Old Style Coach Trip Comes To Telford

Published on 04 October 2012

Two coaches drawn by four horses each will visit Telford on Friday 12 October.

They will be covering a 100 mile route from Birmingham, travelling anti-clockwise round Birmingham, via the National Memorial Arboretum, through Telford and on to Shrewsbury. Reaching its destination of The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury late on Friday.

The tour is in support of Help for Heroes this year.

On Friday the tour will set off from Shifnal and descend into the Severn Valley passing through Ironbridge at around 10.30am.

This will be a fantastic site for all to see, especially as 200 years ago horse drawn coaches helped drive the success of the Industrial Revolution.

The coaches are likely to stop outside the Tontine Hotel or the Ironbridge Museum and there may be staff from Blists Hill Museum in costume to greet the coaches and add to the authenticity of the event.

Cllr Arnold England, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Well-being, said: "This will be a spectacular site to see. I would like to encourage as many people as possible to stop and greet these coaches - The Monarch and The Nimrod - and wish all their travellers well on their journey."

For more information on The Middle England Autumn Coaching Tour, call Eric Moss on 07909535429.

Last updated 04/10/2012

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