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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