Named after Thomas Telford, the renowned civil engineer, Telford's gleaming buildings and high tech businesses mark it out as a town for the future. One of the UK's fastest growing and most successful new towns – it contrasts with its historic neighbour Ironbridge, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
Telford turns 50!
In 2018, Telford celebrates 50 years since its New Town designation.
Find out about Telford's birthday here.