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Since 2009, the Birchmeadow Centre (owned by the Town Council) has hosted many live music events, presenting an array of artists (most being broadly within the folk, blues, ballad genres) from the UK and abroad.

Such artists as Bill Caddick, Phil Beer, Brooks Williams, Tom Hingley and Steve Knightley have been to Broseley's Birchmeadow.

The wagonways were almost certainly constructed for the transport of coal and clay and it was these resources that led to the huge expansion of the town during the Industrial Revolution.

Broseley borders the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and evidence of involvement in the Industrial Revolution can be seen throughout the town.

These include the railways, mines, ironworks, brickworks, kilns, houses and fine buildings associated with the area's industrial past.

In 1600, the town of Broseley consisted of only 27 houses and was part of the Shirlett Royal Forest.

giving Broseley a serious claim to the oldest railways in Britain.

In the latter half of the 19th century the area suffered a decline, as industries moved elsewhere.

This left a legacy of uncapped mineshafts, derelict buildings, abandoned quarries, spoil heaps and pit mounds.

Both projects have been supported by the Broseley/Barrow Local Joint Committee, a Shropshire Council initiative to encourage devolution of decision making to local people.

Broseley has a large amateur dramatics society, Bro ADS, which performs a number of plays every year.

John Wilkinson constructed the world's first iron boat whilst living in the town, and the plans for the Iron Bridge were drawn up in Broseley.

Abraham Darby I, who developed the process of smelting iron using coking coal, is buried here.

There are two wildlife areas maintained by local groups.

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