Forthcoming Events Apr-May 10Court in Action Study Day - Study Day - Saturday 24 April
Archivist Anne George, who has spent the last year cataloguing the Quarter Sessions bundles, together with Thea Randall and Dudley Fowkes, will share with us the richness of these records - documents relating to the diverse business of the Court of Quarter Sessions in its dual role of dispensing justice and administering the county - from convictions to corn prices, rogues to roads and paupers to printing presses... Join us on Saturday 24 April 2010 at Staffordshire Record Office for the Court in Action Study Day.
An Introduction to Garden History in Staffordshire - Study Day - Thursday 13 May
Diane Barre and Sue Gregory have spent many years exploring Staffordshire's garden history, not only by studying the physical evidence ion the ground, but also by thoroughly investigating the archival record. They will explore changing styles and planting over four centuries, using examples from Staffordshire gardens. This is a course for those who want to understand historic gardens and to increase their appreciation of them.
The Study Day runs from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., and costs £35.00 to include lunch and refreshments. To make a booking please telephone Pendrell Hall College on 01902 434112 (Pendrell Hall College, Codsall Wood, near Wolverhampton, WV8 1QP).
Key Sites of Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire - Study Day - Saturday 22 May
Like us, you have probably been fascinated by the story of the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard and the beauty of the individual objects. Find out more about its discovery and about the broader historical context from the experts.
Our speakers will be :
Andrew Sargent - Staffordshire and its Mercian Saints
Nick Tavener - A Mid-Saxon House near Lichfield Cathedral
Andrew Norton - Excavations at Tipping Street, the Curse of the Turk's Head Inn
Steve Dean - Trusting the Ground with the Treasures of Warriors: the Staffordshire Hoard
Please visit our Events Programme page for full details, including ticket prices, and links to booking forms. This excludes the Garden History Study Day, which is bookable through Pendrell Hall College.