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Milestones

Come and visit our digital screen at the Southwater ground floor - there are over 500 images brought together as a digital archive with important milestones in Telford’s development.



1968
Telford was established as a new town

Telford was established as a new town.


1969
Family skiing on The
Wrekin during Winter 1969

Family skiing on The Wrekin during Winter 1969.


1970
Telford teenagers enjoying Carnival in Oakengates

Telford teenagers enjoying Carnival in Oakengates.


1971
Telford United won FA Challenge Trophy, beating Hillingdon 3-2

Telford United won FA Challenge Trophy, beating Hillingdon 3-2.



1972
Duke of Edinburgh opens Madeley Court School and Recreation Centre.

Duke of Edinburgh opens Madeley Court School and Recreation Centre.


1973
Aerial view of the newly developed Woodside Housing Estate.

Aerial view of the newly developed Woodside Housing Estate.


1974
Miners working on the coal face at Granville Colliery.

Miners working on the coal face at Granville Colliery.


1975
Ladies working on the great British brand Ever Ready production line formally located on Hinkshay Road near Telford Town Park.

Staff working on the great British brand Ever Ready production line formerly located on Hinkshay Road near Telford Town Park.



1976
Telford Shopping Centre Fashion showcases the latest trends in 1970’s fashion.

Telford Shopping Centre Fashion showcases the latest trends in 1970’s fashion.


1977
Prime Minister James Callaghan visits Telford to open the Silkin Way.

Prime Minister James Callaghan visits Telford to open the Silkin Way.


1978
Teenage residents of Sutton Hill in Summer 78.

Teenage residents of Sutton Hill in Summer 78.


1979
Super Saturday when Camel racing took place in Telford Town.

Super Saturday Camel racing in Telford Town.



1981
HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Telford Shopping centre.

HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Telford Shopping centre.


1982
The famous Coracle maker Eustace Rogers in Ironbridge Gorge in 1982.

The famous Coracle maker Eustace Rogers in Ironbridge Gorge in 1982.


1983
Telford motorway link / M54 opens.

Telford motorway link / M54 opens.


1984
HRH Princess Anne opens Telford Ice Rink.

HRH Princess Anne opens Telford Ice Rink.



1985
Telford Speedway is hosted at Telford Ice Rink.

Telford Speedway is hosted at Telford Ice Rink.


1986
Ironbridge was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO.

Telford Central station opens / The Ironbridge Gorge is awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO.


1987
HRH Prince Charles visits Ironbridge.

HRH Prince Charles visits Ironbridge.


1988
Princess Diana the Princess of Wales visits Thomas Parker School.

Princess Diana the Princess of Wales visits Thomas Parker School.



1989
Telford United win FA Trophy against Macclesfield, 1-0.

Telford United win FA Trophy against Macclesfield, 1-0.


1990
The Princess Royal Hospital opened

The Princess Royal Hospital opens.


1991
Thomas Telford school was established

Thomas Telford school was established.