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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 TrackSunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 6:26pm
The Clarke brothers of Stafford, pictured shortly before World War I. On the left is Francis Herbert Clarke who won the Military Cross as a Second Lieutenant in the 124th Battalion of the Royal Field Artillery on the 20th of August 1918, east of Vieux Berqun. He was killed on 1st November 1918, and is buried in the New British Cemetery, Harelbeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. On the right is Francis' brother William Ernest Clarke, who became a Private in the 4th Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment and was killed on 23rd April 1917. He has no known grave and is remembered at the Arras Memorial, Pas-de Calais, France.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSaturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 6:22pm
Pictured here are King George V and Queen Mary on their visit to Newcastle-under-Lyme on this day in 1913. With them is the Mayor of Newcastle, William Mellard, on the dais in Nelson Place, during the civic welcome to the town. From the collections of Brampton Museum
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Staffordshire Past TrackThursday, April 20th, 2017 at 6:19pm
Cannock town centre looking north towards High Green in about 1910. The building seen directly behind the two boys in the foreground was demolished in the latter part of the 20th century and a new Woolworths built on the site. Next door is The Swan public house. This establishment had changed its name to Stones by 2003. From the collections of the Museum of Cannock Chase
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Staffordshire Past TrackTuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 6:13pm
A view from Broad Street looking towards Chell Road, Stafford, 1963. This photograph was taken just before these buildings were demolished. Only the Lamb Inn, the white building at the end of the row, still stands. From the Staffordshire County Museum collection.
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Staffordshire Past TrackMonday, April 17th, 2017 at 6:11pm
On this day in 1951 Keele University was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. This view of the site now occupied by the Chapel was taken from the Library building in 1962. The Nissen Huts housed the Student Union and Chapel until the 1960s. Around 120 huts had been built during the Second World War to house American troops in the build-up to D-Day. On the left is the Conference Hall, later the Walter Moberly Building. On the right is the new Student Union building, completed in 1963. Image copyright Keele University
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Staffordshire Past TrackFriday, April 14th, 2017 at 6:06pm
Church Lane, Ipstones photographed by William Blake on 10 August 1920. The Ipstones Branch shop of the Leek and Moorlands Co-operative Society is on the left. From the collections of The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery