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 TrackMonday, August 29th, 2016 at 9:49am
There are some heartbreaking stories to be found on the Staffordshire Past Track website. This is Frances Jones, a patient at St Matthew’s Hospital, Burntwood. Case note extract: Frances Jones, housewife, 52 ‘had 14 children, 6 died, most in infancy’…. ‘says she is in misery...’ Frances was a long-term patient and lived into old age. In the Victorian era men and women with mental health conditions were sent to the Asylum. The personal histories of the people such as Frances here are contained in these written records produced by the hospitals, and now held by the Archive Service. You can request these records by contacting Staffordshire Record Office.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSaturday, August 27th, 2016 at 4:41pm
George Street, Tamworth, 1920s, taken from Victoria Road. The Grand Cinema can be seen on the right hand side. The second building on the left would have been the Post Office at the time this photograph was taken. From Tamworth Castle Museum's collections.
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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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