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 TrackTuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 5:33pm
Water pipes being laid outside the Stable Block and Servants' Quarters at Shugborough. The water came from the reservoir in the Satnall Hills, built in 1890. After winter closure, Shugborough is now open to the public again as a National Trust property - always a great place to visit. Photograph copyright Stafford Historical and Civic Society.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSunday, March 26th, 2017 at 7:11am
Wardle & Davenport's Big Mill on Mill Street, Leek. Next door is the Kings Arms pub with its Ind Coope sign. The silk manufacturing firm of Wardle & Davenport began in 1867 as a partnership between Henry Wardle of Leek, innkeeper and photographer, and George Davenport of Leek, silk throwster. It became a public company in 1899. The company pioneered the manufacture of artificial silk stockings. At its peak, the company employed up to 2500 people at its huge Belle Vue mill but struggled in the 1960s, finally going into receivership in 1970. From the County Archaeology photograph collection held at Staffordshire Record Office.
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Staffordshire Past TrackFriday, March 24th, 2017 at 5:07pm
Father-and-son magicians Fred and Andrew Van Buren pictured performing at Silverdale Carnival, 1990. Andrew is a well-known illusionist and plate-spinner with countless tv appearances under his belt and was born in Silverdale. From the collections of Staffordshire Record Office.
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Staffordshire Past TrackWednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 4:49pm
Redhill Bank Brickworks and Railway Station, Rocester, 1902. The land was later taken over by JCB, who built a large factory on the site. Image from the collections of Redfern's Cottage: Museum of Uttoxeter Life
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Staffordshire Past TrackMonday, March 20th, 2017 at 4:42pm
Milk being delivered to the Rugeley Times offices at 3 Bow Street, Rugeley in the 1970s. The Rugeley Times was founded in November 1926 by Mr. Everard Frank Pope, a year after he had set up the Walsall Times. The newspaper closed in 1985. Photograph courtesy of the Birmingham Post and the Landor Society.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSaturday, March 18th, 2017 at 4:00pm
Can England complete a second successive Grand Slam today, or will Ireland spoil their party? Pictured here, celebrating success in the Midlands Rugby Sevens Tournament in 1959, is RAF Stafford's victorious Rugby Union team.