years ago… The iconic iPhone 3G phone model was released.
years ago… Google, the world’s favourite search engine was founded
years ago… Hello! Magazine is launched in the UK
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 50 birthday, marking the date of the Designation of the New Town, a
significant milestone in the on-going development of our town and a fantastic
opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate.
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.
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.
In telling the story of the 50 years of Telford there is more about Telford to discover,
in addition to its extensive history and heritage. Find out about our special
places, green spaces, lovely people and exciting events by visiting Discover
But what is it that really makes Telford
special nowadays? Make sure you visit
now section. There
are some amazing facts there that you might not have known about!