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Online talks and exhibitions

A range of archive content is now available online, hosted as part of the Staffordshire Past Track|| project, archive content is available alongside content developed by Staffordshire Arts and Museum Service.

For a full listing of online exhibitions visit Staffordshire in-depth on Staffordshire Pasttrack.

Archive Service Online Content:

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Staffordshire Working Lives||
This website illustrates the working lives of the people of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, through a sample of documents that show them at work. Themes covered so far include agriculture, mining, textile manufacturing and domestic service.
 

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Weather in Staffordshire's Archives||
As we all become increasingly concerned about the impact of climate change on our world, this exhibition takes a look at weather in the past, drawing on the many sources available in Staffordshire's rich archive collections.
 

Running Hare logoDistinctive Staffordshire
| | Staffordshire is a county of contrasts.  Its many industries, past and present, the natural beauty and variety of its landscape, its complex system of transport and the activities of its people over the centuries are all represented in a rich archival heritage, shaped and created by the county's history.

Ships imageStaffordshire at Sea||
Staffordshire produced throughout its history a surprising number of very successful sailors and people, who were connected with the sea in a number of capacities. This site uses selected documents to reflect the activities of five particular people, chosen for their different roles in relation to the sea.

Views imageStaffordshire Views||
The Staffordshire Views are a unique series of images of watercolours, drawings, sketches, engravings and lithographs commissioned and collected by William Salt, a London banker whose family came from Staffordshire.


Places imageStaffordshire Places||
This web site showcases examples of archive sources available for a variety of places in Staffordshire from the many collections deposited with the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service and also from the printed and graphic collections owned by the William Salt Library, Stafford.

Crime and Punishment imageCrime & Punishment in the Archives||
An audio-visual tour through the darker side of local history. Find out about bad behaviour over four centuries and the responses which it provoked. The experience may not be very edifying, but we hope you will find it informative.

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