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Launch of New Norton Bridge Golf Club

A new golf club, based at the former Izaak Walton Golf Club, will officially launch on Friday 17th February 2017. Potential golfers can learn more about membership opportunities and plans for development at an open evening taking place in the Club House from 7pm, with wine, cheese & professional entertainment. The new club is the brainchild of a group of members ...

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History message in a bottle

A collection of old glass and stoneware bottles discovered during excavations at Norton Bridge have gone on display. The late 19th and early 20th Century bottles were found as part of works to create a flyover on the railway line at Norton Bridge, and are on display at Stafford’s Ancient High House. The collection has been added to the Marson ...

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Norton Bridge rail flyover opens

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At 5.11am this morning (29th March), the first train used the new flyover at Norton Bridge, a development that will speed up journeys and improve reliability in the Stafford area. The flyover and new track removes one of the last major bottlenecks on the West Coast Main Line by allowing trains travelling to Manchester from the south and West Midlands ...

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Road diversion for Norton Bridge development

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A temporary diversion will be in place on the Stone to Eccleshall B5026 road to allow the final stage of the major road and rail development at Norton Bridge. As well as the rail works, the B5026 Eccleshall to Stone Road will run along a new 1.2km section of road which is being built near to Norton Bridge. A temporary diversion will ...

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Churn lid unearthed at Norton Bridge is from Saxon times

Archaeologists have discovered that a wooden butter churn lid unearthed at a major rail development near Stone (more HERE) is from the Saxon period. Evidence of prehistoric activity had been uncovered in the same area of the site at Norton Bridge, and archaeologists believed the butter churn could be from the same period. However, radiocarbon tests have revealed the lid of the butter churn ...

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Prehistoric butter churn unearthed at Norton Bridge rail development

Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of a prehistoric settlement, including woodlands and part of a butter churn, at the major railway development at Norton Bridge. Network Rail is delivering new signalling equipment, line speed improvements and building a new flyover at Norton Bridge which will remove the last major bottleneck on the West Coast main line.  Hundreds of thousands of tonnes ...

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Have your say on Staffordshire rail upgrade

Network Rail is inviting people in Stone to have their say on plans to upgrade the railway in and around Staffordshire to deliver a more reliable network for passengers with extra train services. The layout of the railway in and around Stafford, particularly Norton Bridge, restricts capacity and performance along the main line. In May – following consultation last year ...

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Commuters urged to have a say on rail upgrade

Commuters in Stone can have their say on plans to “revolutionise” the West Coast Mainline with proposed £200 million improvements to a junction near the town. Network Rail wants to revamp the Norton Bridge junction, which it describes as “like a roundabout in the middle of the M6”. Trains on the slow line to Crewe and the North West currently ...

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