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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 TrackTuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 4:47pm
New on Staffordshire Past Track - images of the Reliant Car Company of Tamworth kindly supplied by the Reliant Motor Club. This image shows the Reliant Carmel ,designed and built by the Reliant Motor Company in Tamworth for the Israeli market. One of the first models is seen here on a photo shoot in the early 1960s at Drayton Manor Park & Zoo near Tamworth.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSunday, February 19th, 2017 at 5:23pm
Coal picking at Apedale, Newcastle-under-Lyme, 1912. The Miners' strike in 1912 was one of the first nationwide strikes that was led by the newly formed Miners Union, who were demanding a national minimum wage. Many miners received no Union pay during the dispute. By March there was a coal shortage and the coal that was available became more expensive. This scene shows people searching for any pieces of coal that they could take and use at home. Note the empty coal wagons in the background, stationary on the track. From the collections of Brampton Museum
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Staffordshire Past TrackFriday, February 17th, 2017 at 4:42pm
New on Staffordshire Past Track - groovin' at the Officers' Ball, RAF Stafford, 1971. This is one of a set of photos from the Staffordshire County Museum collection just added to the Staffordshire Past Track website (www.staffspasttrack.org.uk) and taken by Tony Boden. Have a look and let us know if you recognise anyone!
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Staffordshire Past TrackWednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 4:36pm
Mr Vizard and his telescope, Kinver Edge, about 1920. Mr Vizard used to pay local children to carry the telescope up to Kinver Edge, where he charged visitors 'a penny a look'. It is thought that the telescope came from a World Ward One battleship. Image courtesy David Bills.
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Staffordshire Past TrackMonday, February 13th, 2017 at 5:04pm
On 13 February 1947, a Halifax RT 922 aircraft crashed on Grindon Moor, near Sheldon Farm, killing the crew of 8. It was apparently trying to drop supplies to Grindon village during the hard winter of 1947. This image shows airmen at the Memorial Service. A memorial was erected in the church shortly afterwards. In September 1999 a new memorial, a six foot high cairn, was unveiled. Image courtesy of Alstonefield Local History Society.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSaturday, February 11th, 2017 at 4:52pm
A colourful advertisement for Brough, Nicholson & Hall Ltd., silk manufacturers of Leek, published in Leek supplement of 'The Drapers' Organiser', July 1925. The firm were manufacturers of "sewing silks, braids, bindings, trimmings etc", and operated in Leek until 1983. From the collections of Staffordshire Record Office