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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

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

Spitfire

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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Stone Historical Society’s 2013/14 programme

Stone Historical and Civic Society’s 2013/14 programme gets under way this week after their summer break. Meetings are held monthly at St Michael’s Church Hall in Lichfield Street at 7.30pm. Admission to non-members is £2. There’s a varied programme of talks planned, including some on Stone during the First World War to mark the centenary of the start of the ...

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Manor Hill First School – from the archives

Manor Hill First School celebrated their diamond anniversary at the end of the summer term with an extra special leavers’ service. You can see Joshua Cope’s report and photographs HERE if you missed it. A Little Bit of Stone was given access to the school’s archives – an amazing collections of photos and documents spanning the last 60 years. There’s ...

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