Category Archive: Longton

Nov 14 2016

Christmas and New Year events across Stoke-on-Trent 2016

Event Name Description Location Event Dates View Event Stoke-on-Trent City Centre Christmas Lights Switch-on The event will kick-start a host of Christmas celebrations across Stoke-on-Trent and marks the beginning of late night shopping in the City Centre. Albion Square 17/11/2016 View Event Hartshill Christmas Fair A traditional Christmas Fair with stalls and demonstrations from local …

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Feb 16 2016

EVENT: Get creative in Longton at Gladstone Pottery Museum

Museum visitors have the chance to try something new and get creative with adult workshops at Gladstone Pottery Museum. On Saturday, March 12 there will be an art deco painting workshop, ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about the art deco style of painting, famously used by artists such as Suzie Cooper and …

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Feb 16 2016

City cemeteries full within 10 years without expansion plan

Burial space at cemeteries across Stoke-on-Trent will run out by 2026 according to a report to councillors next week. The report says that spaces for new burials will run out in Longton next year after plans to use adjacent allotments next to Longton Cemetery were abandoned after a campaign by allotment holders. Other city cemeteries that will run …

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Dec 08 2015

EVENT: Twilight Christmas Carols at Gladstone Pottery Museum

On Saturday 12 December Gladstone Pottery Museum will be holding a special twilight event. The ‘Twilight Christmas Carols’ evening will take place from 5 – 7pm and admission is free of charge. Lamplit pottery demonstrations will take place in the museum’s workshops, with skilled workers demonstrating throwing, bone china flowermaking, casting and decorating. Visitors can …

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Nov 18 2015

Stoke-on-Trent Christmas shoppers to get free parking across six towns

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is giving shoppers a festive treat in the run-up to Christmas with free parking across the six towns. Parking in all of Stoke-on-Trent’s public car parks will be free after 3pm throughout the whole of December in Fenton, Meir, Tunstall, Hanley, Longton, Burslem, Stoke and Meir, and all day every Sunday (December …

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Nov 18 2015

Gladstone Pottery Museum scoops hat-trick of tourism awards

Staff at a popular pottery museum are celebrating after the venue scooped a hat-trick of tourism awards Gladstone Pottery Museum, based in Longton, was given three awards at the annual Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards, held at Drayton Manor Theme Park on Monday. The museum, which celebrated the 40th anniversary of its official opening this year, …

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Sep 03 2015

Councillors set to discuss Longton Cottage Hospital ward closures

Stoke-on-Trent councillors are set to discuss proposals “A new model of care” by the North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOPT) which includes the closure of two wards at Longton Cottage Hospital. A report to the Adult and Neighbourhood Overview and Scrutiny Committee will consider whether the council should conduct …

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Jun 17 2015

EVENT: Thousands expected for Armed Forces Day celebrations in Longton Park

Thousands of people will be showing their support for the Armed Forces when veterans, cadets and serving troops march through Queen’s Park in Longton on a special day of celebrations. The Armed Forces Day event – ‘Parade In The Park’ – on Sunday 28th June has been organised by the North Staffordshire Armed Forces Day …

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Jun 17 2015

Former Lightwood care home to be demolished to save security cash

A former care home is to be demolished after PotteriesEYE exclusively revealed the bill for 24/7 security at the Pittsburgh House site in Lightwood had already hit £146,000. Councillor Terry Follows, who heavily criticised the spending at the time, has ordered the demolition after taking up the role of Cabinet member for greener city, development …

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Jun 09 2015

EVENT: Pubs in Longton – historic talk at Gladstone Pottery Museum

Historian Mervyn Edwards is inviting people to learn more about Longton’s drinking haunts past and present. Titled Public Houses in Longton, the illustrated talk will be given at Gladstone Pottery Museum on Tuesday, June 23, between 11am and 12pm. The area’s pubs hold a fascination for local historians and are featured in Alan Mansell’s book …

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