Somewhere over an Ironbridge !




History in the Ironbridge Gorge

Be Part of It

In 1779 the World Famous Bridge in the centre of Ironbridge was built by Abraham Darby III. He made history as this was the first bridge ever to be built of iron.

200 years later Lions Clubs International granted Ironbridge & Severn Gorge Lions their Charter.

The Lions in Ironbridge have a long and loving relationship with the bridge (they use it for a regular fund raiser). In this Olympic year they have joined forces with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (Educational Charitable Trust no 503717-R) and will act as tourist guides at the Iron Bridge Tollhouse whist carrying out their “Silver over the Bridge” fundraiser throughout the summer months.

In recognition of this ALL Lions Members of MD105 are offered a unique Olympic year discount of 20.12% at all of Ironbridge’s 10 museum sites.

To get your discount just e-mail Ironbridge and Severn Gorge Lions on with mailing details and a voucher will be sent to you in the post.

For more information what the museums have to offer go to

(Pictures:-  “Silver over the Bridge” in full swing. and Ironbridge Lions Mascot “Dandylion” outside the Toll House )

A High Note for 105BS

George Hoult was the worthy winner in a close contest at the MD Music Competition Final held at the Birmingham Conservatoire on Sunday 15th April. George was sponsored by Romiley, Marple and District Lions Club. He will now go forward to the Europa Forum Music Competition in Brussels in September and will also attend the MD Convention in Birmingham in May.

There were ten contestants in the Final all of a very high standard. The morning comprised each of them playing the set piece and then their chosen pieces from the set repertoire during the afternoon.

All the competitors received framed certificates and George was presented with the Ian Jones Memorial Trophy by Chairman of Council Lion Tony Gadsby and Mrs Elizabeth Jones along with a cheque for £500.

Second and third prizes went to Miriam Brown (105E) and Stephanie Tress (105BN) who received £200 and £100 respectively.

The three judges with the difficult task of picking the winner were Jayne Evans, Nigel Blomiley and Trevor Burley.

The event was well supported. Many thanks and congratulations to Romiley, Marple and District Lions Club for their enthusiasm, hard work and support for George.

We look forward to hearing him play at MD Convention in May and wish him all the best for the Europa Forum Competition in September.

It was a very enjoyable day once those attending found a car park and the venue – not easy!


Glenys Sanders – 105BS Youth Team Chair.