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Celebrate Harvest Festival (27th August 2015)

Celebrate Harvest Festival

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Sunday, 27th September as they celebrate the annual harvest in traditional fashion.

Go along to the small Mission Church at 12noon where the Townsfolk will be singing hymns in celebration of this year’s harvest. Afterwards join the celebrations in the Pleasure Gardens, where there will be an open air service from 2pm. The best of the season’s produce will also be on display for all to admire.

As the celebrations take place, the Victorian townsfolk will still be going about their daily lives in the authentic houses and shops, baking bread, counting coins at the Bank and talking about Victorian remedies in the Chemist. Craftsmen will also be at work in the artisans’ corner. Chat to the townsfolk then enjoy a celebratory pint in the New Inn or portion of traditionally prepared fish and chips from the town’s Fried Fish Dealer. 

Blists Hill Victorian Town is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, which collectively won a top Gold Award in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015.

Blists Hill is open 10am to 5pm; a great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing unlimited entry into all ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums costs £27.95 per adult, £21.50 for seniors, £16.95 for children under 18, £68 for a family of two adults and all their children and £50 for a family with one adult; under 5s free (terms and conditions apply); Passports can also be bought online in advance saving 10% and individual entry tickets are available at each museum. Activities and workshops vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge.

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).