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Preview evening for Armed Forces Families at NMA
Armed Forces families invited to exclusive preview evening of Illuminated Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is offering 750 free tickets to Armed Forces families for an exclusive preview evening of Illuminated Arboretum on Tuesday 11 December. Illuminated Arboretum is a series of special events in December allowing visitors…

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Remembrance at the NMA
Field of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum opening with special service

In the year that marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, the National Memorial Arboretum’s Field of Remembrance will open to the public with a special service of Remembrance on Monday 5th November.   The Field of Remembrance…

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Lichfield Cathedral announces Remembrance Programme

White doves, poppies and a peace woodland: Lichfield Cathedral announces its Remembrance Programme in full. White doves will be released for peace, poppies will flood the cathedral and the first trees will be planted in a new “Peace Woodland” in…

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Victoria Cross
Eight Victoria Crosses to be on display for Remembrance

Something very special is due to happen at Lichfield Cathedral on Remembrance Sunday (November 11th). During the 10am service eight Victoria Crosses awarded to soldiers from Staffordshire will be brought into the cathedral and placed on a drum head…

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Thomas Land at Christmas
EXPERIENCE DRAYTON MANOR PARK’S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS

Get ready for this year’s festivities at Staffordshire-based Drayton Manor Park as its award-winning Magical Christmas event begins on Saturday 17th November and takes place on selected dates until the end of December*. Secure your tickets early…

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Commonwealth Evensong

There was a special Choral Evensong in Lichfield Cathedral at the weekend (October 21st) to celebrate The Queen’s position as the head of the Commonwealth. The service took the Commonwealth theme of ‘Towards a Common Future’ and highlighted not…

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New Website for Huddlesford Gathering

Bookings for 2019’s Huddlesford Heritage Gathering can be made now on a brand new website. The Gathering, held biennially and organised jointly by Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust and Lichfield Cruising Club, brings together…

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Good Food Winners
Winners of 2018 Good Food Awards Announced

The best food & drink businesses in Staffordshire have been crowned at a glittering awards ceremony. The 2018 Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards, held in the 1907 Suite at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Monday 22nd October, announced the winners…

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October half term at the NMA
Embrace autumn at the National Memorial Arboretum during October half term

Families can embark on a range of interactive and educational activities at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, during October half term (27 October- 4 November), embracing the spirit of autumn as they explore 150-acres of maturing…

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The Band of the Mercian Regiment
The Band of the Mercian Regiment

Join 'The Band of the Mercian Regiment' at Lichfield Cathedral for a spectacular evening of music and poetry on Saturday 3rd November, as part of a series of events to commemorate the end of the First World War. The programme, which will include…

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Will these Lichfield Businesses be Celebrating the Good Food Awards?

A glittering awards ceremony will decide Staffordshire’s best food & drink businesses this month, with six from Lichfield in the running. Darwin’s Restaurant at The George Hotel, Pom’s Kitchen and Chapters Tea Room from Lichfield city centre…

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Lichfield Cathedral Chapters team
Cathedral Café wins prestigious recognition

Where in Lichfield can you enjoy quality food and drink is an historic surrounding which even boasts its own brand of wine? We’re talking about Chapters, the café at Lichfield Cathedral which is celebrating after winning a place to be a member of…

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The Cathedral Illuminated Returns Bringing ‘Peace on Earth’ to Lichfield and beyond

‘Outstanding’, ‘Fantastic’ and ‘Mind-blowing’ just some of the responses from 2017’s The Cathedral Illuminated which is now entering its fourth year, bringing the spirit of Christmas to Staffordshire - ‘the creative county’.   After winning the ‘…

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Folk band the Light Side, who will be performing at Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s Autumn Show
Autumn Show Features Music Of the Waterways

A musical history of the Birmingham Canal Navigations will be the highlight of Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s Autumn Show. The Birmingham Lads tells the story of the beginnings of the BCN, its rise to prosperity and its effect…

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Vote for Lichfield City centre to become England’s favourite conservation area!

Lichfield City centre has been shortlisted in a prestigious competition run by the national body Civic Voice to find England’s favourite conservation area. Thanks to the Lichfield Civic Society for entering the city into the competition - Lichfield…

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Lichfield Cathedral Bookshop
City Centre Move for Cathedral Gift Shop

Lichfield Cathedral Gift Shop and Box Office which for many years has been located at The Close opposite the west door of the cathedral is moving into the city centre. From Saturday October 6th, the shop will be in the main thoroughfare of the busy…

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Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday at the National Memorial Arboretum

On 11 November 2018, the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, will host an outdoor Service of Remembrance at the base of the Armed Forces Memorial to mark 100 years since the signing of the Armistice, which signaled the end of the First…

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Ride to the Wall
Thousands of motorcyclists will visit National Memorial Arboretum for Ride to the Wall

Over 7,000 motorcyclists will make a pilgrimage to the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, on Saturday 6 October, for the annual Ride to the Wall (RTTW) event. This unique service of Remembrance is attended by motorcycle enthusiasts…

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Visiting the Football Remembers Memorials at the NMA
Nigel Clough visits National Memorial Arboretum to explore close connections between football and the Armed Forces

The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire is the UK’s year-round Centre for Remembrance; a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country.  The Arboretum is part of…

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Drayton Manor Hotel achieves its busiest ever month on record

With staycations becoming more popular than ever, Drayton Manor Park’s on-site, four-star hotel experienced its busiest ever month on record in August, since its opening back in 2011. Staying in the UK for holidays with the family has been a…

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