ago…The iconic iPhone 3G phone model was released.
20 years ago….
Google, the world’s favourite search engine was founded
ago…Hello! Magazine is launched in the UK
40 years ago …
Louise Brown becomes the world's first “test tube” baby
And 50 years
ago, Telford was born!
On 29 November 2018
Telford will reach its 50th birthday, marking the date of the Designation of
the New Town, a significant milestone in the on-going development
of our town and is a fantastic opportunity for communities to come together to
Telford is an ever evolving and developing town in the West Midlands
which continues to make its mark as a place of innovation, invention and
technology harking back to its industrial heritage and significant
history. Telford has drive, ambition and
energy and we want to highlight and celebrate the town’s exceptional momentum
and our exciting future as a great place to
live, work in or to visit.
gives us an opportunity to celebrate Telford’s heritage, many achievements and
its exciting future as a developing and growing town, named after the
famous civil engineer Thomas Telford, Telford is often called the “birthplace
of industry” due to places in the borough such as the Ironbridge Gorge that are
internationally recognised for their key role in the industrial revolution.
Ironbridge Gorge is also a scenic tourist destination and part of UNESCO
World Heritage Site.
Although there is
much to celebrate from our extensive history and heritage, in telling the story
of the 50 years of Telford there
is so much more about Telford to discover. Find out more about our special
places, green spaces, lovely people and exciting events by visiting Discover Telford
Telford is a place
that is constantly changing – we are proud to be the fastest growing town in
the West Midlands and are now seeing a significant investment and regeneration
that will further put our Borough on the map.
Let’s not forget
that Telford is simply a happy place to live in - we have been listed in the
top ten happiest places to live in the UK (Rightmove survey,
2014). Now we’re making
it an even better place. Discover 50 things to do in
Telford is a great place to live and the
exciting year of celebrations that we have planned will bring thousands of
people together and show the pride that we have in our fantastic community.