Telford 50 is Coming Soon...

Telford 50 book - The Ironbridge Ogre

The Ironbridge Ogre book Launch image
The Ironbridge Ogre is a young children's mythical story book set in the heart of Telford, Shropshire.
It is written and illustrated by Toni Sian Williams - illustrator of local legendary tale 'The Wrekin Giant'.

The story has been created in celebration of 50 years of Telford – children will enjoy a charming tale, as its characters go to visit lots of wonderful places in Telford.

The official launch of the book is on Thursday, 1 November – Southwater One Library, 11am -2pm.
Take your children to this entertaining event, they will get to see the original drawings and character models as well as meet the REAL LIFE OGRE!

Copies of the book will be on sale in the library and Toni Sian Williams (author & illustrator) will be signing them.

Prior to the launch, every primary school in Telford will receive a limited edition copy of the book as a special gift from Telford & Wrekin Council to celebrate. The schools will also receive a lesson plan to create lessons based on the story.

£1 from each book sale going back into the community to local charities and causes around Telford.

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