February edition of the Staffordshire Archives & Heritage Update

Staffordshire Archives and Heritage
Wooden horses 1940s

Wooden horses 1940s

Welcome to the February edition of the Staffordshire Archives and Heritage newsletter.

If you are in Newcastle-under-Lyme why not pop into the library to see the latest incarnation of the 'On Your Doorstep' touring exhibition which features wooden toys made by a local joiner in the 1940s and costume accessories from the early 19th century. Join poet Mal Dewhirst for a conversation about the display and contribute your memories of Newcastle on Monday 16 March at 2pm. 


Refreshments at the History Access Point

Welcome to the History Access Point at St Mary’s, Lichfield
Most people will now know of the facilities we have on offer at Lichfield’s History Access Point (HAP). For those who have yet to discover us, we offer an opportunity to find out about your family history, free of charge, online at Ancestry and Find My Past. If your family has roots in Staffordshire you can track your ancestors through the microfiche copies of baptisms, marriages and burials or browse the Parish Register transcripts. We have copies of the Lichfield Mercury back to the 1800s on microfilm and a range of books where you can research the history of Lichfield.
Visitors can now enjoy refreshments at the newly opened café situated upstairs adjacent to the HAP. The café is a non-profit social enterprise facility for the benefit of the local community. So why not come along and visit the café and at the same time explore all that we have on offer at the HAP.

Silk mourning dress 1860s

Silk mourning dress with velvet trim and beaded decoration, 1860s, in the process of being mounted for the exhibition.

Pushing up Daisies Exhibition

The new exhibition 'Pushing Up Daisies' is nearly ready. The exhibition opens on Saturday 7 March. Look out for the special edition of the newsletter which will list the programme off events and activities which will be taking place at the Staffordshire Record Office. In the meantime you can catch up with some of the stories behind the exhibition here

Staffordshire Record Office – Opening Hours

The new opening hours at the Staffordshire Record Office have now taken effect. 
• Tuesday: 10.00 – 4.00 
• Wednesday: 10.00 – 4.00 
• Thursday: 10.00 – 4.00
• Friday: 10.00 – 4.00 
• Saturday: 9.00 – 1.00 (third Saturday in the month)

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