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Be Inspired By Clay This Half Term at the British Ceramics Biennial

  British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) in Stoke-on-Trent will host an action-packed events programme for visitors to get mucky, make and get excited by clay this half-term, from Saturday 21 to Saturday 29 October. Inspired by the artists taking part in this ceramics festival, the free family-friendly programme will include a chance to learn from master potters and artists, create masterpieces ...

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Stone’s Inn Ringers Collaborate for New Album

To celebrate their 40th anniversary as a handbell team The Inn Ringers have released their 3rd album, a joint venture with Alton Handbell Ringers. The new set of recordings features 16 tracks taken from both team’s current concert programmes. ‘Bellissima – The Anniversary Album’ was recorded in July over two days at studios in Tunstall and Newcastle-under-Lyme. Musical Director for ...

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19th Annual “War in the Valley” Event at Churnet Valley Railway

The weekend of 30th of September and 1st of October will see Churnet Valley Railway once again readying itself for action with another nostalgic journey, as Staffordshire’s Little Switzerland gets transported back to the 1940s for one of the line’s biggest crowd-pullers – the annual war event which takes place for the 19th consecutive year. Following its successful rebranding as “War in ...

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Frank Jordan Centre Re-opens Following Refurbishment

The Frank Jordan Centre re-opened on Thursday 21st September following a refurbishment to it’s two main rooms and facilities. The occasion was marked by the unveiling of a freshly re-framed picture of Frank Jordan by his daughters Mo & Rosemary. Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ian Fordham, gave a short speech outlining the centre’s history, before handing over for the unveiling. He ...

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Plans for New Staffordshire History Centre Available to View

Plans for the new multi-million pound Staffordshire History Centre are available for the public to view for the first time. The plans, including artist’s impressions and a 3D model of what the new centre could look like, are being revealed at events throughout September. Along with a new community exhibition space, modern reading and search rooms and a packed programme of ...

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Churnet Valley to Host Final Steamings for Hercules Locomotive

Churnet Valley Railway has announced that an agreement has been reached with the Dartmouth Steam Railway in Devon for the Locomotive former GWR 42XX no. 4277 “Hercules” for it’s final journeys. The local station will host the locomotive from mid-October until February 2018, but 4277 is nearing the end of her current 10-Year Boiler certificate, and will therefore be seeing out her final ...

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Rebellion at Stafford Castle

This weekend sees the Normans descending on Stafford Castle for a rebellion re-enactment. Sunday 20th August, re-enactment group Historia Normannis will be re-creating scenes from the early Medieval period. Witness the sights and sounds of the 11th and 12th centuries with sword play, music, dancing and games, Meet peddlers, peasants, knights and damsels. Enjoy a ‘hands on’ history talk and ...

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Slice of Local History Comes Under the Hammer

A Trentham Estate account book dating from 1871 is going under the hammer this Friday at a Staffordshire auction house. Cuttlestones’ Specialist Collectors’ auction in Wolverhampton on Friday, 11th August will feature the tome, entitled ‘Vouchers Trentham, Newcastle & Stittenham 1871’, contains accounts and receipts for rents, taxes, rates, gratuities, purchases and development works alongside lists of employees, receipts from ...

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Exciting New Plans for Staffordshire History Centre

Key partners and design team now on-board with plans moving at pace for a new multi-million pound Staffordshire History Centre. To be located in the heart of Stafford, the new £4m Staffordshire History centre will hold historical records and collections up to 1,000 years old. Along with a new community exhibition space, modern reading and search rooms and a packed programme of ...

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Ancient High House Hosts “Food Through the Ages”

The Ancient High House in Stafford is hosting a “Food Through the Ages” event, to learn about food and dining in the Tudor, Stuart, Georgian and Victorian periods. On Saturday 24th June from 10am to 4pm, the costumed characters will introduce visitors to tastes of foods from times gone by from, along with children’s workshops, table displays, demonstrations, and a ‘horrible ...

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