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Recognised nationally as a long-established and greatly-respected awarding body, the British Coach Tourism Awards (BCTA) aim to honour and award those in the industry who are truly exceptional at what they do for coach trips and their visitors across the UK. The awards are as much an honour as they are a representation of what all coach tourism industry professionals should aspire to be – winners represent the industry’s elite and are recognised as setting the bar for true coach tourism excellence. 

 

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Knife Angel to Travel from Liverpool to Hull

Following great success in Liverpool City, the end of January will see the Knife Angel officially embark on the next leg of its national journey to the Yorkshire city of Hull. The National Monument against Violence and Aggression has been standing proudly outside of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral for two months over the seasonal Christmas period where it has created a truly impressive stir with Liverpool’s many residents and visitors. With over a quarter million viewers able to see the Knife Angel and its incredibly strong message of anti-violence, we cannot wait to see what Hull brings for the sculpture next!

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The Bottle Top Gorilla!

24/01/2019 12:44

Ironwork’s Support Thomas Adams School with latest Environmental Project

As part of their bid to be more environmentally friendly, Thomas Adams School in Wem have been taking part in an exceptional project to raise awareness for the importance of recycling and eco-conservation. The school will be working hard over the next few months to collect thousands of bottle tops for the creation of a sculpture, igniting their children’s imaginations over using general household waste to create art. The school’s Environmental Club approached us to discuss their project ideas and challenged us to create something inspiring for their bottle tops.

 

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The Knife Angel has now been stood proudly outside of the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral since the end of November 2018. When the city approached us with their ideas to host the 27ft sculpture over the holiday period, we were completely thrilled. Originally, Liverpool was only meant to be hosting the Angel for the month of December but that soon extended to the 31st of January.

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As part of our National Hospice Support Programme, we aim to help as many UK hospices as we can to achieve their fundraising goals. We are completely inspired by the extreme dedication that these hospices have for helping each individual patient, and believe supporting them in return is simply a no-brainer.

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Honouring our Service Dogs

18/01/2019 09:49

Following the tragic and horrific stabbing of a service dog during duty, The West Mercia Police force were ignited with the idea to create something truly unique in honour of their operational and specialist police dogs. These incredible animals have been serving in forces across the nation for hundreds of years, working hard each and every day to ensure that their communities and police handlers are safe. Currently there are no memorials within Shropshire and the wider West Mercia region created specifically to honour our service dogs, which is why the West Mercia Police force have approached us with the enquiry to create one.

 

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As part of our National Hospice Support Programme, we aim to support as many hospices as we can across the UK. Offering a whole spectrum of support and services to those living with life limiting illnesses, every hospice forming a part of Hospice UK works exceptionally hard to ensure that each individual patient is sufficiently cared for. We are completely inspired by this extreme dedication which is why we believe so strongly in helping them to raise the vital funds necessary for their cause.

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Reaching 100,000 Members

14/01/2019 17:15

An Incredible Achievement for the Ironworks Centre

We are incredibly proud to announce that we have reached 100,000 members! This means that our Ironworks family is now over 100K strong and we can’t wait to see how many new members join us in 2019. With that being said, a huge thank you goes out to each and every one of our visitors.

We couldn’t have reached this amazing figure without all of your help and support throughout the years! With so many people bringing their friends and families, spreading the word out further afield, and taking the time to leave us positive reviews and feedback, you have helped us tremendously in achieving this massive number and we are extremely grateful.

 

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One of Shrewsbury’s most widely visited places is their beautiful Quarry. Featuring 29 acres of green grass, a central hedged garden filled with seasonal flowers known as ‘The Dingle’ and a first-class view of the River Severn, the Quarry is certainly not a place to be missed. In 2018 we loaned the Quarry a life-size cast iron horse, which sat proudly in The Dingle in commemoration of 100 Years since the end of WWI. The horse was a beautiful tribute to all of those lost during the war and a subtle reminder of its animal service members.

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Ironworks goes for Green

08/01/2019 17:26

The Results of our Pre-Assessment with The Green Flag Award

Initially founded in 1997 as way to help protect and breathe life back into the UK’s most important green parks and locations, The Green Flag Award now represents far more than just a way to improve neglected parklands. It is a badge of honour that aims to highlight its global winners as some of the very best in green locations all over the world. Because of this, we couldn’t turn down the opportunity to try our hand at winning one of these exclusive awards for ourselves.

 

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