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The Oswestry branch of the Guide Dogs Association were offered a helping hand to dramatically improve the money raised for their cause. The Guide Dogs Association aim to provide support for those who are blind or partially sighted by breaking down physical barriers and giving them the confidence and skills needed to live the life they choose.

Fundraisers from the branch had been trying to sell their wares at all sorts of events and markets, but were often struggling to gain interest due to bad weather conditions and a lack of footfall. We decided to offer them a merchandise stall within our showroom and visitor centre.

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Something Ideal for the Ideal Home Show
Ironworks to Create a Display for the 2019 Ideal Home Show

Back in 2017, the Ironworks were given the opportunity to be involved in The Grand Designs Live event by creating a bespoke display. Considered to be the UK’s most flamboyant, ambitious and creative display of building and design projects, The Grand Designs Live offers a unique taste of top expert advice, new product launches and the opportunity to interact with specialist exhibitors from all across the UK and beyond.

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Tourist Information Awards

19/12/2018 15:40

The Ironworks Lead the Way in Shropshire Tourism Recognition

Every year the county of Shropshire sees 15 million visitors entering its borders, with many of them choosing to visit us right here at the centre. This brings in a whopping £800m to our county economy, highlighting tourism as one of Shropshire’s largest and most fruitful industries. Shropshire is a beautiful county brimming with unique charm and fascinating things to see and do, but without tourist information centres and points it wouldn’t be half as popular as it is.

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Christmas Jumper Day 2018

17/12/2018 16:09

Staff at The British Ironwork Centre take their silliness very seriously for Christmas Jumper Day!

Friday December 14th has seen staffat The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry put on their warmest, wackiest and most wonderful festive woollies to raise money for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

Festive silliness swept the nation as millions of people in schools, offices and homes up and down the country donate £2 to sport a festive sweater for the day. Staff arrived in work this Friday morning sporting a rainbow of festive knits to fully embrace that jolly spirit.

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The Ironwork’s New Christmas Display 

Officially the largest specialist school in Wales, St Christopher’s School in Wrexham dedicates itself to providing the very best education and opportunities for each individual student that enters its doors. With the school’s motto being ‘Building a Future’, their dedicated staff and governors work tirelessly every day to ensure that each student leaves their school equipped with the necessary skills and resources to follow their desired path within society.

 

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Knife Angel Making Huge Waves in Liverpool

Now stood proudly next to Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral until the 31st of January, the 27ft Knife Angel is already making a huge impact whilst on the first leg of its UK tour. With the incredible help from Everton Football Club, the Royal Liverpool Hospital and the cathedral itself, Liverpool have pulled out all the stops to ensure that our National Monument against Violence and Aggression gets all of the limelight that it deserves.

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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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