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Pupils raise £450 for home at concert

Christmas concert

Pupils from St Dominic’s Priory School helped to raise £450 for elderly residents at St Mary’s Home when they teamed up with the City of Stoke-on-Trent Male Voice Choir to put on a fundraising Christmas concert. The school’s junior and senior choirs, as well as the brass band, performed with the male voice choir at St Dominic’s Church on behalf ...

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Video: Stone town centre 21 years ago

  Thanks to Gary Sharman for this fantastic video of Stone that he filmed back in 1991 and has now shared via YouTube. Gary said: “Who can remember the days when we had two lanes of traffic hurtling down the High Street? There must be many people reading this who moved to Stone in the last 17+ years who can’t ...

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Medieval Priory seal to stay in Stone!

The Medieval seal from Stone Priory that was found in a field in Surrey will be staying in the town after campaigners hit the £8,000 target they needed to secure its future in Stone. The 12th century seal that was discovered by a metal detector in Cobham was named the 17th best historical find in the UK on Britain’s Secret ...

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Guest post: Poetry, pints and open mics

For Andy Macdonald, Sundays just wouldn’t be Sundays in Stone without two events – Ben Owen’s open mic at The Star and the once-a-month Poems and Pints at The Swan. Here, Andy explains why you should give them a go… As a regular contributor to both events, I thought I’d provide a general overview of Ben Owen’s weekly open mic ...

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Indoor cycling classes at Stone Tennis Club

Looking to burn some calories and get a bit fitter before the festive season? There are now indoor cycling classes at Stone Tennis Club in Newcastle Road that can help you do just that. The spinning classes are held between 6.30pm and 7.15pm every Friday and cost £3 for club members and £4 for non-members. There is no contract or ...

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Hundreds raised in charity football match

Morrisons came out on top in the battle-of-the-supermarkets charity football match at Westbridge Park. But the real winners were the British Heart Foundation and the Teenage Cancer Trust, who will be sharing more than £700 that was raised from the event. A team from Morrisons beat a Co-op team 6-1 on Sunday in a match in memory of Tim Perry and ...

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History Monthly: Westbridge Park

This month Philip Leason, the chairman of Stone Historical Society, takes a look at the history of Westbridge Park. The park is very much in the news at the moment after it was included in the Stafford Borough Local Plan as a site for mixed-use development. Westbridge Park takes its name from Westbridge House which once stood where the park ...

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Autumn fayre at St Dom’s

St Dominic’s Priory School are holding an autumn fayre on Friday 16th November between 3.30pm and 5.30pm. The event takes place in the school’s Priory Hall on Station Road and will have: Cake stall Bottle tombola Bags and jewellery stall Toiletries and make-up Toy tombola Hair braiding and nail bar Books and DVDs Guess the weight of the cake Pizza ...

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Alleyne’s students get HeartStart training

Over 240 students at Alleyne’s High School learnt how to save a life following a visit from Staffordshire HeartStart. The Year 9 students (aged 13 and 14) and 14 teachers were taught how to save a life by staff and volunteers from West Midlands Ambulance Service. During the day’s events at the school, children were taught how to put someone ...

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Lots going on over October half-term

There’s lots going on in and around Stone over the half-term break to keep the kids entertained. Here’s what’s on offer – if there’s something you know about that’s going on in Stone that we don’t, email news@alittlebitofstone.com and let us know! There’s sporting activities all week in the borough council’s Get Out! holiday scheme, including free swimming for children ...

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