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 TrackThursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 4:59pm
A 1808 view of Tutbury Castle from the Mill pool on the south east. It shows the castle in the distance, with the church in front of the castle in the middle distance, and the mill in the foreground on the right. A watercolour by T. Barber from the collections of the William Salt Library.
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Staffordshire Past TrackTuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 4:56pm
Wakefield family children and a donkey, pictured around 1905 in Brewood.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSunday, February 18th, 2018 at 4:52pm
The Wellington Mills on Strangman Street (pictured here in 1960) were built in 1853 and owned for most of its working life by Thomas Whittles Ltd., a family firm which traded from the premises for over a century, between the late 1860s until the 1970s. The company was the last firm in Leek involved in the production of silk when it ceased trading in 1994. Since the company vacated the building the old mill site has been redeveloped and is now covered by apartments. The 1920s dyehouse at the rear of the main building has been demolished, and a row of bungalows has been built on that area and the adjacent mill yard. Image courtesy of Leek Library.
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Staffordshire Past TrackFriday, February 16th, 2018 at 4:49pm
Electricity Exhibition, Assembly rooms, Tamworth, 1928. The machine being demonstrated here is the Braiding Machine, presumably then in use at the Hamel Mill. Fourth from the left is Mr W. Wright, Mill Manager of Hamel's Mill, with Miss Dorothy May Wright modelling the newly designed uniform, standing next to him. Captain Jack Chater, Mrs Jack Chater and Mr Etienne Bruno Hamel (III) Mill owner, are standing on the right. From Tamworth Castle and Grounds Museum collection.
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Staffordshire Past TrackWednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 4:05pm
Bradley Street Infants School, Uttoxeter, 1956. Pupils at play on a climbing frame. The girl on the right wearing the crossover staps holding onto the climbing frame is Rita Aston (nee Crutchley). Photograph taken by Elizabeth Rees who was a teacher at the school at the time. The school was demolished in about 1970. Image courtesy of John Hudson.
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Staffordshire Past TrackMonday, February 12th, 2018 at 4:01pm
Seisdon Mill in 1844, a watercolour by H.J. Noyes from the Staffordshire Views collection at the William Salt Library.