Blists Hill celebrates 50 years with ’70s party

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is turning back the clock to 1973 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Blists Hill Victorian Town. A 70s Summer Party on August 26th will celebrate the milestone.

Shropshire Festivals will transform part of the site into a family festival for one night only. Music will be provided by ABBA Sensation, known for their authentic ABBA experience, Hot 2 Trot will be playing the sounds of the 70s, and there will be a silent disco. Amongst the food and drink stalls, there will be street food and a Babycham bar.

Families are encouraged to bring the children to enjoy vintage games, craft activities, a carousel, circus acts, and glitter face painting.

Danielle Gleave, Event Programme Manager at Ironbridge said, “It will be a fantastic evening, with music, fun and lots of entertainment for all.”

Beth Heath, Director at Shropshire Festivals, added, “It’s great to be working alongside the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust to facilitate their event. Their 70s Summer Party is going to be a fun evening out for the whole family.”

The 70s Summer Party is taking place from 6pm until 10.30pm Tickets are available from

CAPTION: Beth Heath of Shropshire Festivalsm and Danielle Gleave, Event Programme Manager at Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.


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