Staffordshire Day is a resounding success

It looked like we captured that local pride in Staffordshire on Sunday, when we held our first ever official Staffordshire Day with dozens of events taking place across the county. The day was a huge success and saw thousands of people turn out to share their pride and show what great things the county has to offer.

It was great to see so many of our top tourism attractions along with local communities get involved, finding their own exciting way to mark the day.  Stone-based Lymestone Brewery even brewed a special Staffordshire Day ale for the celebrations.

To capture a flavour amongst the many events were a death-defying tightrope walk across Rudyard Lake as part of the ‘A day at the lake’ arts event. The Alton Towers Resort gave half-price entry to everyone who showed a photo of them eating an oatcake.  And, at World of Wedgwood in Barlaston people celebrated the best of local produce with their ‘Staffordshire Day food festival’.

It really was a wonderful day, with more events at Norbury Canal Festival, the National Brewery Centre, National Memorial Arboretum, Cannock Museum and Lichfield Cathedral. I would like to thank everyone who turned out to join in the celebrations including lots of smaller community groups who put on their own events.  We’ll now be looking ahead to next year’s Staffordshire Day and how we can make it even more special.

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