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History Monthly: Stone’s lost boozers

History Monthly: Stone’s lost boozers

The Unicorn, The Blue Bell, The Castle, The Union… just some of Stone’s boozers that are no longer with us. Some are long gone while others, like The Vine and The Robin Hood, are more recent casualties. In this month’s History Monthly, Stone Historical Society chairman Philip Leason looks at the huge number of...

History Monthly: Stone street names part 4

History Monthly: Stone street names part 4

This month Philip Leason, chairman of Stone Historical Society, continues to look at Street names associated with people. Find out about President Kennedy’s visit to Stone (when he was a young Washington Post reporter), the filming of a silent movie in the town in 1916, the building of the market hall (now Stone library)...

Stone from above in the 1920s

Stone from above in the 1920s

There are some great aerial photographs of Stone from the 1920s on the Britain From Above website. The site – at www.britainfromabove.org.uk – is a four-year project aimed at conserving 95,000 of the oldest and most valuable photographs in the Aerofilms collection dating from 1919 to 1953. The collection of photographs was created by...

History Monthly: Stone street names – Part 3

History Monthly: Stone street names – Part 3

This month Philip Leason, the chairman of Stone Historical Society, continue to look at the origins street names in Stone, predominantly those named after people GRANVILLE TERRACE/GRANVILLE SQUARE are named after the Victorian statesman Granville George Leveson-Gower, the 2nd Earl Granville (1815-1891). The Earl’s original title was “Viscount Granville of Stone Park in the...

History Monthly Extra: Adie’s Alley

History Monthly Extra: Adie’s Alley

Hope you’ve been enjoying Philip Leason’s excellent series on the meaning and history of Stone’s street names. We set a bit of a teaser in Part 1 – from where does Adie’s Alley get its name? Philip – the chairman of Stone Historical Society – explains all… Adie’s Alley gets it name from the...

History Monthly: Stone street names – Part 2

History Monthly: Stone street names – Part 2

Here’s the second of Stone Historical Society chairman Philip Leason’s posts on the history and meaning behind many of the town’s street names. If you missed the first one in January, have a look HERE. It’s fascinating stuff – and this month’s is even better, including how Hovis has its origins in Stone! If...

History Monthly: Stone street names in focus

History Monthly: Stone street names in focus

A large number of streets in Stone are named after people or have historical associations. Over the next few months, History Monthly by Stone Historical Society chairman Philip Leason will be looking at the origins of the names of many of our town’s streets… According to legend, Stone owes its origin to the murder...

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Appeal for information on Stone corporal

Appeal for information on Stone corporal

A historian has appealed for information about a man from Stone who died in the Second World War for his new book. Andrew Woolhouse from Devon is writing the history of the 13th Parachute Battalion and wants to include a record of every battalion member who died during the 1939-45 War. He said: “I...

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Medieval Priory seal to stay in Stone!

Medieval Priory seal to stay in Stone!

The Medieval seal from Stone Priory that was found in a field in Surrey will be staying in the town after campaigners hit the £8,000 target they needed to secure its future in Stone. The 12th century seal that was discovered by a metal detector in Cobham was named the 17th best historical find...

History Monthly: Westbridge Park

History Monthly: Westbridge Park

This month Philip Leason, the chairman of Stone Historical Society, takes a look at the history of Westbridge Park. The park is very much in the news at the moment after it was included in the Stafford Borough Local Plan as a site for mixed-use development. Westbridge Park takes its name from Westbridge House...

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