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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, January 21st, 2018 at 3:47pm
Did you know...on this day in 1907 taxi cabs were first officially recognised in Britain? A Smith and Sons taxi in Butt Lane, Kidsgrove, taken in the 1920s. The taxi is just passing J. Dean the cloggers, who at the time also owned a grocers and undertakers. From the collections of Brampton Museum
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Staffordshire Past TrackFriday, January 19th, 2018 at 4:46pm
One of Staffordshire's 'lost' great houses. Here is Kings Bromley Manor as drawn by J. P. Neale and engraved by H. Bond in 1828. This was the home of the Lane family from 1784 until 1921. It was almost completely demolished by 1928 - a four-storey tower built in 1840 is all that remains. From the collections of the William Salt Library, Stafford.
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Staffordshire Past TrackThursday, January 18th, 2018 at 4:56pm
Mmmmm! School meals at Aelfgar School, Rugeley in 1980. Do you recognise anyone? Aelfgar School (later Aelfgar Rugeley College) stood on Church Street and Taylors Lane. It closed in 2011. A Rugeley Times photograph (courtesy of the Birmingham Post and the Landor Society).
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Staffordshire Past TrackTuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 4:12pm
Sister Dora was born on this day in 1832 at Hauxwall in Yorkshire. Dorothy Pattison, better known as 'Sister Dora', was famous for her work nursing the poor in Walsall.

In 1864 she joined the Sisterhood of the Good Samaritans at Coatham, Middlesbrough.In January 1865 she was sent to work at Walsall Hospital in Bridge Street and devoted the rest of her life to nursing. In 1875 she worked for six months treating thousands of smallpox sufferers in an epidemic hospital on Deadman's Lane, now Hospital Street. She was well known in Walsall for providing care for railway workers who had suffered industrial accidents. She died on 24 December 1878 having become a greatly loved figure.
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Staffordshire Past TrackMonday, January 15th, 2018 at 4:47pm
Bank Street, Tunstall, in about 1968. On the left is the United Methodist Chapel built between 1860 and 1868. Beyond are buildings and kilns belonging to the Royal Albert and Victoria Potteries of Alfred Meakin Ltd. The Victoria Pottery is closest to the camera, with three bottle ovens behind. Further down the street is the Royal Albert Pottery.

On the right hand edge the conical waste tip belongs to Whitfield Colliery, nearly 2 miles away. The area in the photograph is much changed with the potworks, chapel and terraces replaced by modern housing. From the Bert Bentley collection, Stoke City Archives.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSaturday, January 13th, 2018 at 3:42pm
We added over 1,000 new records to the Staffordshire Past Track website in 2017. If we haven't shared something from your part of the county you might find it here! www.staffspasttrack.org.uk