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Staffordshire commemorates Battle of the Somme

battlefield

Staffordshire will be commemorating the historic Battle of the Somme with a free screening of the film made in its honour. The Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford will be showing ‘The Battle of the Somme’ to mark the day of one of the Great War’s most decisive and bloody battles. The film was seen by 20 million people in Britain ...

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Festival offers chance to celebrate Staffordshire’s history

Local history craft event

September sees the start of a major history festival across the county. Staffordshire’s Libraries, Arts, Archives and Heritage services will be taking part in a two month celebration of local and family history and the county’s cultural heritage. Local people can choose from over 90 events, activities, exhibitions and other opportunities to engage with Staffordshire’s history and heritage. County Councillor ...

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Rare Great War Somme diary uncovered

military group photo

A rare war diary detailing the first day of one of history’s bloodiest battles is to be published for the first time. 100 years ago on 1 July, a huge British offensive was launched in Northern France with the aim of breaking the deadlock of the trenches and setting in motion the end of World War I. For many, the ...

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New £4m History Centre set for Staffordshire

Staffordshire History Centre

Plans for a new multi-million pound modern history centre in Staffordshire have been given the green light after securing initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The proposed new centre has received earmarked funding of nearly £4million from HLF to create a two-storey link between the Staffordshire Record Office and the William Salt Library in Stafford. Initial funding of ...

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