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‘Fresh Perspectives’ – A FREE conference to Help museums build resilience


The Ironbridge Gorge Museums – 17th and 18th March

As part of its Major Partner Museum and Museum Development Programmes, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is organising a free two-day conference to help other museums and heritage organisations to build resilience and inspire new ways of thinking.

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Kids curate and create at Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge School 2 week art project inspired by ‘Shifting Worlds’ exhibitions.


An exciting art project is taking place at Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge CE School with the support of Meadow Arts and Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.

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


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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Another successful year for The Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival...

The 2016 Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival has come to a successful conclusion again, some 600 walkers have walked 6000 miles over 9 days, including 8 who completed over 50 miles and a further 15 who completed over 100 miles.

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Apley Farm Shop butcher strikes gold


Apley Farm Shop struck gold this weekend at a prestigious competition for sausages & pies. Butchers John Callinswood & Craig Whitehouse won a gold award (97/100) for their traditional pork sausage & a silver award (94/100) - Pork Stilton & Spring Onion – just 1 point off another gold award.

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Apley Farm Shop & AJ Edwards supporting Telford homeless charity


A J Edwards [fresh produce] of Shrewsbury who supplies Apley Farm Shop with fruit & vegetables has donated 300 bananas to runners fundraising for a local homeless charity, Stay Telford, who are celebrating 25 yrs of supporting homeless people in Telford. The Beckbury Trail, a 9km circular run, is taking place on Sunday 15 November, starting & finishing outside the Seven Stars pub in Beckbury.

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Big Little Things Florist & Giftware Store Opened at Apley Farm Shop


Florist & giftware store newly opened at Apley Farm Shop

Shropshire-based wedding florists Big Little Things opened their floristry & giftware shop on Saturday 31st October 2015. The shop is located at Apley Farm Shop, Norton between Telford & Bridgnorth, complementing the site’s Courtyard Shopping & as a popular tourist destination.

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Bill Bryson praises ‘serene and pretty’ Ironbridge in new book!


Best-selling travel author Bill Bryson has written about a visit to Shropshire in his new book, The Road To Little Dribbling, which came out last week.

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Iron Bridge ‘disguised’ in multi-coloured rags by artist at Ironbridge (town)


The iconic Iron Bridge in Shropshire, built in 1779 by Abraham Darby III and symbol of the Industrial Revolution, became the focal point for an art installation, Weighty Friend, led by Artist in Residence Faye Claridge with the assistance of 50 volunteers on Saturday, 10th October.

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Derelict to Michelin in 18 months!


Just 18 months after revamping an iconic Shropshire Coaching Inn, owners Mel and Martin Board have developed the site threefold, turning a dilapidated pub and barns into a Michelin guide experience.

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