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.

Past Track is managed by Staffordshire County Council's Archives & Heritage Service.

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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, April 19th, 2018 at 4:39pm
Pictured here in 1975, the National School in Gaol Road, Stafford was built in 1825 by St Mary's Church but later transferred to nearby Christ Church. It closed in 1909 but was not demolished until 1984. Image courtesy of tTrry Godridge.
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Staffordshire Past TrackTuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 4:38pm
Children's day out, Kidsgrove, summer 1984. During the 1984-85 miners' strike there were ten women's action groups in north Staffordshire who supported the striking miners. They ran food centres, organised collections, manned picket lines and organised children's outings. The children in this photograph are being taken on an trip organised by the Kidsgrove Women's Support Group. Image reproduced by kind permission of the North Staffordshire Miner's Wives Action Group.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSunday, April 15th, 2018 at 4:36pm
Yoxall Church in 1769, a watercolour by an unknown artist from the collections of the William Salt Library.
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Staffordshire Past TrackFriday, April 13th, 2018 at 4:32pm
If you're driving from Eccleshall towards Newport you might notice a ruined tower to your right near Forton. It is the Forton Monument which is located in a field known as Windmill Piece. It was said to have been built in 1780 by Charles Baldwyn, and is simply a folly or decorative feature. The monument incorporates the base of a former windmill and was originally capped by a stone ball. This photograph was taken in 1930, today the monument is much less complete.
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Staffordshire Past TrackWednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 4:28pm
Any future Commonwealth Games athletes here? Were you taking part in Croft Primary School sports day in Armitage, June 1980? A Rugeley Times photograph courtesy of the Landor Society
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Staffordshire Past TrackMonday, April 9th, 2018 at 3:52pm
Steam Bus outside Leek railway Station, 1904. The Straker steam bus operated in the Staffordshire Moorlands from 1904 to ferry passengers to the newly built Manifold Valley railway. The routes were Leek and Ashbourne to Waterhouses and Buxton to Hulme End. The gentleman walking towards the camera, with the parcel under his arm is Mr Gould of Compton. Image courtesy of Leek Library.