Events Programme - Archives

Staffordshire History Day

Third annual event run in association with Keele University and the Centre for West Midlands History at the University of Birmingham.

If you represent a local society, please consider reserving a table for promotion of your organisation.

Please note that all available tickets for this event have been sold.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Kate Iles (Univ. of Birmingham): Lunatick Ladies of Staffordshire: the Women of the Darwin and Wedgwood Families

Dr Paul Carter (Modern Domestic Records Specialist, TNA): North Staffordshire Pauper Letters of the mid-nineteenth century

Research Activity Papers

Cathal Rogers (Keele Univ.): The Potter Family: the Walsall agents of the Earls of Bradford, 1830-1870

Dr Gill Marchment (Univ. of Birmingham): Belonging to a Friendly Society in the Staffordshire Moorlands

Graham Martin (Univ. of Birmingham): The 1990 Mid Staffs. by-election - just another mid-term by-election?

Victoria Rowe (Keele Univ.): History Live in the Staffordshire Moorlands: research activities in the community

Plus news from the Archives and Heritage Service, the Victoria County History of Staffordshire, the Centre for West Midlands History and the Staffordshire Historic Environment Record.

Venue: Kingston Centre, Fairway, Stafford ST16 3TW.  Free onsite parking.

Date: Saturday 15 March 2014

Time: 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Tickets : £19.00, to include lunch and refreshments. Available from Staffordshire Record Office.  SOLD OUT!

Link to Booking Forms page|


Annual Archive Ceramics Lecture

"Business as usual" - the Impact of the Great War on the Staffordshire Potteries, a lecture by Dr David Barker

The events of 1914 – 1919 had a dramatic impact upon all aspects of British life, not least upon its manufacturing industries. The pottery industry was not alone in feeling the effects of labour shortages - and the need to fill male roles with women workers – and it suffered from the closure of markets, shortages of raw materials and difficulties in pursuing the all-important export trade. Nevertheless, not all was negative and the Great War had some transformational effects upon the industry shaped it for decades to come.

Dr Barker is an archaeological consultant specialising in the study of ceramics and the ceramics industry.

Venue: City Central Library, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke on Trent ST1 3RS

Date: Saturday 12 April 2014

Time: 11.30 a.m.

Tickets : £4.00. Available from Stoke on Trent City Archives. Advance booking essential.


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