On Staffordshire Past Track you can explore Staffordshire's history through photographs, images, maps and documents, using a range of easy to use search tools.

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Staffordshire Past Track

On Staffordshire Past Track you can explore photographs, images, film clips, maps and audio clips using a range of easy to use search tools. You can also visit a range of on-line exhibitons on aspects of Staffordshire's history. Managed by Staffordshire County Council's Archives & Heritage Service.
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Staffordshire Past TrackThursday, August 25th, 2016 at 5:26pm
Sandon Road, Meir, photographed by William Blake in about 1935. The car is heading off down Gravelly Bank. The Burslem Co-operative Shop can be seen to the left. From the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery's collections.
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Staffordshire Past TrackTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 5:56pm
Flood damage, Stafford Street, Stone. On 23 August 1987, the Scotch Brook culvert burst causing much flooding. This photograph shows the aftermath of the flood and the damage done to Stafford Street, which took many months to repair.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSunday, August 21st, 2016 at 5:29pm
Gnosall's distinctive railway station pictured in about 1920. Gnosall Railway Station was on the Wellington to Stafford Line which opened in 1849. The line closed on 7 September 1964. Image courtesy of Mrs C. Saberton.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSunday, August 21st, 2016 at 4:33pm
Another image recently added to www.staffspasttrack.org.uk from Basil Jeuda's collection. A peaceful place these days, Froghall Wharf was once the site of intense industrial activity. Here, workmen loading limestone onto a boat on the Caldon Canal in about 1905, with the lime kilns smoking in the background.
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Staffordshire Past TrackWednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 5:11pm
Caverswall Castle, a print from the William Salt Library dating from 1817. In the foreground are Benedictine nuns from Ghent who were living there at the time. The castle was originally built in 1275, when a licence to crenellate was granted to Sir William de Caverswall. The oblong curtain wall with four polygonal corner towers dates from this time. In about 1615 Matthew Cradock built the present house onto the castle. In 1811 it was purchased by a small convent of Benedictine nuns who remained there until 1853. It then became the private residence of Sir Perceval Radcliffe. By 1890 it belonged to W.E. Bowers who employed the architect Charles Lynam to build a new wing, lodges and gates. In 1933 W.A. Bowers sold the Castle to the Sisters of the Holy Ghost. They in turn sold it to another convent, the Daughters of the House of Mary, in 1965. When they left in 1977 the Castle was sold in various lots. It is now a private residence, having been restored in 2006.
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