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 us all to come together to celebrate.
Telford is an ambitious and evolving town in the West Midlands, and continues to make its mark as a place of innovation, invention and technology.
Named after the 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.
You can find out more about Telford's 50th, and the range of celebrations and events that will take place in the town, at: www.telford50.co.uk/