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Boost for Staffordshire From Record Overseas Visitors

Stone Food & Drink Festival crowds on Westbridge Park in 2016

This year the UK is enjoying a record 40 million overseas visitors, and Staffordshire’s tourism sector is also set to benefit from the boost. Overseas trips to the UK will increase 6% to 39.7 million with spending up 14% to £25.7bn this year, tourist promotion agency VisitBritain forecasts. The sector is already worth over £1 billion annually in Staffordshire, with around ...

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Slice of Local History Comes Under the Hammer

A Trentham Estate account book dating from 1871 is going under the hammer this Friday at a Staffordshire auction house. Cuttlestones’ Specialist Collectors’ auction in Wolverhampton on Friday, 11th August will feature the tome, entitled ‘Vouchers Trentham, Newcastle & Stittenham 1871’, contains accounts and receipts for rents, taxes, rates, gratuities, purchases and development works alongside lists of employees, receipts from ...

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Staffordshire’s Top 10 Summer Family Days Out

If you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids this summer, Staffordshire has a wealth of options available. Here are 10 great ways to keep the kids happy till schools back. Alton Towers Resort’s brand new CBeebies Land Hotel is full of well-loved children’s TV characters, hours of live shows and 76 themed rooms – and kids play free with ...

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Stone family win Elf Run best dressed prize

A family from Stone won the ‘best dressed’ prize at the Caudwell Children Elf Run – and raised over £100  for the children’s charity too. The festive Elf Run was held at the Trentham Estate on Sunday 14th December and saw hundreds of people running and strolling – and pushing prams and pushchairs – on a 5km course around the ...

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Share your memories of Trentham Gardens

People in Stone have been asked to share any memorabilia they may have of Trentham Gardens for a new exhibition at the Borough Museum and Art Gallery in Newcastle. Delyth Copp from Stone is curating the exhibition about the Trentham Estate in the 20th century, which opens on 25th May. There’s still time to get your memorabilia into the exhibition ...

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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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Best Garden competition judging takes place

The judging for Stone In Bloom’s Your Best Garden competition took place late last week, with Rob King, the head gardener of the Trentham Estate, running an expert eye over this year’s entries. Results will be announced at the talk by organic gardening expert Andy Strachan at the Christ Church Centre on 11th August. More details here. See the official ...

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