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No. 6254 City of Stoke-on-Trent: 75th Anniversary

20/09/202116:0122/09/2021 08:37Leave a Comment

75 years ago, the locomotive City of Stoke-on-Trent was officially named at a ceremony at Stoke-on-Trent Station. It was a Princess Coronation Class built by the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) at Crewe. This class of steam locomotive was one of the most powerful ever used on the railway network. Following the naming ceremony […]

Stoke-on-Trent School of Art and Apprentice Ceramics: Talking Treasures

06/06/202111:5825/06/2021 12:02Leave a Comment

Did you know that once upon a time each of Stoke-on-Trent’s six towns boasted its own school of art? Assistant Curator of Ceramics Ben Miller introduces us to those schools with a selection of student and apprentice pieces.

Talking Treasures: Stoke-on-Trent Hospitality Wares

26/04/202108:50Leave a Comment

Join Assistant Curator of Ceramics Ben Miller for an insight into hospitality wares made in Stoke-on-Trent.

Stoke-on-Trent Young Archaeologists’ Club

17/12/201914:5117/12/2019 14:57

PLEASE NOTE – our membership is fully subscribed, but get in touch if your child would like to be put on our waiting list. We are looking for Volunteer Assistants to join us in running Stoke-on-Trent YAC. Find out more. Stoke-on-Trent YAC is open to everyone aged 8–16 years. YAC clubs get involved in all […]

Grantham Climate Art Prize 2021

24/11/202114:5126/11/2021 09:18

The Writing’s Not On the Wall – Yet is an online exhibition of designs and street art painted for the Grantham Climate Art Prize 2021 expressing messages of hope in the face of climate change & biodiversity loss by 12–25 year-olds from across the UK. Created for their local communities – and designed to capture […]

Feeding Medieval Stafford: the secrets in the seeds

22/10/202109:20Leave a Comment

Recently, some of our archaeological archives from Stafford have been sampled by the FeedSax project, which is trying to resolve questions about changing Medieval farming practices, using Anglo-Saxon Stafford as one of the case studies. But that’s enough from us, over to Dr. Mark McKerracher… Feeding Medieval Stafford: the secrets in the seeds During the […]

The Paper Hurricane: Part 2

20/09/202110:0017/09/2021 15:03Leave a Comment

Have you seen the Paper Hurricane that flies alongside Spitfire RW388 in the Spitfire Gallery? Artist Suhail Shaikh takes us through the epic journey of the sculpture’s creation. In this second installment, Suhail takes us through the detailed process of building the Hurricane. Suhail Shaikh, 2021 I started by diving into research on the plane […]

Memories of War

16/09/202115:1017/09/2021 11:57Leave a Comment

Everyone who experienced the Second World War has their own story to tell. It was a time of danger, loss, and anxiety. Yet for some, wartime activities at home or abroad also resulted in new friendships and opportunities. The photographs, films and displays in this area explore the stories of local people. If you have […]

The Spitfire Evolves

16/09/202110:5816/09/2021 12:25Leave a Comment

Spitfires were streamlined, all-metal fighters with large, curving wings and powerful Rolls-Royce engines. They proved their worth during the Battle of Britain and captured the imagination of the British public. Joe Smith led the Supermarine team after Reginald Mitchell’s death in 1937. The versatile Spitfire design was developed and updated to meet new wartime challenges. […]

Spitfire RW388

15/09/202109:3516/09/2021 10:25Leave a Comment

Our Spitfire was donated to Stoke-on-Trent in 1972 to honour the city’s connection to aeroplane designer Reginald Mitchell. Find out more about Spitfire RW388 through the pages and links below. Spitfire RW388 This Spitfire was built in Castle Bromwich in May 1945. It is a Spitfire Mark XVI (16) with shortened, ‘clipped’ wings and an […]