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Win a family ticket for A Day at the Lake

a day at the lake

We have a family ticket up for grabs to see some of the most spellbinding outdoor arts and performance in the UK at a special weekend event – A Day At The Lake – at Rudyard Lake in May. ‘A Day at the Lake’ is an ambitious, large-scale outdoor experience that’s taking place at Rudyard Lake on 30th April and the ...

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Heritage walk around Stone

A heritage walk takes place in Stone on Thursday 9th May as part of the 2013 Stafford Borough Walking Festival. Dr John Wilcock, a well-known lecturer in local history and archaeology, will lead a four-mile walk around the canal, railway, streets and buildings of Stone. The walk should take about two hours and there should be time for a visit ...

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Head for heights needed at open day!

You can climb to the top of St Michael’s church tower on Saturday as the Stone church takes part in this year’s national Heritage Open Days event. The church will be open between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 8th September and as well as being able to climb the church tower (weather permitting!) to see some amazing views of the ...

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2017 – A Little Bit of a Review

2017 Review

Here’s a roundup of what has been happening at A Little Bit of Stone throughout 2017 On our website we published in excess of 500 news articles, with many more items posted to Facebook and Twitter.  We’ve published a range of articles on topics from news and sport to business, events and more, all with a Stone bias – see ...

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Joule’s Brewery Acquires Crown Wharf Land

Crown Wharf

Joule’s Brewery has today confirmed that they have acquired the land adjacent to the Trent and Mersey canal as it passes through Stone town centre. The plot is known as Crown Wharf and was a part of the original Joule’s Brewery warehouse operation when the company exported Stone Ales from Liverpool docks around the world. Joule’s was the first English ...

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19th Annual “War in the Valley” Event at Churnet Valley Railway

The weekend of 30th of September and 1st of October will see Churnet Valley Railway once again readying itself for action with another nostalgic journey, as Staffordshire’s Little Switzerland gets transported back to the 1940s for one of the line’s biggest crowd-pullers – the annual war event which takes place for the 19th consecutive year. Following its successful rebranding as “War in ...

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War Bride procession through Stone town

War Bride

On Wednesday September 13th, Year 5 pupils from Christchurch Academy in Stone will perform the story of two young Stone boys who signed up for active duty in the Great War, both of whom were underage and were killed in action. Local Stone historian Steve Booth researched the two boys who were pupils of Christchurch School and their story will ...

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The New G&T: Gins & Trains!

Following its successful debut in 2016, preparations are well under way for the return of a popular event at the Churnet Valley Railway. G&T prepares to take on a whole new meaning once again over the bank holiday weekend 25th to 28th August, for the 4-day Gins & Trains festival. A unique opportunity to sample from a selection of nearly ...

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