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Follow a Victorian ghost story trail at Blists Hill Victorian Town half-term 22nd - 30th October

Families who visit Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge between 22nd and 30th October are invited to follow a Victorian ghost story trail around the historic streets. Discover how famous authors of the time, including Charles Dickens, wrote hugely popular works about spirits, ghosts, fog-shrouded graves and mysterious reflections appearing in mirrors. Some of the most famous stories will be included in the spooky trail.
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Choccy Choccy Bang Bang: Cadbury World unveils truly scrumptious creation

Rev up your engines and get ready to take to the skies as Cadbury World reveals its fantasmagorical tribute to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
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Watch Queen Victoria’s Royal household drama on TV then experience everyday Victorian life at Blists Hill Victorian Town

You’ve seen the fascinating life in the royal household at the start of Queen Victoria’s reign on the current ITV series, now find out what it was like for the working man and woman at Blists Hill, a recreated Victorian Town near Ironbridge, Shropshire where costumed ‘townsfolk’ go about their daily lives.
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Celebrate harvest home at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Sunday 18th September

The residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge will be celebrating harvest time at a traditional festival on Sunday, 18th September with a display of produce and a thanksgiving service.
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Boom Boom! Basil Brush makes his return to Cadbury World!

The nation’s favourite fox is set to make a return to Cadbury World from 10th – 11th September, as guests prepare for another laughter-filled weekend.
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Roald Dahl and his RAF journey to literacy stardom

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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Love the slow life. Love Shropshire.

Ironbridge

You would think, wouldn't you, that the county in which the modern Olympic movement was founded (in a town called Much Wenlock) would be prone to being boastful. That the county would have a giant sign saying 'Birthplace of Darwin'. Or it would never stop broadcasting the fact that the Industrial Revolution began here in the workshops and forges of Ironbridge.

But this wouldn't be very Shropshire-like. This is a gentle, unspoiled place inhabited by warm, welcoming people who must wake up most days grinning at their good fortune.

Shropshire is located to the west of the region bordering Wales, and really feels like it's off the beaten track. It's full of fresh clean air and green open spaces. You'll discover the county town of Shrewsbury (birthplace of Darwin), half timbered buildings, little independent shops and tea rooms. Not a single mega store.

Meanwhile, and not too far away, there is Ludlow. Recently named the greatest town in Britain and England's finest market town - it's famous for its country events and excellent food, and home to an enchanting castle.

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