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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.

Afterwards there will be an option to join us for a meal in a local pub.

2019 Programme

  • 30 April (5th Tuesday): Rocester. Today dominated by the JCB factory, this ordinary village has had a varied history and has been the site of a Roman fort, a medieval Abbey and early example of an Industrial cotton factory.
  • 28 May: Ranton Abbey. The ruins of a 12th century Augustinian Abbey and Regency country house.
  • 25 June: Norbury and Norbury Junction. A Bronze age round barrow, a medieval church and moated site of Norbury Manor, as well as a busy 19th century canal junction.
  • 23 July: Swynnerton.. A walk around the village and a visit to the Church.

To find out more about this group:
Members - You can read up-to-date information in the latest edition of the Stafford U3A Newsletter in the Members' Forum. See the Notices page for how to register.
Non-members - Use the Contact Us page.


Forton, June 2018.



The group at Chartley Castle

Visit to St Thomas's Priory May 2018

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