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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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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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Rebellion at Stafford Castle

This weekend sees the Normans descending on Stafford Castle for a rebellion re-enactment. Sunday 20th August, re-enactment group Historia Normannis will be re-creating scenes from the early Medieval period. Witness the sights and sounds of the 11th and 12th centuries with sword play, music, dancing and games, Meet peddlers, peasants, knights and damsels. Enjoy a ‘hands on’ history talk and ...

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New Food & Drink festival Comes to Market Drayton

Market Drayton will play host to a brand new food and drink festival celebrating the culinary, heritage and historical links of spices, food and gingerbread. The brand new Festival, taking place from Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 30th September 2017 has been backed by the Market Drayton Town Council. It has been sponsored by local businesses such as Image on ...

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