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Annual List of Accessions 2020

Previous lists of accessions for each year from 1998 onwards are available from Staffordshire Record Office on request.

Please note that due to the coronavirus pandemic there have been far fewer accessions than normal during 2020.

Some of the records listed below may not be generally available for consultation.

Staffordshire Record Office

Official records of Staffordshire County Council

Minutes of Staffordshire County Council

[No official accessions have been processed during 2020.]

Cultural Services

  • Photographs of Staffordshire Education Committee Mobile Library Van, c.1940s-1950s (7832)

Coroners’ Records

  • Additional Treasure Trove files of HM Coroner for South Staffordshire, 2017-2018 (D7826)

Local authorities

District Councils

  • Miscellaneous printed items from County Borough of Burton upon Trent: brochure for Burton's first Shopping Week, August 1931, programme for the official opening of the Waterside Primary School, Feb 1951, The Reader's Handbook - the Journal of the Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery, Burton upon Trent, Jan 1952 (7795/2)

Parish Councils

  • Minute book of Anslow Parish Council, Apr 1895-Mar 1935 (unfit for production until repaired), also transcription (D7833)

  • Records of Consall Parish Council, formerly Consall Parish Meeting, 1866-2015, containing minutes, accounts, and clerk's files (D7818)

  • Longnor Parish Council, poor rate books for Hollinsclough 1896-1905 (7806/2)

  • Additional minutes of Rolleston on Dove Parish Council, 2009-2014 (D7809)

  • Records of Rocester civil parish, collected by Mr Ernest Atkins, parish overseer from 1897: including Overseer’s account book and ratepayers’ minute book 1837-1887; valuation books 1839 and 1890s; rating assessment 1914; Collector’s unpaid rates statement 1884-1915; electoral register 1914; annual report of the Association of Poor Law Unions 1917 (D7764)

  • Records of Rolleston-on-Dove Parish Council, 1894-2010, including minutes, Councillors’ declaration, accounts (D7719)

  • Additional records of Weeford Parish Council: minutes 1964-1991; minutes of Weeford Village Hall 1972-1973 and accounts 1973-1978 (D7790)

  • Additional records of Wigginton and Hopwas Parish Council: minutes 1995-2010, Village Hall accounts 1979-2003, and papers relating to Comberford Millennium Green 1998-2010 (D7794)


Diocese of Lichfield

  • Training material commissioned by the Board of Ministry for the Bishop's Certificate course, 1970S-1990s (B/A/26/7/3)
  • Quinquennial Inspection reports for churches in the Walsall Archdeaconry area, 1992-2016 (B/A/26/14/4/100)


  • Additional parish magazines of Abbots Bromley, St Nicholas with Blithfield, 2019 (D7789); Petition in support of the vicar of Colwich, Revd Edward Harland, referring to works published by him, c.1886 (7800/1)

  • Photocopies of Alstonefield constables' accounts c.1725-1803 (7806/1)

  • Sandon All Saints, log of work carried out under the Quinquennial Inspection process, 1996-2020 (D7804)

  • Additional parish magazines of Stonnall, St Peter, 2019 (D7788)

  • Additional parish records of Stretton St Mary with Claymills, 1922-2015, including marriage registers, service registers, accounts, PCC minutes, property files, charity files and magazines (D7827)

  • Parish magazines of Trysull All Saints with Swindon, later Trysull and Seisdon, 1899-2019 (D7823)

  • Parish magazine of Weeford with Hints, December 1953 (D7625)

  • Additional baptism register of Whittington, St Giles, 1954-2019 (D7824)



  • Miscellaneous Methodist Circuit Plans from Cannock Chase 1988, Leek 1983 and 2001, Newcastle-under-Lyme 1966, Stafford 1989-1990, Wolstanton and Audley 1970, and Staffordshire Moorlands 2017-2019 (7828)

  • Methodist Circuit Plans from Burton-upon-Trent Methodist Circuit, 1987, 1990 (7829)

  • Programme for the re-opening (rededication) of Pittshill Methodist Church in March 1967, celebrating the 150th anniversary 1817-1967 (7808)

  • Additional records of Tamworth and Lichfield Methodist Circuit, 1993-2017, Lichfield Methodist Church, 1962-2014, and Glascote Methodist Church, 1933-2011 (D7803)

Schools and further education

  • Logbook for Brewood (CE) Middle School, 1977-2002 (7792)

  • Log book of Broadway Mixed School, Burton upon Trent, later Broadway Central Mixed School, 1887-1941 (7795/1)

  • Records of Walton Hall Special School, Eccleshall (later Walton Hall Academy), 1948-1988, including attendance records, financial records, stock and clothing books, plans, copy photographs and other memorabilia (D7831)


  • Annual reports and subscription records of the Staffordshire County Police Court Mission, also called County of Stafford Police Court Mission, 1912-1963 (7811)

Family and estate

  • Three engagement diaries of Charles Bill of Farley, 1876, 1878, 1880 (7820)

  • Copy order by the Commissioners for the Stourbridge Canal, for a payment to be made to members of the Gibbons family for compensation for the laying of a mineral railway line to connect with the canal, 1828 (7817)

  • Album of Thomas Alfred Sneyd-Kynnersley, Lieut, R.N. (TASK) and Edmund McKenzie Sneyd-Kynnersley, 19th-early 20th cent. (7807)

  • Additional medieval documents believed to have originated from the Earls of Stafford at Swynnerton: View of lands and property of William Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton, 14th cent.; Rental of the manor of Bourton with Buckingham, belonging to Sir Bernard Missenden and his wife Isabel, being a survey of tenants and tenurial arrangements, 1409 (7798)

  • Estimates of revenue and expenditure, Trentham Estate, 1905-1910 (7819)


  • Additional material collected by Tom English, former Sub-Postmaster at Great Haywood, c.2000-2010 (D6428 additional)

  • Photocopies of letters written by Phillip Gentry to his wife Mollie Gentry relating to their time living in Stafford and the birth of their daughter, 1936-1937 (7905)

  • Probate copy of the will of Simeon Sherratt of Cheddleton, 1881 (7801)

Business and professional

  • Receipts of WH Archer, shopkeeper, 117 Lichfield Road, Tamworth, 1926-1927 (7814)

  • Valuation of a grocer premises in Belle Vue Road, Leek, property of William Birch decd., late 19th cent. (7822)

  • Miscellaneous items relating to trade and farming in the Uttoxeter area, c.1890s-1900s, found at Grange Farm, Draycott-in-the-Clay, belonging to the Buckley family (7810)

  • Solicitors' miscellaneous legal papers and other documents relating to the Alstonefield area, some originating from the offices of Challinor & Shaw of Leek, 1739-19th cent. (7806/3)

  • Business records of Drayton Manor Farm, Dunston, owned by the Snelson family, 1960s-1970s, including annual audited accounts and farming related papers (7821)

  • Programmes for Ind Coope annual staff dances at Burton, 1959 and 1963 (7795/3)

Clubs and societies

  • Minutes of the Betheney Chapter No. 376, Rose Croix, 1926-2018 (D7815)
  • Minutes and Secretary’s file, Gnosall Civic Society, 1990-2001 (7793)

  • Additional minute book of Izaak Walton Lodge (4281), Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Freemasons, 2003-2012 (D7812)
  • Records of Newcastle-under-Lyme String Orchestra, 1934-2019: programmes, news cuttings and other memorabilia, accounts, membership list, music catalogue (D7796)

  • Additional accounts of Tixall and Ingestre Village Hall, 2017-2018 (D7802)


  • Documents of title to Nos 101-106 Shobnall Street, Burton on Trent, 1878-1972 (7830)

  • Deed to a messuage in Cheadle with stable, garden and appurtenances, 1760 (Bill estate) (7813)

  • Documents of title to Woolmer Cottage, Main Road, Great Haywood, 1822-1964 (7800/2)

  • Surrender and admission to copyhold land in Kinver, Manor of Kinfare and Compton Hallows, 1844 (7791)

  • Documents of title relating to lands in Lower Tean, Checkley and Leigh, and in Cheadle and Forsbrook, 1708-1817 (7816)

  • Documents of title to property in Wombourne and Kingswinford, 1763-1854 (7797)

Maps and plans, graphic, printed, miscellaneous

  • Section of strata, New Haden Colliery, Cheadle, 20th cent. (7799)


Stoke on Trent City Archives

Business and professional

  • Two letters from The Grindley Hotel Ware Co. Ltd., Globe Pottery, Tunstall to Miss Mary Stewart (a Director of The Stewarts Hotel Group of Queensland, Australia) regarding a visit and potential order, June 1955 (SD 1878)

Educational establishments

  • Meir School logbook, 1928-1948 (SD 1881) 

Charities and action groups

  • Audley (Diglake) Colliery Disaster Fund/Talke Relief Fund Papers, circa 1895-1936 (SD 1875)

Title Deeds

  • Deeds relating to Premises in Tunstall (including the Primitive Methodist Chapel and Schools in Tunstall), 1811-1878 (SD 1875)



  • Photographs relating to two Burslem Traders: Fred Bew (Bew's Radio Store) and William B. Barker (Hardware Shop and Playland Prams & Toys Ltd), 1925-1970s (SD 1877); Glass Plate Negatives of Aerial Images/Photographs of Burslem and an Aerial Photograph of Fenton, circa 1939-circa 1940 (SD 1879)


  • Theatre Programmes for Victoria Hall, Hanley; Victoria Hall, Hanley; Royal Ordnance Factory, Swynnerton, 1944-1958 (SD 1876)

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