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Today saw the royal unveiling of a new bespoke statue in memory of popular ‘Percy’ the Peacock of the Robert Jones and Agnus Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Gobowen.

Percy, who sadly passed away earlier this year due to old age, was loved by both patients and staff alike at the hospital.

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We have been awarded the prestigious Rotary International Peace Award for a National Anti-Violence Campaign. On Monday 3rd July, at the 70th Anniversary of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, the British Ironwork Centre was presented with the Peace Award for our National Anti-Violence Campaign. The Peace Award annually recognises an individual or organisation who has contributed to the furtherance of peace and understanding throughout people of the world.

 

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Hearing of the launch of Shropshire Youth Support Trust,Altrincham College near Manchester decided they wanted to help.

Altrincham College

Thruugh social media they became aware that the charity was opening a new Hub in Oswestry, Shropshire and with their metal working and craft departments closing, they decided that rather than selling the equipment, including benches, vices and anvils, they wanted them to be put to good use at the Hub.

 

 

 

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Local company Barnes & Mullins have joined our tin can appeal and have raised an impressive 6,000 tins for the British Ironwork Centre’s tin can appeal.

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Community, educational leaders and the county's politicians came forward to celebrate the first satellite hub outside of Telford, alongside them stood Shropshire’s Lord Lieutenant, Sir Algernon Heber-Percy, who is the Queen’s representative in the county and Peter Nutting. 

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This Sunday at 10am the gates will be flung open for the public at the British Ironwork Centre for the inaugural Great Penny Farthing Spectacular.

Riders will be lining the pedestrian only grounds with bicycles ranging from 150 year old Penny Farthings to vintage tricycles and Boneshakers.

The National Cycle Museum, of Llandrindod Wells, will be one of many exhibitors and individuals choosing to bring the cream of their crop to display with pride on the day.

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On Saturday 10th June at 5pm the gates were flung open for the spectacular Proms in the Park at the British Ironwork Centre near Oswestry, Shropshire.

Hundreds of guests brought their finest picnic blankets, hampers and bubbly to the lawns to enjoy an evening of classical entertainment, the likes of which have never before been seen in the town.

Pre-show performances by the Clwyd Clipper Barbershop Quartet and Lilly Whitehurst soloist violinist set the atmosphere before the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra played classical favourites to an enchanted audience. The violinist was excellent, the orchestra magnificent and the sound was second to none.

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Emptying donation bins and trawling the wishing wells is really having a great outcome for local Charity Hope House.

The entrance donations bins and the wishing wells around the site, are raising thousands, just from visitors giving their loose change.

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The Oswestry half marathon was a roaring success, because of the incredible support we are kicking it off early by allowing runners to register their interest for the 2018 Marathon For Peace.

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Today saw the Hope House fundraising team don rubber gloves and goggles to empty three wishing wells at the British Ironworks.

As you can see from the photos, the team had a great time scooping out all the coins, totalling a serious pile of money .

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