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From colliery to country park: the story of Severn Valley Country Park in pictures  

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A fascinating talk on Thursday 12 March 2015 at 7.30pm will be given by the chairman of Severn Valley Country Park Supporters Group, looking at the history, development and wildlife of the park from its inception to present day.

Severn Valley Country Park opened in June 1992, after a six-year reclamation project.  The history of the site began in the 1800s with coal mining in Highley.  In 1936 coal production moved to Alveley when, at its peak, 300,000 tonnes of coal were being produced   annually.  If you were an early visitor to the country park look out for yourself in old photographs!

Prices for the talk are: adults £4, children £2, members of Shropshire Wildlife Trust £3.  Ticket price includes a hot drink and a slice of cake during the interval.

Booking is essential: to book your place, please call 01746 781192.