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Telford
Telford
/ˈtɛlfərd/ ( listen) is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin
Telford and Wrekin
and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13 miles (21 km) east of Shrewsbury, and 30 miles (48 km) north west of Birmingham. With an estimated population (for the borough) of 170,300 in 2010 and around 155,000 in Telford itself,[1] Telford
Telford
is the largest town in Shropshire, and one of the fastest-growing towns in the United Kingdom.[2] It is named after civil engineer Thomas Telford,[3] who engineered many road and rail projects in Shropshire. The town was put together in the 1960s and 1970s as a new town on previously industrial and agricultural land and smaller towns. Like other planned towns of the era, Telford
Telford
was created from the merger of other, smaller settlements, most notably the towns of Wellington, Oakengates, Madeley and Dawley. Many of the New Town's newer inhabitants were originally from Birmingham
Birmingham
or Wolverhampton. Telford
Telford
Shopping Centre, a modern shopping mall, was constructed at the new town's geographical centre, along with an extensive Town Park. The M54 motorway
M54 motorway
was completed in 1983, improving the town's road links with the West Midlands conurbation. On Telford's southern boundaries is the Ironbridge
Ironbridge
Gorge, a scenic tourist destination and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town advertises itself as "The Birthplace of Industry", due to it having Coalbrookdale
Coalbrookdale
and other places in the Ironbridge Gorge
Ironbridge Gorge
area, within its boundary. These areas are internationally recognised as being important to the Industrial Revolution, and being to a large extent constructed on the Shropshire
Shropshire
Coalfield.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Early history 1.2 Modern history

2 Geography 3 Governance 4 Demography 5 Economy 6 Landmarks 7 Education 8 Transport 9 Notable people 10 Sport 11 Closest cities, towns and villages 12 References 13 External links

History[edit] Early history[edit]

Sunnycroft
Sunnycroft
near Wellington

Early settlement in the area was thought to be on the land that sloped up from the Weald Moors
Weald Moors
(an area north of the town centre) towards the line along which the Roman Watling Street
Watling Street
was built. Farmland surrounded three large estates in the 10th century, namely Wellington, Wrockwardine
Wrockwardine
and Lilleshall.[4] From the 13th century there was urban development in Wellington and Madeley, where Wenlock Priory
Wenlock Priory
founded a new town. Six monastic houses, founded in the 11th and 12th centuries, had large interests in the area's economic growth. They collectively acquired almost half of the area, and profited from coal and ironstone mines and iron smithies on their estates.[4] Modern history[edit]

The Beatties
Beatties
department store at the west end of Telford
Telford
Shopping Centre, which was renamed House of Fraser
House of Fraser
in early 2007.

Telford
Telford
Plaza in Telford
Telford
Town Centre.

The New Town was first designated on 16 January 1963 as Dawley
Dawley
New Town, covering 9,100 acres (37 km2) of Dawley, Wenlock, Oakengates, Wellington Rural District and Shifnal
Shifnal
Rural District.[5] Development started, guided by the Dawley
Dawley
New Town Development Corporation, with the first homes on the new Sutton Hill housing estate being occupied in 1967. Initial planning and design concepts for Dawley
Dawley
New Town were produced by the Birmingham-based John Madin Design Group. The Minister proposed an extension of 12,000 acres (49 km2) in 1968 (taking in the historic area of Ironbridge
Ironbridge
Gorge), which saw objections and a public inquiry take place[citation needed]. The Dawley
Dawley
New Town (Designation) Amendment (Telford) Order was made on 29 November 1968, extending the New Town area by 10,143 acres (41.05 km2) of "land lying within the urban districts of Oakengates
Oakengates
and Wellington and the rural districts of Shifnal
Shifnal
and Wellington".[6] This Order also renamed the new town Telford, after the Scottish-born civil engineer Thomas Telford
Thomas Telford
who, in 1787, became Surveyor of Public Works for Shropshire. Other suggested names at the time were Dawelloak and Wrekin
Wrekin
Forest City. Most of the infrastructure was constructed from the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s with the major housing and commercial development occurring over three decades up to the early 1990s when the Development Corporation was wound up to be replaced by Commission for the New Towns, later English Partnerships, and most of the property was handed over to the then Wrekin
Wrekin
District Council. Telford
Telford
was now 25 years old and was firmly established as one of the most important towns in the region. In 1983, after fierce opposition and three public enquiries,[7] the M54 motorway
M54 motorway
was completed, connecting the town to the M6 and thence the rest of the UK's motorway network. Other major roads are the A5, A518 and A442, which is commonly known as the Eastern Primary or EP, and is officially branded Queensway. Many of the new town's residents were originally from the West Midlands conurbation, which includes Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Dudley and Walsall. The vast majority of the council house tenants in Telford were rehoused from inner city Birmingham. Some individuals still refuse to put Telford
Telford
in their address, instead using the original local name (such as Wellington or Dawley) and often citing the existence of Town Councils as support for the argument "you can't live in a town in a town," e.g. Wellington(Town) Telford(Town). The new town's residents who arrived in the 1960s and 1970s earned the unwanted nickname "overspill" from people living in the existing towns and villages. In 2007, a £250 million regeneration plan for the town centre was announced, which will include the pedestrianisation of the road surrounding the shopping centre, and the creation of new cafés, bars and shops which will lead to 1,750 new jobs.[8] The reason for this expansion is that the original "centre" was only ever a shopping place with no real heart (See Shropshire
Shropshire
Star 3 June 2004). Since the "centre" closed early evening, there was no nightlife at all in the area, the only major local entertainment areas being in Oakengates
Oakengates
and Wellington. The first phase of the town centre development, named Southwater, was completed in 2014.[9] The official opening ceremony on 18 October 2014 included live music and fireworks. The area comprises a refurbished library, various chain restaurants, Cineworld
Cineworld
IMAX Cinema, bowling alley/arcade and a new multi-storey car park.[10] Geography[edit]

The Wrekin
The Wrekin
overlooks the town

Telford
Telford
town centre lies about 21 kilometres (13 mi) east/south-east of Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury
and 24 kilometres (15 mi) north-west of Wolverhampton. The town comprises 7,803 hectares (30.13 square miles) and its southern and eastern parts, between the Severn Gorge and Donnington Wood, include the East Shropshire
Shropshire
coalfield. North and north-west Telford
Telford
lie beyond the coalfield's boundary fault on sandstone beds which, along with other Triassic
Triassic
formations, prevail over much of the North Shropshire
Shropshire
plain. The town centre stands on a watershed, with land to the south draining towards the River Severn, and to the north the land slopes gently down towards the Weald Moors. The town is dominated by the Wrekin, a large hill of 407 m (1335 ft),[11] located south-west of Wellington, straddling the border with the unitary Shropshire
Shropshire
Council (before the latter's creation in 2009 the borough of Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury
and Atcham).[4] Governance[edit]

Ward map; Telford
Telford
urban area highlighted in orange, within the Telford and Wrekin
Wrekin
borough.

For more information on Parish divisions, see list of civil parishes in Shropshire.

Within the borough of Telford
Telford
& Wrekin, the town is entirely parished. Telford
Telford
has no single town council because of this, and the Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin
Telford and Wrekin
is also de facto the town's mayor.[citation needed] The town is also divided into Wards, within the Telford and Wrekin
Telford and Wrekin
borough. These are used for electoral purposes and demographic surveys. Telford
Telford
was created politically – but its attempts to make a cohesive town from the fusion of other independent, smaller towns: Wellington, Madeley, Hadley, Oakengates, Dawley, Ironbridge
Ironbridge
and Donnington have largely been successful. Despite this, the town has much clearer divisions than in other older towns, such as nearby Shrewsbury, which have developed into one consolidated urban area over time. Some small settlements to the south such as a part of Ironbridge
Ironbridge
and Broseley, while part of the Telford
Telford
Urban Area, are administered by Shropshire
Shropshire
Council. Telford
Telford
is the only settlement within the Telford
Telford
parliamentary constituency, which was held by Labour from its creation in 1997 until the 2015 General Election. The current MP is Lucy Allan (Conservative). Some suburbs, such as Wellington, are located in The Wrekin, which has varying support between the Conservatives and Labour, due to its mix of rural and urban (Newport) areas. Conservative Mark Pritchard was reelected as MP in 2015. Telford
Telford
is administratively part of the West Midlands region. Demography[edit]

M54 (B'HAM) -> <- A5 (S'BURY) Shifnal Broseley Coalport Ironbridge Madeley Coalbrook-    dale Sutton Hill Leighton R. Severn Buildwas Little Wenlock Telford
Telford
TC Horsehay Stirchley Hollinswood Dawley Malinslee The Rock Lawley The Wrekin Hadley Ketley Arleston Leegomery Wellington Admaston Wrockwardine Oakengates St George's and Priorslee Donnington Trench Muxton Lilleshall Horton A clickable link map of the component towns of Telford
Telford
and surrounding villages.

In 1963 Dawley
Dawley
new town was intended to take 50,000 people from the West Midlands conurbation[12] and so to grow to a town of 70,000 or more. By 1968 Telford
Telford
was intended to take an additional 50,000 and grow to a town of 220,000 or more by 1991. By 1983, however, Telford's population was just under 108,000, and it was generally thought that it might not reach 120,000 by the late 1980s.[4] Telford
Telford
has a younger than average population, and a higher rate of teenage pregnancy than the national average, as well as relatively high levels of income deprivation with 15% of residents living in low income households. In addition the level of statutorily homeless households in 2004/05 was above average for England.[13] The Telford and Wrekin
Wrekin
area is a popular commuter zone, containing some relatively rural areas in the North and West of the borough. These are popular with commuters to the West Midlands conurbation, due to the good transport links provided by the A5/M54. Telford's population is predominantly White, comprising 93.8% of the population. The next largest ethnic group is those of Asian descent, comprising 3.3% of the population, which is again less than the West Midlands at 8.0%, and England
England
at 5.3%.[14] However, the town and borough remains comparatively more ethnically diverse than the ceremonial county, with South Shropshire
Shropshire
for example being 97.8% white.[15] Economy[edit]

Population and Employment[16]

Date Population No. of Jobs % of Jobs on Ind. Estates

1968 74,750 35,671 1.4

1969 76,200 35,710 2.4

1970 78,200 35,948 5.1

1971 80,800 36,191 7.2

1972 84,200 36,743 9.3

1973 87,100 39,861 11.4

1974 89,000 40,928 13.2

1975 90,000 40,986 12.3

1976 93,980 42,036 14.9

1977 97,900 43,637 15.4

1978 100,300 44,681 16.8

1979 102,000 44,247 18.2

1980 104,200 42,397 18.3

1981 104,200 39,414 16.8

1982 106,600 38,852 18.2

1983 107,700 39,037 19.9

During the economic crisis of the late 1960s (with unemployment doubling nationally during the second half of the decade), unemployment in the then-new town was initially high. However, in 1967 Halesfield Industrial Estate was founded on the south-eastern edge of the town – the first real answer to Telford's unemployment problems. Other large estates followed, in 1973 with Stafford
Stafford
Park just east of the town centre and in 1979 with Hortonwood, to the north, helping ease the unemployment crisis in a decade which saw an almost unbroken rise in unemployment. In total, half a million square metres of factory space were provided between 1968 and 1983, making Telford
Telford
an attractive investment area.[17] By 1976, Telford
Telford
had begun to recruit industry from the USA, Europe, and Japan. The foreign firms required larger factories, and they began to be built at Stafford
Stafford
Park. By 1983 over 2,000 jobs in Telford
Telford
were provided by around 40 (mostly American) foreign companies.[18] In contrast to industry in the Black Country
Black Country
at the time, these new companies focused on high-technology industries rather than the heavy and metal-finishing industries.[19] The new arrivals included the American company Unimation
Unimation
and three firms from Japan: Nikon
Nikon
UK Ltd., which opened a warehouse at Halesfield in 1983;[20] video tape manufacturers Hitachi Maxell
Hitachi Maxell
at Apley Castle in 1983;[21] and office equipment manufacturers Ricoh, who took a 22-acre (89,000 m2) site for a factory at Priorslee next to the M54, and formed the first in Telford's new enterprise zone.[22][23] Consequently, from the later 1970s, Telford
Telford
began to attract high-technology firms and to diversify its industry, and the promotion of the Service industry also began to prosper, in the Telford
Telford
Town Centre area. However, a deepening national recession meant that, despite the creation of new jobs, there were net job losses from 1979. Unemployment grew from 3.4 per cent in 1969 to over 8 per cent in 1972 and 22.3 per cent (almost double the national average) in 1983; long-term unemployment rose even faster. Nevertheless, the rate of increase in unemployment was slowing down by 1983 and was making some progress against national and regional trends.[24] Unemployment in Telford
Telford
was still around the 20% mark – nearly double the national average at the time – as late as 1986. The Lawson Boom of the next three years saw that figure fall dramatically by the end of the decade, only for it to rise to a similarly high figure again by 1992 as a result of the early 1990s recession.[25]

The 2014 Southwater development just south of the shopping centre

Telford
Telford
has attracted several large IT services companies, including EDS who support the MOD contract from the Euston Park site, as well as a vast array of clients across the world from the Plaza building. Also Capgemini
Capgemini
and Fujitsu
Fujitsu
employ a significant number of staff in the area, mainly supporting their governmental client, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The expansion in these job sectors provided a great asset to Telford's economic recovery after 1992. By August 2007, the success story of Telford's economy had seen unemployment shrink to 3.3% – a fraction of its peak 15 years earlier.[26] However, the subsequent recession meant that unemployment in the area had risen to 5% by February 2011, although this was still well below the national average.[27] The Shropshire
Shropshire
Star evening newspaper is based at Ketley, Telford.[28] There have been job losses, with the movement of 500 Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO) jobs at the MoD base at Sapphire House, Telford, to Bristol.[citation needed] The sugar beet factory at Allscott closed in 2007. Landmarks[edit]

Thomas Telford
Thomas Telford
statue in the town centre, by the Law Courts

The commercial centre of the town is the aptly named Telford
Telford
Town Centre, located off Junction 5 of the M54 motorway, completed in the 1980s. It is home to the administrative headquarters of Telford
Telford
& Wrekin
Wrekin
council, which are now based at Addenbrook House on Ironmasters Way, after moving from Civic Offices in December 2012. The large Telford Shopping Centre
Telford Shopping Centre
(and the accompanying Town Park), various office blocks, such as the blue office towers ( Telford
Telford
Plaza), and the Windsor Life building. The Forge retail park and a large Odeon Cinema are also located in the area. Telford
Telford
also houses one of the Midlands' few ice skating rinks near the newly built Telford
Telford
International Centre (TIC). The TIC comprises a number of hall and event spaces. It holds parties, conferences, concerts and was formerly the venue of the UK Snooker Championship [29]. A major Shropshire
Shropshire
landmark, also now part of Telford, is The Iron Bridge, located in Ironbridge. It was the first bridge of its size in the world made out of cast iron. In the same area is the Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most important landmark in the area is The Wrekin. There is also the Lilleshall
Lilleshall
Monument erected to the Duke of Sutherland, which has recently been restored. Education[edit] See also: List of schools in Telford
Telford
and Wrekin Telford
Telford
has a number of primary and secondary schools including Thomas Telford
Telford
School, a City Technology College
City Technology College
(CTC), which claims to have a 100% pass rate at GCSE level, with all students achieving at least 4 GCSEs grades A*-C,[30] placing it at number one in the entire country for Key Stage 4 attainment. It was students of this school who were chosen to construct Airfix
Airfix
models of planes and tanks, and to assist Top Gear co host James May
James May
construct a life size model of a World War II Spitfire
Spitfire
on the first episode of the series James May's Toy Stories. The school's choir has gained lots of notability after their various performances up and down the country, including the Royal Albert Hall for the Music For Youth School Prom, along with performances hosted by CBBC's Barney Harwood. Abraham Darby Academy (Performing Arts, Business and Enterprise), formerly known as Abraham Darby Specialist School for the Performing Arts, provides specialist performing arts education and is home to one of the UK's best school concert bands which has performed at prestigious venues such as Birmingham
Birmingham
Symphony Hall, Royal Festival Hall London, Royal Albert Hall and also Carnegie Hall, New York. They regularly perform at national and international competitions, such as the world music contest in Kerkrade, Holland, and Music For Youth. Further education is handled by Telford
Telford
College of Arts and Technology (TCAT) and Telford
Telford
New College, a sixth-form college located in Wellington. There are four other sixth forms located at Abraham Darby Academy, Holy Trinity Academy, Madeley Academy and Thomas Telford School. 8 miles (13 km) to the north are Adams' Grammar School
Adams' Grammar School
and Newport Girls High School
Newport Girls High School
selective schools located in nearby Newport.[31][32] Telford
Telford
is home to The University of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton
Business School (UWBS) campus and the School of the Built Environment. Harper Adams University, a famous university for land-based education is located near the town of Newport. Madeley Academy is a sport college and a building that was built and opened in September 2009. In 2006 Telford
Telford
& Wrekin
Wrekin
became one of three pilot areas selected as part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport's Cultural Hubs programme piloting a cultural offer for young people and schools across Telford
Telford
& Wrekin
Wrekin
through the Council's Telford
Telford
Culture Zone programme at the heart of which was effective partnership working and joint planning between the cultural and education sectors.[33] In July 2012 the Department for Education and Arts Council England selected Telford
Telford
& Wrekin
Wrekin
as one of the new areas for the in Harmony programme working with Old Park Primary School and Children's Centre, Telford
Telford
& Wrekin
Wrekin
Music, City of Birmingham
Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra and the Manchester Camerata. In Harmony is a national programme that aims to inspire and transform the lives of children in deprived communities, using the power and disciplines of community-based orchestral music-making.[34] Transport[edit]

The M54 shown here near Junction 5 for Telford
Telford
Centre, which is visible in the background to the left.

Telford
Telford
is situated at the terminus of the M54 motorway, a spur of the M6 linking the town with Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton
and the West Midlands, and on the A5 road between Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury
and Cannock. The town has three railway stations on the Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury
to Wolverhampton Line: Wellington, Oakengates
Oakengates
and Telford
Telford
Central. A new direct train service to London
London
was launched by Wrexham & Shropshire
Shropshire
in 2008. The venture however proved unprofitable and ceased to operate on Friday 28 January 2011,[35] leaving Shropshire
Shropshire
as the only English county without a direct train link to London; that is until Virgin Trains launched a direct Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury
to London
London
service in December 2014[36] In addition, there are two further stations isolated from the national network, Spring Village and Horsehay
Horsehay
& Dawley, at Telford Steam Railway, situated at Horsehay. Telford's rapidly growing population still has a relatively low car ownership. In 2004 Telford
Telford
& Wrekin
Wrekin
council was awarded 'Beacon Status' for improving access to public transport.[37] Being a new town with a planned transport infrastructure, the town features relatively few traffic problems, in comparison to the urban areas of Birmingham or medieval streets of Shrewsbury.[38] The M54 reduces through-traffic on local roads, and the A442 Queensway acts as a north-south artery road.[39] Notable people[edit]

Sir Gordon Richards was from Telford. He won a record 26 champion jockey titles, and was the only flat jockey to be knighted. The band, The Sunshine Underground, are originally from Telford
Telford
and Shrewsbury, and formed while studying at New College Telford.[40] Some of the band T'Pau are also from Telford
Telford
(Wellington) and Shrewsbury.[41] The death metal band Cancer formed in Ironbridge.[42] The film and television actor Christian Brassington was born in Wellington.[43][citation needed] Former WBC super middleweight champion boxer Richie Woodhall, grew up in Woodside, Telford.[44] Professional footballer Elliott Bennett
Elliott Bennett
grew up in Telford,[45] Fellow professional footballers Danny Guthrie[46] and Connor Goldson both attended Thomas Telford
Thomas Telford
School in Telford.[47] Professional darts player Ted Hankey resides in Telford[28] Since 1991 education expert Professor Steve Molyneux
Steve Molyneux
has resided in Telford
Telford
where he was Mayor of Oakengates
Oakengates
from 2003-2007.[48] Paul Blackthorne, who plays Detective Lance in the DC TV series Arrow, was born in Wellington.[49] Stewart Lee, English stand-up comedian, writer, director and musician, was born in Wellington.[50]

Sport[edit]

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Telford
Telford
is home to a variety of established amateur, semi-pro and professional sports clubs. AFC Telford
Telford
United Football Club are currently playing in the National League North having been relegated from the Conference Premier
Conference Premier
at the end of the 2014–15 season. AFC Telford's achievements include Best Shropshire
Shropshire
Senior Cup Performance: Final – 3 Times, and Promotion to Conference North
Conference North
in 2007, after beating Witton Albion
Witton Albion
in the play-offs 3-1. Also, they won the Setanta Shield Trophy by beating Forest Green Rovers on penalties in 2009. They were formed in 2004 on the bankruptcy of the previous Telford
Telford
United club, who had competed in the Football Conference
Football Conference
– the highest level of football outside the professional league – for 25 years since its inception in 1979 as the Alliance Premier League and were winners of the FA Trophy
FA Trophy
on three occasions. Ice hockey in the town is represented by 2 teams. One is the Telford Tigers, an English Premier League (EPL or EPIHL) ice hockey team originally formed in 1985. The other are the Telford
Telford
Titans, an ENL Team, which represents development hockey feeding from the excellent youth development and were last year crowned league champions. There have been many American football
American football
teams in the town, although presently Shropshire
Shropshire
Revolution a British American Football League, founded in 2006, is the only club in the town and the county of Shropshire. Previous clubs include Wrekin
Wrekin
Giants (1985–1989), Shropshire
Shropshire
Giants (1989), and Cannock
Cannock
Chase Giants (1989-1993/4). Telford Raiders are the town's Rugby League club, although there have been other Rugby League Clubs in Telford
Telford
historically, such as the Telford
Telford
All Blacks and Shropshire
Shropshire
Scorpions.[citation needed] Telford Hornets represent the town at Rugby Union.[citation needed] Shropshire
Shropshire
Warriors Basketball Club play at Telford
Telford
College of Art and Technology (TCAT).[citation needed] Telford
Telford
also hosted the UK Snooker Championship, from 2007 to 2010.[citation needed] The championship moved from York
York
in 2007 but returned to the refurbished Barbican Centre in York
York
since 2011.[citation needed] The Shropshire
Shropshire
Golf Centre is located near Muxton, to the northeast of Telford. This has three nine-hole courses, a 13-hole par three academy course and driving range. Other courses include the Municipal course at Horsehay, The Wrekin
The Wrekin
Golf Club and Telford
Telford
Golf and Country Club. There are also several local cricket clubs, many of whom compete in local leagues and some in the Birmingham
Birmingham
league. The largest of these is Wellington where many Shropshire
Shropshire
County matches are also played but St Georges, Madeley and Lilleshall
Lilleshall
also run cricket clubs in or on the outskirts of the town. Closest cities, towns and villages[edit]

Destinations from Telford

Shawbury, Wem, Oswestry, Wellington Whitchurch, Market Drayton Lilleshall, Newport, Stafford

Shrewsbury, Welshpool

Telford

Shifnal, Albrighton, Cannock

Much Wenlock, Church Stretton, Ludlow Broseley, Bridgnorth Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, West Bromwich, Birmingham

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