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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.
Join Assistant Curator of Ceramics Ben Miller for an insight into hospitality wares made in Stoke-on-Trent.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Reginald Joseph Mitchell was one of the leading aeroplane designers of his generation. He was born in Butt Lane, Kidsgrove in 1895 and raised and educated in Stoke-on-Trent. He designed 24 different aeroplanes during his prolific career, before his death in 1937 aged only 42. Mitchell’s designs ranged from commercial flying boats, made from wood […]