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Stay at Swinfen Hall this October and help to £10,000 for the National Memorial Arboretum

To mark the opening of the National Memorial Arboretum’s new Remembrance Centre on the 21st October 2016, Swinfen Hall has pledged to make a £25 donation for every bedroom booked by guests visiting the Arboretum. The new Remembrance Centre has…

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Have a 'grand' day at the amazing Drayton Manor Park

Being a family owned and run theme park, Drayton Manor knows how important making memories as a family is, which is why it is offering all grandmas and grandpas the chance to visit for free* to celebrate National Grandparents Day on Sunday 2nd…

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Blooming Lichfield once again achieves Silver Gilt in Heart of England in Bloom

Well the judging day came & went in July and so the Heart of England in Bloom presentation celebration took place at Aldridge Parish Church Hall on 15th September. Blooming Lichfield once again achieved a SILVER/GILT Award (for the 5th year)…

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Lichfield Rotary Club Charter Dinner - with Lord Digby Jones as Guest Speaker

Lichfield Rotary Club are very fortunate to have Lord Jones as their guest speaker at their Charter Night at Lichfield Guildhall on 1 October. Lord Jones has a reputation as an entertaining and forthright speaker and he has chosen ‘Britain, Europe…

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Miss Birmingham takes on VertiGO high ropes at Drayton Manor

Miss Birmingham 2016, otherwise known as Megan Llewellyn from Tamworth, enjoyed a day experiencing the brand new high ropes attraction, VertiGO, at Drayton Manor Park on 21 July. VertiGO is a 30 minute high ropes activity with two sky rails that’s…

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Pray for Nice at Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral will hold a special vigil at 6pm on Sunday 17 July for all those affected by the terror attacks in Nice. The vigil will be led by the Very Revd Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield, and will provide an opportunity to grieve for…

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The Battle of the Somme, remembered at Lichfield Cathedral

‘Before Action’ is a special commemoration event, and an exclusive art installation, taking place at Lichfield Cathedral this August, to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. The commemoration event will take place over three evenings…

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Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne teams up with Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral is teaming up with Oscar-winning actor, Eddie Redmayne, to work on a special project this summer, in commemoration of the Battle of the Somme. Eddie Redmayne OBE is a critically acclaimed actor best known for his roles in…

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Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival Great Success

Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival has been highly praised by both musicians and customers after a great week-end of music to suit all tastes. Of the many highlights were  Lichfield’s Community Band ‘Blast Off ‘ entertaining the crowds outside…

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Ragdolls line up for 2016 Lichfield Festival

Over 150 ragdolls are lined up and ready to form a trail through the city of Lichfield as part of the 35th Lichfield Festival which starts on Friday (1 July).   The dolls have been made and donated by local crafters of all ages and abilities…

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Fascinating discovery at Lichfield Cathedral Library

Staff at Lichfield Cathedral have discovered an exciting inscription in the Cathedral Library. The inscription was found in a book belonging to the Earl of Hertford and dated 1553. It was written in Latin by ‘RA’, believed to be Roger Ascham. The…

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Drayton Manor Hotel Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Drayton Manor Hotel is proud to announce that it is a recipient of the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The hotel, which will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, has been awarded with this recognition based on consistently great…

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Celebrations take place as London Midland names train Lichfield Festival

Performers and patrons of the Lichfield Festival gathered at Euston Station on Tuesday 14 June to celebrate the official naming of one of London Midland’s newest class 350 trains. The train naming event took place to mark the train operator’s…

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Chasewater Railway, in Burntwood recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary

The volunteers of Chasewater Railway who work in the community operating a Heritage Railway and Museum have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Chasewater Railway…

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The return of the famous Lichfield Dash

After a break of 4 years the famous Lichfield Dash, the Chariots of Fire inspired race against the 12 noon chimes of Lichfield Cathedral is back on Saturday August 20th from 10am onwards round Cathedral Close. Kevin Wilson Director of organisers KP…

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Erasmus Darwin, Samuel Johnson & the BBC!

May saw an influx of publicity for Lichfield, the Lunar Society and Erasmus Darwin in the most unusual way! The daytime soap Doctors saw one of its key characters, Al, take a pilgrimage to Lichfield and there is a wonderful scene at Darwin House,…

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Could you be Drayton Manor's 50 millionth visitor this month?

Drayton Manor Park set to welcome 50 millionth visitor! The calculations are in and the preparations are in place, as Drayton Manor Park is expecting to welcome its 50 millionth visitor within the first two weeks of June and the lucky visitor who…

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One-handed Pianist Nicholas McCarthy to perform at Lichfield Cathedral

Born without his right hand, piano star Nicholas McCarthy is at the forefront of British music talent and champions accessibility to music for all. He will perform at Lichfield Cathedral on 31st May to help raise funds for the Chapter House Appeal…

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Bloodcurdling chill gets bigger at the new and improved The Haunting at Drayton Manor Park

The Haunting is based on the legend of an old vicarage located on the Drayton Manor estate where the sudden passing of the vicar led to a series of strange circumstances and unexplainable events. Twenty years after it first launched to…

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Road closure notification for IRON MAN

IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire will take place on Sunday 12 June 2016. Over 2,500 athletes from more than 40 countries will compete in a 1.2-mile swim in Chasewater Lake, a 56-mile bike through the picturesque Staffordshire countryside and a 13.1-mile…

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