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 TrackSaturday, October 1st, 2016 at 4:54pm
Pictured here is Rudyard Lake railway station shortly after it was built. It was built on the Churnet Valley line of the North Staffordshire Railway and opened on 1 May 1905. Most of its users were visitors to the Lake. In 1926, the station's name changed to Cliffe Park, then to Cliffe Park Halt in September 1936. The station closed to passengers on 7 November 1960.
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Staffordshire Past TrackWednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 5:25pm
Mouldmaking shop at Swinnerton’s Ltd, Stoke-on-Trent, 1960s (probably the company's Vulcan Works, Slippery Lane, Hanley). The man nearest the camera is wiping a master mould with a wet sponge. A great deal of pottery was, and still is, cast or pressed from moulds. From one mould multiple pieces of ware of the exact same shape and size could be made. From the collections of Gladstone Pottery Museum.
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Staffordshire Past TrackMonday, September 26th, 2016 at 4:21pm
Seventies decor at its finest. The Student Canteen in Howard Hall at Post Office Telephones Central Training School, Yarnfield, 1974. Image courtesy of Sean Farrelly.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSaturday, September 24th, 2016 at 4:08pm
The Cross Keys Inn was built in 1746 on the original site of the town, which has today expanded to the north west. It was used originally as stables and many horse riding champions once trained here. When this photograph was taken (about 1980) the inn was being restored after being virtually derelict for several years and was still the home of Hednesford Town Football Club. From the Museum of Cannock Chase's collections.
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Staffordshire Past TrackThursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 5:11pm
Another of Tony Boydon's photographs of the Sheridan Centre, Stafford in 1975. Shoppers and a sales assistant in Tandy's electrical goods store.