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 TrackSunday, November 19th, 2017 at 4:40pm
Bates's shops, Bore Street, Lichfield, probably decorated with greenery for the Greenhill Bower. This photograph shows the row of three shops owned by Edgar Bates. The shop on the far left was a Sweet shop, which was run by Bates' mother, the Photographers Studio is next to it, with the Underwear shop pictured on the far right. Image courtesy of Lichfield Heritage Centre.
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Staffordshire Past TrackFriday, November 17th, 2017 at 4:33pm
This 1985 photograph by Stafford photographer Tony Boydon captures all the excitement of the arrival a new drinks machine at Alton Towers! In the background is the Corkscrew roller coaster which operated on the site from around 1980 to 2008.
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Staffordshire Past TrackWednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 4:29pm
Knypersley Road, Norton-in-the-Moors, 1964. The Norton Arms public house stands on the corner of Endon Road and Knypersley Road. Ford Green Road is coming in from the left and the cameraman was standing at the end of Norton Lane. The houses and shops on the right have been demolished, the space is now The Gateway, a small park with a mining and ceramics theme. From the Bentley slide collection at Stoke City Archives.
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Staffordshire Past TrackMonday, November 13th, 2017 at 4:38pm
The group of people in this view are celebrating “Club of the Month Award” at the Riverside Recreation Centre in Stafford in 1984. This photograph was taken by Stafford photographer Tony Boydon. Can you recognise anyone in this picture or tell us which club is pictured?
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Staffordshire Past TrackSaturday, November 11th, 2017 at 8:18am
An Armistice Day procession in Codsall, 1930s. Procession is passing the War Memorial in Codsall. The Memorial was erected in the 1920s, in honour of 28 Codsall men who died in First World War.
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Staffordshire Past TrackThursday, November 9th, 2017 at 4:36pm
Another 'lost house' view. The 'new' Butterton Hall pictured here replaced an older one which was built by the Swinnerton family in 1540. The new Hall was designed by Thomas Hopper and was completed in 1849. At the time this photograph was taken (1910) Butterton Hall was being leased by Robert Lewis Johnson of earthenware manufacturers Johnson Bros. of Hanley and Tunstall. He died in 1909 and his sons relinquished the tenancy early 1912. During World War I the Hall was first occupied by the Army and then used as a depot. After the War it was unoccupied until it was demolished, except for the stable block, in 1924. Stone from the Hall was reused in new buildings, for example in the Club House of Newcastle Golf Club, located in the Westlands.