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Churn lid unearthed at Norton Bridge is from Saxon times


Archaeologists have discovered that a wooden butter churn lid unearthed at a major rail development near Stone (more HERE) is from the Saxon period. Evidence of prehistoric activity had been uncovered in the same area of the site at Norton Bridge, and archaeologists believed the butter churn could be from the same period. However, radiocarbon tests have revealed the lid of the butter churn ...

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Historic Stone water mill opens up to the public

Mosty Lea water mill

One of Stone’s most historic buildings has started its summer programme of monthly open days. Mosty Lea Water Mill is the last surviving intact bone/flint water mill of the 11 mills which used to be in the Moddershall Valley. Its origins as a mill date back to 1716 (and perhaps even earlier) when it was a cloth mill. Later in the century ...

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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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