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DiaryDate: Video Time in Memory Lane

Screenshot (7)Memory Lane in Tunstall Market opens at 9.30am on Saturday, April 14th. It’s a place where you can remember the good old days and reminisce about years gone by.  You will be able to play traditional pub games including table skittles, shove ha’penny and hoopla.

Between 10.00am and 11.00am on the 14th, Memory Lane will be showing a video The History of Tunstall.

Stay in Memory Lane after you have seen the video and view the exhibits and photographs on display. Before you leave the building explore Tunstall’s heritage market where you will find friendly traders who are selling a wide range of quality goods and services at reasonable prices,

Video about Trentham Gardens at Memory Lane in Tunstall Market

Screenshot (4)Memory Lane in Tunstall Market is showing a video about the history of Trentham Gardens. The video, which includes scenes of the ballroom and the open air swimming pool, will be shown between 2.00pm and 3.00pm on Saturday, April 14th.

Admission Free. Come and watch the video. Talk about your memories of Trentham Gardens and stay to explore Tunstall’s heritage market hall where you will find friendly traders who sell a wide range of high-quality products at reasonable prices.

DiaryDate – Staffordshire’s role in the Great War

640px-royal_irish_rifles_ration_party_somme_july_1916.jpgPeople interested in Staffordshire’s role in the Great War are invited to find out more at a free event.

The Great War conference will explore the county’s role during the war and look at life on the home front.

Professionals and local history groups will share their knowledge with each other.

Guest speakers, including Dr Emma Login from Historic England and Ian Hook from the Imperial War Museum, will be sharing their researches and thoughts about different aspects of the war.

Gill Heath, Cabinet Member for Communities at Staffordshire County Council, said:

“This is a particularly poignant year as we are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great War and we’re pleased we’ve been able to put this exciting event on.

“Staffordshire played an important role during the Great War, from the half a million men trained on Cannock Chase to the work of those who remained on the home front doing their bit for the war effort. It’s a great opportunity to find out more about how the war affected the county, and to meet other local history groups and hear about their own research projects.”

The conference is being held at Staffordshire County Council’s County Buildings, Martin Street, Stafford on Saturday 10th March from 10am to 4pm.

To book your place at the conference or for more information visit www.staffordshiregreatwar.com or e-mail susan.dalloe@staffordshire.gov.uk.

DiaryDate: World War II fighter plane on display at RAF Cosford

The Wolverhampton Express and Star reports that a two-seat turret aircraft the Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 will be the star of the show in its hangar at the RAF Cosford Museum. But ahead of the Open Cockpit event at the museum on September 15 and 16, the plane has been on a journey of its own.Arriving on a low loader from London in November 2016, it was stripped down before being transported to its original birthplace of the Midlands…

To read more visit World War II fighter plane on display at RAF Cosford – in pictures | Express & Star

Ninja Turtle at Tunstall Market

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