Staffordshire Day To Focus On County’s Proud Manufacturing Heritage

Tue, 26/02/2019 - 11:05

Staffordshire DayStaffordshire’s industrial heritage will be celebrated with a packed programme of events, activities, special offers and competitions on the fourth Staffordshire Day on Wednesday 1st May.

This year’s event, coordinated by Destination Staffordshire with the help of Staffordshire County Council and other local authorities, has the theme Made in Staffordshire and will celebrate the county’s brewing and ceramic heritage, as well as food and drink, music, and people made here.

As last year, the celebrations will include the weekends before and after, to give people as much chance as possible to get involved.

In 2018, over 60,000 people attended Staffordshire Day events, generating over £1m for the county economy, while many also supported on social media, with more than 5,700 tweets including the #StaffordshireDay hashtag.

Confirmed events for 2019 include the Staffordshire Plate Raceday at Uttoxeter Racecourse, a celebration of the Staffordshire Hoard – discovered 10 years ago this year – at Burntwood Library, and a 10 mile countryside walk in Codsall, South Staffordshire.

Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth at Staffordshire County Council and Vice Chair of Destination Staffordshire, said: “With only 10 weeks to go to Staffordshire Day, we’re all getting very excited.

“This will be our fourth celebration of our great county, and not only will we be celebrating our industrial heritage, including the 260th anniversary of the famous Wedgwood pottery company, but we’ll also be celebrating our unique culture, history and amazing places to visit.

“With this focus, along with a whole range of activities, events and special offers at many of our attractions, once again we’ll be telling the world what a wonderful place Staffordshire really is.

“Make sure Wednesday 1st May is in your diary and keep checking Enjoy Staffordshire’s website for news on the latest events.”

The date of Staffordshire Day was decided by a public vote in 2015, with the first celebration in 2016.

Details of this year’s programme are available at www.enjoystaffordshire.com/staffsday.