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Telford History

  • What was the Ghost Advert?
    A ghost advert is the remnants of a painted on piece […]
  • Telfords Lost Pubs
    Telford has grown up quickly, and building have come […]
  • 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. […]
  • RIP Ironbridge Power Station
    From it's dominating position on the banks of the River Severn, today the Ironbridge Power Station cooling towers will run cold and breathe steam no more. […]
  • Family Park for TelfordHistory: Telford Town Park
    In what would become Telford, green rolling hills were in short supply. This article from 1971 has a cute line drawing portraying an artists impression of what the Town Park could eventually become. […]
  • 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. […]

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