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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 Track added 2 new photos.Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 5:44pm
A couple of photographs of Stafford's Lotus shoe factory taken in 1980, showing staff in the packing and closing departments. we'd like to put names to faces, so if you can help please let us know. We've just published more of this set of images on www.staffspasttrack.org.uk
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Staffordshire Past TrackMonday, August 21st, 2017 at 4:02pm
Carnival Queens from Tamworth and surrounding villages pictured at Castle Dell in 1934. They are, from left to right, Miss Wood End, Miss Two Gates, Miss Mile Oak, Miss Leys, Miss Hopwas, Miss Weale, Miss Fazeley, Miss Drayton, Miss Clifton, and Miss Canwell. Image courtesy of Tamworth Castle Museum
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Staffordshire Past TrackSaturday, August 19th, 2017 at 4:10pm
Recently added to www.staffspasttrack.org.uk is a fascinating collection of postcards of Wetley Rocks, kindly lent by Peter Crawford. Here's one of them: a postcard view taken from the rocks above the village showing the Main Road. The Powys Arms is on the opposite side of the road, and St John the Baptist Church can be seen in the distance. The Masons' Arms is in the group of buildings to the left, since demolished and now the site of a petrol station.
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Staffordshire Past TrackThursday, August 17th, 2017 at 5:05pm
This fine Shire stallion, Leek Blusterer, was owned by Colonel A.F. Nicholson of Stockwell House, Leek. He is pictured here winning First and Walsall Cup at Staffordshire Show at Wolverhampton, 1934. The photographer was Gerald McCann of Uttoxeter.
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Staffordshire Past TrackTuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 3:57pm
Philip Husselbee on a toy engine owned by John Beech, a neighbour of the Husselbees in Walton-on-the-Hill, Stafford. Mr. Beech, who had worked as a butler for the Salt family, had a house full of Victorian mechanical toys. Image courtesy of Jim Foley.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSunday, August 13th, 2017 at 3:56pm
High Shutt, near Cheadle, 1950s. The old tree which stands on this unusual raised piece of common land is part of Staffordshire legend. It can be seen from miles around, as far afield as Cheadle, Ipstones and Alton Towers. The fir tree is said to have a strange power, and generations of local people believed that walking around the tree nine times would occasion the sound of bells ringing, summoning them to death. The tree was also the meeting point for three young men in about 1810, who later became MPs. One of these men was Lord Winmarleigh, formerly Colonel Wilson Patten of Lightoaks. In 1885 a mound was built around the tree as a memorial to these meetings. From Leek Library.