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Stone’s lost sons from WW1 remembered

The names of the 148 men from Stone who lost their lives in the First World War were read out at an emotional centenary service in Stonefield Park on Sunday (3rd August). The service was led by Rev Ian Cardinal from St Michael’s Church. He told the hundreds of people who had gathered: “We have gathered around this memorial today ...

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In pictures: 2014 Stone Civic Parade

It was Civic Sunday in Stone at the weekend, when new Stone mayor Cathy Collier was joined by civic dignitaries and local groups to officially start her year in office. A parade, led by the Stone Scout and Guide Band, made its way from the town council offices to St Michael’s Church for a special service before heading back into ...

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Beautiful wildflowers will wow Bloom judges!

When the ‘Heart of England in Bloom’ judges visit Stone on 18th July, they’ll be bowled over by the stunning wildflower displays around the town. On roundabouts and the verges of busy roads, as well as in churchyards, they are a beautiful sight to behold. Stone in Bloom is going for an eighth gold medal on the trot this year ...

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St Michael’s fun runs in the hot sun!

Alongside today’s 10k run in Stone, as always, was the St Michael’s First School summer fair.  There are not many schools that have the finish line to one of the Midlands’ best 10k road runs right in the middle of their playing field! As well as lots of stalls and fun activities at the St Michael’s summer fair (and there ...

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Photos/video: Record field takes on Stone 10k

Stone 10k

Huge well done to every one of the 600 runners who took part in the Stone St Michael’s 10k road race today, and to everyone who lined the route to cheer them on in sweltering conditions. The 20th Stone 10k, which is organised by Stone Master Marathoners and held as part of St Michael’s First School’s summer fair, attracted a ...

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Lots going on at St Dominic’s Priory School

It’s been a busy start to the summer for St Dominic’s Priory School, here’s what’s been happening: Sailing: St Dominic’s Priory School in Stone has now introduced sailing as another thrilling activity for the children to take part in. The pupils have already been on several sailing adventures, including a fun-filled trip to Rudyard Lake near Leek at the beginning ...

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In pictures: Stone Festival raft race 2014

If you took part in Stone Festival’s raft race on Sunday morning, we salute you! Fourteen teams took to the River Trent at Darlaston and paddled their way to the River Trent. Thirteen teams finished (commiserations to the Super Barrel Bros), with Winghouse Spirit taking the honours in 41 minutes. Second, and four minutes behind, was Foam Delight. You can ...

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Another charitable donation for Claire Hubbard

After a 12-hour darts marathon between the Pheasant and Talbot Ladies, the 2 darts teams managed to raise a grand total of £810 for ill-Eccleshall mum Claire Hubbard. So far, family and friends have helped Claire raise over £20,000 – funds she needs not just to get to America but to also have the life changing operation that she so desperately ...

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