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ALBOS366 – The 366 days of 2016

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At the start of 2016 we kicked off our #ALBOS366 project on Instagram.  The idea of the project was to post a picture of Stone and the surrounding area using the hashtag ALBOS366. Over the course of the year we’ve had some fantastic photos and have received 961 submissions to date! Thanks for everyone who took part, below is the ...

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In Photos: 2016 Remembrance Sunday

2016 Remembrance Parade

Once again the town saw an outstanding turnout for Stone’s Remembrance parade and service.  The parade started at the bottom of the High Street and finished at the Cenotaph in Granville Square. Following the service, and 2 minutes silence, the parade returned back up the High Street for a service at St. Michael’s church. For the first time ever we ...

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Elias conquers Mount Snowdon to thank children’s hospital

In March, ALBOS featured the story of Stone dad Elias Khoneizer and the plight of his young son Freddie, just two, who has Marfan Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. As a result, Freddie has been a regular visitor to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and recently underwent major heart surgery there. Naturally, Elias’s colleagues at chartered accountants Wynniat-Husey ...

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Stafford and Stone Schools Gotta Dance 2016

After months of anticipation and hard work by local children and their dance teachers the Stafford and Stone Schools ‘Gotta Dance’ Festival took place at Stafford’s Gatehouse Theatre across four evenings between Wednesday 27th and Saturday 30th April 2016. The annual event, organised by Stafford Sports and Performance Academy, continues to grow year on year in popularity and this year was ...

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Photos: St George rides into town!

St George

There was quite an altercation on The Three Crowns’ car park on Saturday afternoon! The sound of clashing steel and the braying of horses could be heard as St George and his squires faced up to their foes on St George’s Day. The patriotic event drew the crowds to the pub in Lichfield Road, with free face painting, a children’s fancy ...

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Take part in the ALBOS 366 Instagram project in 2016!

We’re launching something new for 2016 on Instagram for those of you who enjoy snapping away with your cameras! As Ferris Bueller once said: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Introducing the ALBOS 366 Project, a photo a day! The concept of the Instagram project is to take ...

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Family fun day raises over £4300 for STING

Despite a grey and rainy start to the day, the sun eventually shone down on the latest Family Fun Day at Wincanton’s National Distribution Centre for Screwfix.  The annual event is held to raise money for the company’s nominated charity, this year’s being STING (Staffordshire Therapeutic Independent Neurological Group). The Family Fun Day grows each year, along with the development ...

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