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Tolkien exhibition celebrates link with Staffordshire

Tolkien's Staffordshire Map

The people from Stone, and the wider county, will have the opportunity to see a new exhibition celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ links with Staffordshire. This fascinating insight into the early years of JRR Tolkien, one of the world’s best-loved writers, and his time spent in Staffordshire, has already been seen by over 52,000 visitors since ...

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Funding now available to support Staffordshire’s armed forces communities

Organisations from across Staffordshire are being invited to apply for funding to help support their local Armed Forces Communities. A new round of the £10 million annual fund available through the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant opened on 23rd September. The funding offers financial support to organisations and projects to help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the ...

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1940s nostalgia lined up with War in the Valley 2016

  The Churnet Valley Railway is getting ready for 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 18th consecutive year over the weekend of 10th & 11th of September. Rebranded for 2016 as “War in the Valley”, the ...

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Norman re-enactment to commemorate Hastings anniversary at Stafford Castle

This year marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. Stafford Castle is archaeologically important as one of the largest surviving Norman earthwork fortifications in England. The Norman characters will bring Stafford Castle to life with both social and military displays and demonstrations. This is a real ‘hands on’ event with something for all the family – so be ...

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Rare archives shed light on conscription during WWI

Stories of conscientious objectors and how bakers, butchers and farmworkers fought conscription are amongst a rare collection of Military Appeal Tribunal records being published for the first time. Conscription was first used by the armed forces in 1916 and those who sought exemption were brought in front of Military tribunals to make their case. After the war, the Ministry of ...

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The Maltings to go up for auction

The Maltings, one of Stone’s most historic buildings will be going up for auction on 18th January after failing to secure a buyer on the open market over the last couple of years. The former Joule’s Brewery malthouse has planning permission to convert it into two ground-floor retail units and three apartments. The Maltings, on Crown Street and alongside Adie’s ...

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