HORSING ABOUT IN IRONBRIDGE GORGE
Saturday 11th June at Blists Hill Victorian Town
On Saturday, 11th June Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will stage
a special event to demonstrate the important role played by horses in daily life over a
hundred years ago. Around ten horses across a range of breeds and sizes will be on show,
some wearing traditional harness while others will be highly decorated as they would have
appeared on high days and holidays.
Amongst the special equine visitors will be several Shires, a Clydesdale and a Welsh pony;
there will also be a chance to see a mare with her young foal and visitors will be able to
watch the farrier at work shoeing horses in the town’s own blacksmith’s forge. Contrasting
with the enormous size of these beautiful animals, there will also be an exhibition of
miniature horse drawn vehicles and implements in the Goods Shed by the Guild of Model
Wheelwrights. As always there will also be the chance to ride on the back of a horse drawn
carriage (extra charge).
A Passport, to all ten of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums valid for twelve months and
multiple return visits, costs £22.50 per adult, £18.25 for the 60 plus, £14.75 for
students and children and £61.50 for a family of two adults and three children aged
up to 18 years in full time education; under 5s free. Individual museum entry tickets
are also available.
The museums are open seven days a week from 10am until 5pm; activities and workshops
vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge in addition to the museum admission
fee. For further information, contact the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on Tel: 01952
433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk. The Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54
motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6).
- Ends For press enquiries, images or a facility visit, please contact:
Pat Edgar
Paul Gossage / Richard Aldred
PR Matters
Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Tel: 01494 764932 / Fax: 01494 764408
Mobile: 07836 786043
Email: [email protected]
Pat Edgar, PR Matters
Brambling House, 7 Finch Lane
Little Chalfont, Bucks HP7 9NE
Tel: 01494 764932
Mobile:07836 786043
Fax: 01494 764408
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.PR-Matters.co.uk
Tel: 01952 435900 / Fax: 01952 435999
Email: [email protected]
February 2011.
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