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Exhibition is ‘distinctively Staffordshire’

A fascinating new exhibition will give people the chance to explore some of the extraordinary stories, objects and documents from across Staffordshire.

The Distinctively Staffordshire exhibition, which runs from 20 August to 29 September at the Staffordshire Record Office, will showcase the diversity of the county.

The exhibition features the local customs, identities, industries and people of Staffordshire, from pottery to the famous Abbots Bromley Horn Dance. Trade, travel and traditions and even tea-drinking feature in this celebration of everything that makes Staffordshire a unique county.

Family visitors can design a teapot and make an Abbots Bromley Horn Dance jig puppet. Visitors will also have the chance to give their views on what they think represents Staffordshire for them, and what should be collected in future.

The free exhibition will be taking place at the Staffordshire Record Office 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Fridays, and 9am to 1pm on Saturday 21 September.

County Councillor Gill Heath said:

“Staffordshire is made up of a diverse landscape of customs, local identities and people. This fascinating new exhibition is a chance for people to explore some of the distinctive and often extraordinary stories, objects and documents from across our county.”

Distinctively Staffordshire features the collections of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service, the William Salt Library and the Staffordshire County Museum.