Telford, town (1991 pop. 28,645), Telford and Wrekin, W England. It was originally designated a new town in 1963 as Dawley but was enlarged and renamed in 1968. Telford was established to alleviate overpopulation in Birmingham and the Black Country. Industries include machinery, quarrying, brickmaking, iron founding, and brewing. Nearby are the Ironbridge Gorge Museums on the Industrial Revolution and The Wrekin, an isolated volcanic hill.
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