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Round two National Lottery funding bid for history centre to be submitted

Staffordshire could be home to a brand new £3.9m modern history centre, if a new round two bid for funding submitted to The National Lottery Heritage Fund is successful. The project has been given initial support and has been awarded £36,000 development funding to develop the project plans and apply for a full National Lottery grant of £3,964,000 at a ...

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County prepares to celebrate Staffordshire history festival

Families from across Staffordshire are being invited to join two months of celebrations of the county’s fascinating past. The 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard and the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII are amongst the stories being explored as part of this year’s Staffordshire History Festival. Taking place throughout September and October, more than 100 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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A decade since the ‘field of gold’ was celebrated around the world

Fred Johnson shakes his head in wonderment as he remembers the moment he realised there was an Anglo-Saxon field of gold on his Staffordshire farm. Speaking at a Staffordshire County Council reunion to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard on July 5th, the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon treasure found anywhere in the world, Fred said: “I ...

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New memorial to remember New Zealand soldiers on Cannock Chase

Rifleman Samuel Frickleton was one of only 11 New Zealand soldiers awarded the VC during the Great War when he attacked two machine gun posts at the Battle of Messines. An action that no doubt saved lives and earned him the Victoria Cross. The 26-year-old visited Brocton camp on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire during the Great War where hundreds of ...

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New funding bid for history centre to be submitted

People will be able to get up-close with Staffordshire’s extensive archives collections in a single, modern centre, if a revised bid for funding submitted to The National Lottery Heritage Fund is successful. Revised plans for the Staffordshire History Centre project would see a new extension to Staffordshire Record Office on Eastgate Street in Stafford bringing together three separate collections and ...

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Unique collection of photos paints picture of Staffordshire’s role in WWI

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People interested in Staffordshire’s role during the First World War can now view a unique collection of photos and images brought together online for the first time. The Jake Whitehouse Collection at http://www.jakewhitehouse.org.uk features over 1,600 postcards, photographs and objects relating to the county’s role in the war. The training camps on Cannock Chase and the stories of the thousands of ...

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History of Cannock Chase revealed in new exhibition

Display at Cannock Chase

People interested in learning more about Cannock Chase’s history including its role during the Great War can now do so in an exhibition touring the county’s libraries. Using the latest LIDAR and Aerial photography technology, the Chase through Time project has helped unravel over 2000 years of human activity across Cannock Chase. Amongst the discoveries are over 430 new archaeological ...

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