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 TrackMonday, October 16th, 2017 at 5:24pm
The entrance to Milton Station was on Maunders Road (previously Station Road) on the north western edge of the village, June 1964. The line was in a cutting and the platforns were below and behind the station building. Milton was one of the original stations on the old North Staffordshire Railway branch line from Stoke to Leek Brook junction, opened in 1867. Passenger services ceased in 1956 and the station was closed with the line remaining open for freight only until 1988. The line and single platform has been dismantled and the entrance and ticket office replaced with housing. The house to the left is on Newford Crescent. From the Bentley slide collection at Stoke Archives.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSaturday, October 14th, 2017 at 5:20pm
Domestic servants at Darlaston Hall, Stone, early 1900s. From a Meakin family photograph album held at Staffordshire Record Office.

Back row: Lizzie Cast (kitchen maid), George Edward Goodill (footman), Ethel Bladen (kitchen maid), Alice, Sarah Anne Bladen (sewing maid).

Front row: Mary Turner (cook), Mary Weston (ladies maid), Tom Hackney (butler), Ada Stephenson (head housemaid).

At the time of this photograph the Hall belonged to the Meakin family, pottery manufacturers, who purchased Darlaston Hall from the Jervis family in 1880. The Hall remained in the Meakin family up to 1951. The hall has since been demolished and a bungalow now occupies the site.
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Staffordshire Past TrackThursday, October 12th, 2017 at 5:18pm
Spoil heaps at Ecton copper mines near Wetton in the Manifold Valley, a postcard view from about 1906. Mining was taking place at Ecton in the 17th century and was reputedly the first British mine to use explosives. The Dukes of Devonshire owned most of the mining rights and its heyday was in the late 18th century. The mines finally closed in about 1889 leaving the waste heaps, levels and buildings which can still be seen today.
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Staffordshire Past TrackTuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 4:27pm
A Charity Darts match at the Castle public house, Brereton. A Rugeley Times photograph published in 1984, courtesy of the Landor Society. Do you recognise anyone here?
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Staffordshire Past TrackSunday, October 8th, 2017 at 5:23pm
Staff at Worthington's Brewery, Burton-on-Trent, 1946. The ladies, Milley Staley, Dot Sharpe, Rose Jones and Dot Burton, are all in fancy dress advertising Worthington Bottled Beer. The photograph was taken at 3 & 4 Maltings, Wetmore Road. Image courtesy of the The National Brewery Centre
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Staffordshire Past TrackFriday, October 6th, 2017 at 11:05am
Kinver High Street in about 1970, with the White Harte Hotel on the right.