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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, July 27th, 2017 at 4:31pm
The Landor family Victoria Carriage, with the horse 'Kitty' and the coachman, Mr Cooper. This photograph was possibly taken around 1905 at the home of the Misses Landor, at May Bank on Horsefair in Rugeley.
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Staffordshire Past TrackTuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 4:26pm
View of the bowling green and lake at Longton Park, Stoke-on-Trent, photographed by William Blake in about 1910. The park's official name is Queen's Park and it was officially opened on July 25th 1888 by George Granville William Sutherland Levison-Gower, the third Duke of Sutherland. From the collections of The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
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Staffordshire Past TrackSaturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 4:51pm
Downs Banks, near Stone, in about 1905. his view shows a group on the west bank of the stream, close to the ford, and the old quarry workings seen on the left are largely hidden by trees and undergrowth. A postcard published by T.G. Adie of High Street, Stone. In 1946 Joule's purchased the land from Viscount Sidmouth. It was presented to the National Trust on 22 July 1950 'as a thank offering for victory in the 1939 - 45 War and as a memorial to those who died there', but as you can see, it was a popular beauty spot long before then. Image courtesy of Bill Kirkland.
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Staffordshire Past TrackFriday, July 21st, 2017 at 4:39pm
A print published in 1771. Edward Bamfield or Bamford (1732-1768), the 'Staffordshire Giant', pictured with John Coan (1728-1764), the 'Norfolk Dwarf'. The inscription at the bottom of the picture describes Mr. Bamfield as being 7 feet 4 inches tall, and Mr. Coan 'not exceeding three feet'. Both died in London, aged 36. They both earned a living as sideshow performers; giants and dwarfs were special attractions around the Fleet Street area of London during the 18th century.
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Staffordshire Past TrackWednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 4:24pm
'Two Weeks to California', Walhouse Junior School, Cannock, 1965. Can you name any of the cast? Walhouse School closed in 2004.
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Staffordshire Past TrackMonday, July 17th, 2017 at 4:28pm
A group of Surveyor's Department staff at Stafford Borough Council's staff social in 1964. 'Fred and the Sleepers' is a parody of the contemporary pop group Freddie and the Dreamers. From left to right: Armand Chatfield, Richard Bayer, Eileen Smith, Terry Stretton (on drums), Cllr Rees Tyler, Melvin Bradbury, Ian Wiggett and Patrick Dolphin. Image courtesy Armand Chatfield.