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Stone Historical Society 2014/15 programme

Historical society

There’s a packed programme of talks from Stone Historical and Civic Society in their new programme, which gets under way on Wednesday 17th September. Annual membership costs £15 if you’d like to go along to all of the talks. Guests are more than welcome, however, with an admission charge of £2 per talk. All the talks take place at St ...

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Reunion to mark Lotus closure 40th anniversary

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A reunion is being held in Stone in September to mark the 40th anniversary of the closure of the Lotus shoe factory in the town. All former employees are welcome to attend the reunion at Wetherspoons in Stone on 24th September from 7pm. For more information, mail Terry williams on williams.terry93@yahoo.com Lotus was originally named Bostock’s and was founded in ...

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WW1 commemoration service on 3rd August

First World War

The centenary of the start of the First World War will be marked in Stone with a day of commemoration on Sunday 3rd August. From 10.30am there will be an exhibition of items from the First World War associated with Stone at St Dominic’s Social Centre in Station Road, including items from the extensive collection of Stephen Edwards. The social ...

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Historic Stone water mill open to the public

Moddershall Valley

  The historic water mill in Stone that featured in a recent episode of Channel 4’s The Restoration Man will be open to the public on Sunday 1st June. The restored 17th century Mosty Lea water mill sits in the Moddershall Valley just outside of Stone off the A520 Longton Road. If you’re going along on Sunday, however, you’ll have ...

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World War 1 information and photos wanted

First World War

Steve Booth from Stone Historical Society is hoping that our readers can help with information and especially photos for their commemoratary plans for World War 1. Here is a list of the soldiers who died, they have photos of all of the officers and Private Goodill but are desperately hunting for pictures of soldiers in the other ranks. These fallen ...

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Claire’s dream now a reality through anonymous donation

Claire Hubbard (left) with London Marathon runner Chris Barlow

St. Michael’s teacher and mum-of-two Claire Hubbard has expressed her gratitude after an unexpected £10,000 donation that has made her dream come true. Claire, 47, from Eccleshall, has been suffering with constant head-pains and seizures for four years, which has resulted in her seeking specialist help in the USA. Her condition may not be ‘life threatening’ but it has been ‘life ...

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Musician’s tribute to The Star of Stone


A musician from Stone has recorded a song about the town’s purchase of a Spitfire during the Second World War. Paul Rickett – who used to be in the RAF – was inspired by the amazing wartime story to write a song about it. The Star of Stone was a Supermarine Spitfire mark vb, so named after the people of ...

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