Category Archive: History

Mar 30 2016

EVENT: Slavery and Status in 7th century Mercia at Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Slavery and Status in 7th century Mercia Tuesday 5 April Free 11am – 4pm Find out what life was like for the poorest members of Anglo-Saxon society in our Staffordshire Hoard Gallery with re-enactment group Angelcynn. Warfare had a very tangible bonus for the victors, not only in items …

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Feb 01 2016

Stoke-on-Trent City Council leaders propose £1/2 billion regeneration boost

Stoke-on-Trent City Council are set to splash just under £1/2 billion in a bid to boost the city’s fortunes over the next five years. Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s cabinet will consider investment proposals totalling £473.5m under its five-year capital programme till 2021. Cabinet members will also look to plough major investment into its housing capital programme to …

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Jan 27 2016

First UK-wide tour of Anglo-Saxon gold from the Staffordshire Hoard #WarriorTreasures

A national touring exhibition featuring treasures from the Staffordshire Hoard collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver has been announced. The exhibition will visit The Royal Armouries, Leeds from May 2016, followed by Bristol Museum and Art Gallery from October 2016. Warrior Treasures: Saxon Gold from the Staffordshire Hoard will see around one hundred items from …

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Jan 04 2016

Bright future for Wedgwood Institute thanks to Lottery £2.6million

One of England’s most ‘at risk’ Victorian buildings, the Wedgwood Institute in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, will be restored thanks to HLF investment of £2.6million. Leading regeneration charity, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust (PRT), can now progress an ambitious £6.9m project, in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent Council, to restore the Wedgwood Institute. The Grade II* listed building will be …

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Oct 30 2015

Stoke-on-Trent World War One hero gets street name honour

Thomas Davies, the World War One (WW1) hero who was decorated with numerous medals for bravery as part of his regiment in the Battle of Loos has been recognised with a road name honour at the new Trentham Manor housing development which is being delivered by St. Modwen Homes. Part of Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s scheme …

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Oct 20 2015

EVENT: Halloween at the Gladstone Pottery Museum

There’s plenty to keep visitors of all ages entertained this October half-term at Gladstone Pottery Museum in Longton. The award winning museum is open 10am to 4pm from Tuesday to Saturday and there are some spooky activities planned. Along with demonstrations of pottery throwing, casting, bone china flower-making and decorating there will be themed pottery …

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Oct 08 2015

Toddlers on Tour at British Ceramics Festival’s Spode site

Gladstone Pottery Museum has teamed up with the British Ceramics Biennal to offer a special ‘Toddlers on Tour’ session at the festival this Saturday. The museum has been running successful Toddler Thursdays for many years but this will be the first time they have taken their event ‘on tour’ to a different venue. The Toddler …

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Aug 28 2015

New exhibition showcases Treblinka Holocaust findings

The findings of a seven-year research project by Staffordshire University’s Centre of Archaeology are being displayed in a new international exhibition at the site of the former Nazi extermination and labour camps in Treblinka, Poland. Finding Treblinka: An Exhibition of Forensic Archaeological Research showcases physical evidence uncovered at both camps during a research project led …

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Aug 15 2015

Potteries Museum and Art Gallery Spitfire gets tip to tail makeover

A project to smarten up the city’s 70-year-old Spitfire RW388 and tits display gallery in at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery has taken a big step forward – by removing a piece of the airframe.

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Jul 24 2015

Hospital porter makes history – forgotten first world war massacre of Staffordshire soldiers

By Charlotte Farmer​ A UHNM hospital porter with a passion for local history has had his first-ever book published. Callan Chevin’s ‘Hell at Hohenzollern: Staffordshire’s Blackest Day’ relives the events leading up to the massacre of 500 men from the North Staffordshire regiment during the Battle of Loos. Callan Chevin said: “I felt compelled to write …

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