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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, July 28th, 2016 at 5:18pm
This postcard view from 1942 has the caption 'One of the Machine Rooms in the Sturgess Factory, Stoke-on-Trent'. We think it shows women machinists making tents for the War effort in a disused pottery factory building on Sturgess Street, but so far we haven't found any evidence to back this up. Does anyone have any information?
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Staffordshire Past TrackTuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 4:36pm
Can you help? This house was photographed by Uttoxeter photographer Alfred McCann in 1921. Our records say it is Woodseat, near Rocester, but it's not! Any ideas?
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Staffordshire Past TrackSunday, July 24th, 2016 at 3:34pm
Browse antiques shop on Lichfield Road, Stafford in 1982. The Garage on the left of Browse is was previously Boxall’s Garage; this was also demolished and later occupied by W.R. Davies' Citroen Garage. At the time of this photo it seems to be a Datsun dealership, does anyone remember whose dealership it was in the 1980s?
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Staffordshire Past TrackFriday, July 22nd, 2016 at 6:18pm
Soldiers' Home, near Whittington Barracks, just before the First World War. This building was formerly the Grandstand for the Lichfield Racecourse. The canopied balcony and raked roof overlooked the water jump! Between 1895 and 1955 the building provided recreational facilities and (non-alcoholic) refreshments for soldiers from the Barracks. The building is now the Club House for Whittington Heath Golf Course. Image courtesy of Staffordshire Regiment Museum.
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Staffordshire Past TrackWednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 5:52pm
One of the 'lost' houses of Staffordshire. Fisherwick Hall, near Lichfield, painted by John Spyers in 1786. Arthur Chichester, Marquess of Donegal had the old hall demolished in 1766 and a new house was completed by 1774, surrounded by a Lancelot 'Capability' Brown landscape. The estate was sold in 1808 to R.B. Howard of Ashstead Park, Surrey, who demolished the Hall in 1818. Image courtesy of the Trustees of the William Salt Library.
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