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Young people say "Thank You" to First World War Generation
Hundreds of young people gather to say “Thank You” to First World War Generation

Published on Wednesday 18th Jul 2018

On Wednesday 11 July, the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, part of the Royal British Legion, hosted around 750 young people from schools across the country for the Thank You Youth Festival, celebrating the invaluable contributions of…

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Drayton Manor Team
Ten things you didn’t know about Europe's only Thomas Land™ as it celebrates its tenth anniversary!  

Published on Tuesday 17th Jul 2018

After a decade of providing fun and laughter for all the family in its Thomas Land™ attraction, Drayton Manor Park is celebrating this milestone anniversary by releasing some fun facts about the little blue tank engine and his friends!   Since its…

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The Great Exhibition
The Great Exhibition 2018: Imagine Peace

Published on Monday 16th Jul 2018

The Great Exhibition 2018: 'Imagine Peace' promises to be a stunning, immersive sound and light experience this summer August 17th - 27th (between 7pm and 11pm) at Lichfield Cathedral.  The Great Exhibition: Imagine Peace is a profound and…

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Enjoy Staffordshire Awards
THE 2018 ENJOY STAFFORDSHIRE TOURISM AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN!

Published on Friday 13th Jul 2018

The race to become Staffordshire’s best tourism business is now on after the 2018 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards, supported by Pear Communications, were declared open! Organisers Destination Staffordshire are encouraging visitor attractions to…

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Maelstrom
Drayton Manor to bring smiles this summer

Published on Thursday 12th Jul 2018

Be ready for smiles this summer as Drayton Manor Park plans its six weeks of Summer Sensation campaign from Wednesday 25th July to Monday 3rd September at the Staffordshire-based attraction.   In addition to the adrenaline-pumping thrill rides,…

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Hundreds of school children gather to say ‘Thank You’ to First World War generation

Published on Wednesday 11th Jul 2018

The National Memorial Arboretum is hosting the Thank You Youth Festival as part of First World War centenary commemorations Date: 11 July 2018 Time: Media welcome from 9am Location: Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR Hundreds of…

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Jez Avery's Stunt Vehicles
Whittington Countryside and Craft Fair takes place on Saturday September 1st

Published on Tuesday 10th Jul 2018

This year’s Whittington Countryside and Craft Fair takes place on Saturday September 1st, at Bit End Field, Whittington, near Lichfield, WS14 9LQ opening at 10.00 and finishing at 4.30. All the usual attractions will be there, including Punch and…

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Future plans for The Kings Head

Published on Monday 9th Jul 2018

In November 2016 a group of veterans from the Staffordshire Regiment (the Prince of Wales’s) became aware that the lease of the Kings Head public house was available to purchase.  The Kings Head is the very place where the Regiment was founded in…

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Arthur Price/ Arboretum
National Memorial Arboretum launch for Arthur Price commemorative candlesticks

Published on Friday 6th Jul 2018

A series of limited edition silver plated candle sticks crafted by internationally reputed tableware company Arthur Price have been unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire. Each of the twelve candlesticks available is named…

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Patrick Craig
FORMER LICHFIELD CHORISTER SAVES THE DAY!

Published on Thursday 5th Jul 2018

A former chorister and student of Lichfield Cathedral Choir School will step into the breach at a Lichfield Festival concert next week after its conductor became unwell.  Patrick Craig was expecting to join his fellow singers in a concert by The…

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National Memorial Arboretum takes crucial step towards opening of new £8million events building

Published on Wednesday 4th Jul 2018

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, is set to open Aspects, a new £8million events building in October 2018. At this exciting time for the Arboretum, as it branches out into meetings and conferences, a new Business and Development…

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Town Criers
OYEZ OYEZ OYEZ - Lichfield Town Crier Competition

Published on Tuesday 3rd Jul 2018

Sixteen Town Criers from all over Britain will gather to compete in Lichfield’s Town Crier Competition. Held over two rounds during the morning and afternoon, the criers will be representing their home towns and cities. Lichfield’s very own award-…

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