Telford History

  • Dawley Spoken Word – Taters
    In a kitchen at Stone Row, Hinkshay back in 1963 a conversation was taped, possibly surreptitiously, between Grandad Oakley and Uncle Ken Oakley. […]
  • History: Telford New Town 1971
    A prospectus for Telford New Town from c1971. […]
  • History: New York Times Perspective
    The feature on Telford from an April 1975 edition of The New York Times. I really doubt many people in Telford will have seen this until now. […]
  • History: Telford, A Marvellous Way of Life
    The year is 1976, and Telford Development Corporation (TDC) need to get businesses on the ground employing people that are filling up estates such as Brookside, Stirchley, Woodside and Sutton Hill over the past few years. […]
  • Telford Advertising Leaflet c1975
    This leaflet is one of many advertising Telford as a place to move to. The Teddy Bear featured is on of Merrythoughts, and the Chair Carousel I think is the one at Blists Hill. […]
  • History: The Return to Nature c1976
    This newspaper cutting from 1976, explains the early work to reclaim the industrial wasteland around Telford including the start of the development of Dale End Park at Coalbrookdale. […]
  • Raiders of the Lost Telford Art
    There are some visual landmarks that I think might disappear over the next few years. Some almost gone already, so I thought I would capture them while I could. […]

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