Waterman Aspen in the Community

World Heritage Site Painting

Our people joined a group of 40 volunteers at Ironbridge in Telford to scrub down and paint over 400m of railings at the UNESCO World Heritage site along the River Severn’s Wharfage.

In 1986, the Ironbridge Gorge was one of the first locations to be designated as a World Heritage Site within the UK. This designation recognised the area’s unique and unrivalled contribution to the birth of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century.

Local councillors came along to join in with the amazing local spirit as well as photographers and journalists from the local newspapers including the Shropshire Star who published this report shortly afterwards – https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/telford/ironbridge/2020/02/10/volunteers-give-lick-of-paint-to-historic-ironbridge-railings/