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Photos: The changing face of Stone

The former post office building in Granville Square before it was bought by Wetherspoons

These slideshows of photographs taken in Stone from 2005 to 2007 show just how much things have changed in the town in less than a decade. They were all taken by Gary Sharman, who says: “It’s amazing that after what is just a relatively short period of time there have been so many changes. Shops have changed, car parks have ...

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Pitches available for Christmas lights switch-on

Christmas lights

Commercial and charity market pitches are now available for Stone’s Christmas lights switch-on event on Thursday 20th November. Businesses and community organisations have been urged to get in touch with Stone Town Council to book a pitch. A charge of £25 for a 3x3m pitch will be made for businesses and there is no charge for registered charities. Tables are ...

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C&A re-opens after ‘nightmare’ for owner

The Crown and Anchor

The Crown and Anchor will be open again on Thursday (21st August) from 12pm after a week that owner Custodio Pinto called a “nightmare”. Custodio was forced to close the popular Stone pub and restaurant last week after he discovered that – because he’d gone into voluntary liquidation last month – the venue didn’t have a licence. The pub will ...

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In pictures: Stone Day of Music

Day of music

The ‘Day of Music and Fun’ took place in Stone town centre on Saturday (16th August) to raise money for next year’s Stone Music and Arts Festival. Huge thanks to Stone’s independent traders, who organised the event after this year’s music festival was cancelled due to lack of sponsorship. They sold voucher / raffle booklets to raise money to make ...

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Stone’s ‘Day of Music’ line-up

Murphy's Marbles

It’s the ‘Day of Music and Fun’ in Stone town centre on Saturday 16th August, with lots of live music from Stone bands and performers. The day has been organised by Stone’s independent traders to raise money for the 2015 Stone Music and Arts Festival. This year’s was cancelled unfortunately after major sponsorship was lost, but Stone’s traders want to ...

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Crown Hotel an Asset of Community Value?

The Crown Hotel

The Crown Hotel in Stone could be listed as an Asset of Community Value, giving the town council the right to bid for it should it be sold. The Development Sub-Committee of the town council debated on 17th July which buildings and sites in the town should be listed as assets of community value. A previous General Purposes Committee meeting ...

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New Christmas lights for Stone this year


There will be new Christmas lights in the town centre this year as the contract to provide them is re-tendered. Stone Town Council clerk Les Trigg told the services sub-committee on 17th July that the Christmas lights contract – a joint one between Stone, Stafford Borough Council and Cannock Chase District Council – ended last Christmas. The closing date for ...

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Crown Wharf plans go on show in Stone

An aerial view of Crown Wharf

Plans for retirement flats at Crown Wharf in Stone will be revealed at a public exhibition on Thursday 17th July. Developer McCarthy & Stone is looking to build 33 apartments for older residents on the land off Crown Street, next to Canal Cruising Company. A public exhibition of the plans will be held at Christ Church Centre from 3pm to ...

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Legendary challenge arrives at Stone library

Summer Reading Challenge

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge for children got under way at Stone library and others across the county at the weekend. With a record breaking 14,098 children aged four to 11 signing up in 2013, library staff are anticipating a good turnout over the summer for ‘Mythical Maze’, this year’s theme. The annual challenge is designed as a fun way ...

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