2014

Around 100 people registered their interest in volunteering at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) during a Job Fair last week.

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30% off the very best menus in the County

Date posted: 11th March 2014

Buy your copy of the Shropshire Star today (11th March 2014) for your exclusive reader offer voucher

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Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery set to open its doors following ground-breaking restoration

Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery set to open its doors following ground-breaking restoration

Date posted: 7th March 2014

Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery at The Music Hall will open its doors on Tuesday 1 April 2014, giving people the chance to see this new showcase of Shropshire's treasures - and the newly-renovated buildings - for the first time.

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30% off the very best menus in the County

30% off the very best menus in the County

Date posted: 18th February 2014

Buy your copy of the Shropshire Star today (18th Feb 2014) for your exclusive reader offer voucher

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New Wedding Packages at Wroxeter Hotel

New Wedding Packages at Wroxeter Hotel

Date posted: 27th January 2014

Wroxeter Hotel near Shrewsbury has 2 new wedding packages to choose from, in addition to their popular traditional celebration packages:

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SPECIAL OFFER WEDDING PACKAGE AT LUDLOW CASTLE, BEACON ROOM

SPECIAL OFFER WEDDING PACKAGE AT LUDLOW CASTLE, BEACON ROOM

Date posted: 11th December 2013

Planning a spring wedding?

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Planning your wedding stationery

Planning your wedding stationery

Date posted: 10th December 2013

Planning your stationery is a big part of your wedding but with so much choice out there, where do you start?

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Winners of Shropshire County Hotels Competition Announced

Date posted: 6th December 2013

The lucky winner of Shropshire County Hotel's Autumn Competition has been announced as Angelina Burgess from Shrewsbury.

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Shropshire in 'Off The Beaten Track' on ITV, 6th December 8pm - make sure you tune in!

Shropshire in 'Off The Beaten Track' on ITV, 6th December 8pm  - make sure you tune in!

Date posted: 28th November 2013

In the fifth episode of this new series, Christine Bleakley heads to Shropshire where she explores an unusual museum, helps make natural confetti and takes part in a medieval re-enactment.

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Special Wedding Package available at Lilleshall National Sports & Conferencing Centre

Special Wedding Package available at Lilleshall National Sports & Conferencing Centre

Date posted: 27th November 2013

£2995.00 on Selected dates between April 2014 and March 2015*

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Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

Date posted: 5th November 2013

Make sure you get your Shropshire Star newspaper today (5th November 2013) as Shropshire County Hotels are offering readers the chance to dine out at one of the group’s restaurants for just £13.95 per person for a two-course lunch or dinner.

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Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

Date posted: 15th October 2013

Make sure you get your Shropshire Star newspaper today (15th October 2013) as Shropshire County Hotels are offering readers the chance to dine out at one of the group’s restaurants for just £13.95 per person for a two-course lunch or dinner.

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A successful launch for Palms Hill - a new wedding and events venue

A successful launch for Palms Hill - a new wedding and events venue

Date posted: 18th September 2013

Palms Hill - a new venue with a beautiful Victorian house, walled garden and marquee lawn has been restored by Sue and Meg Wilton-Morgan over the past four years, and the launch was held on Sunday.

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Wedding Fayre at Lilleshall National Sports & Conferencing Centre

Wedding Fayre at Lilleshall National Sports & Conferencing Centre

Date posted: 11th September 2013

Sunday 29th September, 11am-4pm

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Winter Wedding Promotion at The Lion Hotel in Shrewsbury

Winter Wedding Promotion at The Lion Hotel in Shrewsbury

Date posted: 9th September 2013

We have limited dates available for you to hold your wedding at The Lion Hotel during November 2013, January, February or March 2014 and receive the following value added extras - saving you over £2000!

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Special Offer Wedding Package at Ludlow Castle, Beacon Room

Special Offer Wedding Package at Ludlow Castle, Beacon Room

Date posted: 5th September 2013

Planning a winter wedding?

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Vote for Church Stretton & Stokesay Castle in 2013 Countryfile Magazine Awards

Vote for Church Stretton & Stokesay Castle in 2013 Countryfile Magazine Awards

Date posted: 7th August 2013

Shropshire Tourism is encouraging people to vote for Church Stretton and Stokesay Castle near Craven Arms, which have both been nominated for prestigious Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013. Voted for by members of the public, the awards celebrate the best of the British countryside.

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Ironbridge in Top 100 nominations for VirtualTourist's 8th Wonder of the World

Ironbridge in Top 100 nominations for VirtualTourist's 8th Wonder of the World

Date posted: 17th July 2013

Interim results for VirtualTourist.com's quest to crown the "8th Wonder of the World" show that Ironbridge is currently in the Top 100 out of 350 nominations. Public voting remains open through September 30th 2013.

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July 4th 2013 marks 'Independent's Day' in Shrewsbury

Date posted: 4th July 2013

Shop and business owners from Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury are working together to help promote the diverse independent businesses located on and around Wyle Cop.

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Food Festival Serves Up More Treats: Cosford Food Festival 27-28 July 2013

Food Festival Serves Up More Treats: Cosford Food Festival 27-28 July 2013

Date posted: 3rd July 2013

Later this month, food lovers from across the Midlands will get the chance to sample some of the region’s best cooked dishes and tastiest treats, as Cosford holds its first ever food festival.

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Shrewsbury Food Festival Exceeds all Expectations...

Shrewsbury Food Festival Exceeds all Expectations...

Date posted: 2nd July 2013

The first Shrewsbury Food Festival left the town buzzing as the gates opened to more than 8,000 people over the weekend - this exceeded expectations by more than 3,000 visitors! Next year's festival has already been booked and is doubling in size!

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Visit Tanners Free Wine Fair in Shrewsbury this Saturday

Date posted: 27th June 2013

This Saturday, 29th June 2013, there will be a very special FREE Wine Fair at Tanners in Shrewsbury as part of the Shrewsbury Food Festival!

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Shropshire Tourism Nominates Ironbridge for VirtualTourist's 8th Wonder of the World

Shropshire Tourism Nominates Ironbridge for VirtualTourist's 8th Wonder of the World

Date posted: 10th June 2013

Voting Now Open Through September 30

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Shropshire County Hotels Unveil New Website

Shropshire County Hotels Unveil New Website

Date posted: 7th May 2013

A group of ten luxury hotels in Shropshire joined forces nearly 20 years ago, are set to unveil a new-look website www.visitshropshirehotels.com to promote their accommodation, short breaks, restaurants and wedding and conference facilities under the umbrella brand of 'Shropshire County Hotels'.

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Lilleshall Wedding Fair Sunday 21st April 2013

Lilleshall Wedding Fair Sunday 21st April 2013

Date posted: 19th April 2013

Join us in the spectacular surroundings of Lilleshall NSC on Sunday 21st April for the Lilleshall Wedding Fair. Be inspired by some of the best wedding suppliers in the area who will be attending with various offers and discounts on the day including bridal wear, car hire, candy carts, sweet trees, stationary, photographers and more!

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Luxury hotel wedding on offer in charity auction

Luxury hotel wedding on offer in charity auction

Date posted: 22nd February 2013

COUPLES have the chance to win a wedding at a luxury resort by taking part in a charity auction on March 1st 2013. The Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Shropshire is taking part in Heart FMs on-air auction in aid of the station’s Have a Heart charity appeal.

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More investment at Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf

More investment at Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf

Date posted: 21st February 2013

A LUXURY Shropshire hotel is continuing its programme of investment with a further £70,000 development of its facilities over the coming months.

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Wedding fayre exclusive for couples looking to tie the knot

Wedding fayre exclusive for couples looking to tie the knot

Date posted: 17th January 2013

A luxury four star hotel is helping loved-up couples plan their perfect wedding with an exclusive offer in February. The prestigious Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa is inviting couples to its first wedding fayre of the season on Sunday, February 3rd 2013 with the chance to book their dream day at a special discounted price.

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Luxury hotel to host Wedding Fayres in 2013

Luxury hotel to host Wedding Fayres in 2013

Date posted: 21st December 2012

SHROPSHIRE’s premier wedding venue is giving husbands and wives to-be the opportunity to envisage their big day. The luxury four-star Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Whitchurch – part of the prestigious Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Group – is holding free Wedding Fayres on February 16 and May 19 2013.

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Luxury hotel's special offer at wedding fayre

Luxury hotel's special offer at wedding fayre

Date posted: 14th September 2012

A LUXURY four-star resort is hosting a wedding fayre with the chance for couples to take advantage of a special offer. Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Whitchurch will open its doors to brides and grooms-to-be on Sunday, September 23.

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Bridal Boutique Opening in Ludlow Thursday 13th September

Bridal Boutique Opening in Ludlow Thursday 13th September

Date posted: 7th September 2012

Ludlow is fast becoming one of the most popular locations in which to hold a wedding, with many beautiful and historic venues to choose from. Now, thanks to local resident Georgina Fitzgerald, brides-to-be can also choose Ludlow as the place in which to find their special wedding gown for the big day.

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Open evening at Shropshire's premier wedding venue

Date posted: 13th August 2012

A FOUR-STAR hotel will be showcasing what it has to offer brides and grooms-to-be at an open evening. The Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Spa and Golf in Whitchurch is opening its doors to couples looking for the perfect place for their special day.

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Luxury Hotel to Host Wedding Fayre

Luxury Hotel to Host Wedding Fayre

Date posted: 26th April 2012

SHROPSHIRE’S premier wedding venue is opening its doors to help loved-up couples picture their big day. The four-star Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Whitchurch – part of the prestigious Macdonald Hotels & Resorts group – is holding a free Wedding Fayre on Sunday, May 6.

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Romantic relationship could win a wedding

Date posted: 10th April 2012

THE search is on to find Shropshire’s most romantic couple who could win a dream wedding at a luxury hotel. The four star Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Whitchurch is giving away a wedding package, all you have to do is explain why you are the most loved up couple in the region.

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Hadley Park House Hotel Special Offer - Celebration Package

Date posted: 10th February 2012

As part of a unique set of 20.12 special offers for 2012 Hadley Park House Hotel will be offering a wedding Celebration Package throughout 2012, at a cost of £2,012.

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Special Valentine's treat at Hadley Park House Hotel

Special Valentine's treat at Hadley Park House Hotel

Date posted: 31st January 2012

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. It’s Leap Year. And Hadley Park House Hotel in Telford is also staging a romantic Wedding Fayre on Sunday, February 12th.

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Shropshire Chimney Sweep Reviving Ancient Wedding Tradition

Date posted: 20th January 2012

Shropshire chimney sweep Stephen Grogan (from Whixall near Whitchurch) is reviving an ancient wedding tradition which says that a shake of the hand by a sweep on your special day brings good luck!

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Romance is in the air at Hadley Park House Hotel

Romance is in the air at Hadley Park House Hotel

Date posted: 12th January 2012

Featured live on BBC TV on the day of Will and Kate’s Royal Wedding, Hadley Park House, in Telford, is now looking to prove itself as one of the romantic settings in Shropshire for this year’s Valentine’s Weekend.

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Tying the Knot Inside or Out?

Tying the Knot Inside or Out?

Date posted: 3rd November 2011

Getting married outdoors has been the dream of many brides over the years but only now is it possible in the Ironbridge Gorge.

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Marry in A Maze...

Marry in A Maze...

Date posted: 1st July 2011

Combermere Abbey’s Walled Gardens offer Romance and Style for outdoor weddings

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