Something for the weekend?

H_MAGENTAA lot has happened throughout history that placed Staffordshire firmly on the map and I think it is very important that as Staffordshire residents we celebrate our heritage and culture.

This Saturday is national Heritage Open Day and we are marking the occasion with a range of free events in Stafford for the whole family. Visitors will be able to discover the darker side of Stafford in a brand new exhibition on crime and punishment in our historic courtroom. Over the road in County Buildings, the Judge’s quarters will be opened up to the public for the first time. I have seen their Quarters and recommend you take the opportunity to have a look around the old rooms and find out more about the characters that once inhabited the quarters.

Pop over to Eastgate Street to the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service who will be putting on ‘The Home Front’ exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Original letters, leaflets, posters and photographs will tell the story of our heroic Staffordshire servicemen. The Shire Hall gallery will also be opening their doors for their latest exhibition.

I will be taking a break from the combine harvester this Saturday to go to these fantastic free events and I would encourage all the Staffordshire public to do so also. There are great family prizes to be won and who knows, you may discover some hidden secrets from your past!

Visit our Heritage Day website for more details.

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