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Publication: 26th August 2010


Monk or Murderer Who Do You Think You Are?

Fans of the BBC¹s Who do you think you are, celebrity programme can join in their own family history research by attending a free local event at St Leonard¹s Church, Beoley over first weekend in October.

Publication: 25th August 2010

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Meet Your Knight In Shining Armour

If you are feeling a bit blue that the summer is drawing to a close, what better way of seeing the season out with a bang than at Stokesay Castle, where a duo of knights in shining armour are waiting to fight for your honour!

Publication: 25th August 2010

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2011 at the Shakespeare Houses

2011 is set to be an exciting year for groups at the five Shakespeare Houses in Stratford-upon-Avon. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT), which manages the historic properties, is delighted to announce a number of exciting new initiatives and opportunities for groups next year.

Publication: 25th August 2010

Shugborough this Bank Holiday

Children and adults alike will have a chance to play traditional Victorian children’s games in the fresh air of Shugborough this Bank Holiday.

Publication: 24th August 2010

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600 Years of History in One Weekend!

From the Normans to the English Civil War, 600 years of English history and warfare will be on display over the August bank holiday weekend at Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden in a stunning two-day event looking at Kenilworth Through the Ages!

Publication: 24th August 2010

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Cannons Primed For The Siege Of Goodrich!

The pyrotechnics are being prepared at Goodrich Castle ahead of the site’s spectacular Bank Holiday weekend Civil War event. Visit on Sunday 29 or Monday 30 August to see a Royalist garrison try bravely to protect the castle while under siege from the Parliamentarian army!

Publication: 22nd August 2010

Recycled bottle and sheet glass; blown and enamelled	 Photographed by Xin Li and Keane Lau

International Festival of Glass Arrives

Stourbridge and the surrounding area have been providing the world with the finest crystal and glassware for over 400 years.

Publication: 12th August 2010

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Free Events Open Across Shropshire

Hidden gems and family favourites across Shropshire will open free as part of Britain’s annual Heritage Open Days – a four-day celebration of heritage and architecture this September.

Publication: 12th August 2010

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Drayton Manor Park Hotel Live Photo Stream

Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has launched a live photo stream to show the construction of its new hotel, which means interested parties can watch it being built, brick by brick.

Publication: 12th August 2010

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Parliamentarians Take Kenilworth Castle

Cromwell’s men are in town, and they are looking for new recruits to join the Parliamentarian forces this summer at Kenilworth Castle as English Heritage’s Time Travellers lay siege to the castle from Monday 16 to Friday 20 August 2010!

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