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Welcome to our blog. Here you’ll find contributions from local historians and experts on the subject of Staffordshire’s involvement in the Great War, and on the commemorative events taking place throughout the County.

War Bride in Hednesford

On Sunday 10th September the Arts Council Funded War Bride project visited the Museum of Cannock Chase in Hednesford. A group of young people joined the workshops and performance devised by Imagineer Productions. Read more

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Loos Mural

WHILE conducting research at Walsall Records, Richard Pursehouse of the Chase Project military research group noticed some interesting photographs. One of them was of two paintings that recall the exploits of the South Staffordshire Regiment during the Great War. Jotting down the reference Richard asked members of the Wolverhampton Western Front Association if they knew…

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When Graffiti Becomes Heritage

Article by Dan Boys, Reaching Out Arms (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) project officer for the Friends of Cannock Chase Triumphal Arch Shugborough’s Triumphal (or Hadrian’s) Arch At Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire stands the Grade I Listed Triumphal Arch. It was completed in 1765 and is a copy of the ancient Hadrian’s Arch in Athens. It…

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Percy Whitelock’s Diary

The Staffordshire Newsletter has been publishing installments of soldier Percy Whitelock’s First World War diaries. In this the Staffordian recalls encounters with the enemy in the air and on the ground. The day after we came out of the trenches we moved further back to a place about three kilos behind the place that we moved…

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Alsagers Bank War Memorial

Town or City: Alsagers Bank County: Staffordshire Country: England WMT Reference Number: WM6995 Value of grant: £2450.00 Type of memorial: Freestanding Type of work: Conservation and repair Grant scheme: WMT Grant Scheme Year: 2016 Alsagers Bank war memorial is located near to St John’s Church, Main Road, Alsagers Bank, Staffordshire. This memorial is a square obelisk of Hollington and Stancliffe sandstone on a…

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William George Whitfield

The Staffordshire Great War project officer has received a request for information about William Whitfield. I’m living in Belgium and occupied as an hobby, with the heritage of the Great War and remembering fallen soldiers into the Great War.  Your mailaccount was sent me with the mention you could probably help me further on with…

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Women’s Land Army in Staffordshire

The Board of Agriculture organised the Land Army during the Great War, starting activities in 1915. Towards the end of 1917 there were over 250,001 – 260,000 women working as farm labourers, with 23,000 in the Land Army itself, doing chores such as milking cows and picking fruit. 3 million men away to fight in…

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News Archives

  • War Bride in Hednesford
  • Loos Mural
  • When Graffiti Becomes Heritage
  • Brampton Museum World War 1 Videos
  • Percy Whitelock’s Diary
  • Alsagers Bank War Memorial
  • William George Whitfield
  • Women’s Land Army in Staffordshire
  • Anzac Day Ceremony 2017
  • History group in search for First World War soldier’s family as headstone is reinstalled