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Plan for World Heritage Site set for submission to UNESCO

April 12, 2017 |

Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet is being asked to give the green light for a plan to manage the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site to be submitted to both Central Government and UNESCO.

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Jeff’s 1,000-foot peak challenge

April 4, 2017 |

Having already become the first person to identify and climb all Staffordshire’s (in 2012) and Cheshire’s (in 2014) 1,000-foot peaks, intrepid hill walker Jeff Kent has repeated his feat with Shropshire’s (197) 1,000-foot peaks!

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A seat in history – by George Evans

March 14, 2017 |

For this story about old Wellington you will need your imagination. I want you to come with me, ‘in your mind’ to a seat, the one by the Holyhead Road outside Morris Care, the old Wrekin Hospital. There we will look around and I will tell you about the many historical places you can see, mostly without getting up. They show you various aspects of the place’s history spanning over three thousand years.

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German bomber wings its way to RAF Cosford

February 6, 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.  The new arrival is the sixth aircraft to wing its way to Cosford in the last few months and completes the Museum’s new line-up in preparation for the RAF Centenary in 2018.

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150 Years of Faith – ‘a warts and all’ history

February 2, 2017 |

By Terry Gilder

Some churches in Victorian England were so popular that members of congregations were paying to reserve a seats in age when it was unknown for people to attend twice on Sundays.
Non-conformist churches, including the Methodists, were particularly adept at asking for a fee of a few pence each week and in that way were short of regular collections for the maintenance of church buildings.

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Who put all this rubbish up? – By George Evans

January 6, 2017 |

As I write it’s early December, a brilliant sunshiny day and I’m looking forward to a visit from my great grandchildren.

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The Nation Remembers

November 11, 2016 |

In this armistice and remembrance commemoration month of November, local author Chris Owen recalls both Wellington’s and the national response to the aftermath of The Great War.

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Wellington History Group – Next Talk

October 10, 2016 |

Wellington History Group’s next talk will be on Wednesday 19 October 2016 at 7.30pm in Wellington Library. Read More

Wellington in the Great War

June 30, 2016 |

Friday 1 July 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. The battle was the largest on the Western Front fought between the Allied forces of France and Britain against the German Empire. The British Army was assisted by soldiers from around the Empire including those from Australia, India, New Zealand and Canada.

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