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Exploring Staffordshire's Past


The group meets Monthly on the 4th Tuesday from 17.00 to 19.00 from April-September

A series of short guided walks looking at the history of some towns, villages and places nearby. Walks will be about 2 miles in length.

25 April: Eccleshall Possibly the site of a Romano-British Church. Later it became the seat of the Bishops of Lichfield, and in the late 18th and early 19th centuries it became an important stopping place for coaches on the London to Chester road.

23 May: Chartley Castle A village, a castle and a moated hall. The castle lies on a hill and cattle may be encountered in the field. Mud may be encountered in wet weather. Please wear appropriate clothing.

27 June: Uttoxeter A market town serving the rich agricultural area of the dove Valley, Uttoxeter still has many buildings connected with its history.

25 July: Church Eaton A visit to tan ancient parish church; a medieval settlement with some timber-framed houses; a moated site and a section of the Shropshire Union Canal and a couple of surprises.

22 August: Lichfield Associated with St Chad, and centre of the diocese of Lichfield since Saxon times, it was laid out as a planned town by Bishop Roger de Clinton in the 12th century. In the 18th century it was home to Erasmus Darwin, David Garrick and Samuel Johnson.

26 September: Acton Trussell The walk includes some Roman remains, an unusual church, a moated hall and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal as well as part of the village.


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The group at Chartley Castle

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