Posts Tagged ‘ Staffordshire ’

What’s hot: February 2018

Feb 1st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot – and what’s not – in the travel world, right now…

Heartfelt Messages

Oct 1st, 2017 | By
one of the creators with staff at the national Arboretum

This is the name of a new mass-participation art installation that commemorates the sacrifice made by the British Armed Forces, and their families at home during the Battle of Passchendaele.

Motor cyclists and Remembrance Day

Nov 11th, 2016 | By
motor bikers at the National Arboretum

There seems to be a strong relationship between those who ride motor bikes and keeping the memory of those who have served in the armed forces alive.

Sign up for the Christmas card record.

Oct 12th, 2016 | By
hige Christmas card for Guiness Book of Record attempt

The card has space for 20,923 signatures and will be travelling around the Midlands and London over the next couple of months in an attempt to fill up all the spaces.

The bandaged James

Jul 8th, 2015 | By

Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire is a theme park but with a couple of slight differences. For a start, there is a strong link with Thomas the Tank Engine so the themed hotel has some Thomas themed rooms.

A day in…Lichfield

Jun 29th, 2015 | By

Adrian spends time in Lichfield, the Midland’s city that once had an archbishop but today has settled for being a tourist destination and base to discover Staffordshire.

It does rain in the UK

Aug 11th, 2013 | By

It has been known to rain in the UK. At the moment, the third outbreak today is splattering off the patio roof as I write this but luckily not in Chester-le-Street so I can listen to the fourth test. My wife is irked with having to bring the washing in yet again.

Birdlistening… the new birdwatching?

May 5th, 2013 | By

It’s a brave person that wakes me up before 6am. Yet I’ve found myself wide awake well before my alarm clock this last week or so, thanks to a couple of perky songbirds perched right outside my window and singing their hearts out

Stoke-on-Trent: Ceramics Capital of the World

Feb 13th, 2011 | By

When Visit Stoke, the tourism body for the city sent us a press release calling Stoke the ceramics capital wonder of the world, the first thought was how they had one this award. Had ceramicists across the world nominated the town? Had collectors of fine china voted in huge numbers so that other centres around the world were defeated? No, it was none of these. They had decided to christen themselves with the title. The first thought was this was a tad arrogant. The second was more thoughtful. Stoke has an extraordinary good case to the title.