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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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Lichfield Community Games

Lichfield District Council is working in partnership with Inspire Active to host the district’s first Community Games in Beacon Park on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September, from 12noon to 5pm. This fun-filled and interactive afternoon will give…

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Thomas Land at Halloween
More treat than trick this Halloween at Drayton Manor Park

Family-friendly Halloween full of spectacularly spooky fun from Saturday 20th to Thursday 1st November guaranteed at Drayton Manor Park. With more treat than trick this Halloween, Drayton Manor Park’s 4 for £80* tickets can be purchased right up…

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Family Fun at the NMA
Autumnal family fun at the National Memorial Arboretum this weekend

This weekend (22-23 September), the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, is hosting its Autumn Festival, entry is free of charge. Surrounded by the changing trees of the Arboretum’s 150-acre grounds, the Autumn Festival will feature live…

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Christmas Tree Festival at Lichfield Cathedral

Local charities and businesses can now secure their place in this year’s Christmas Tree Festival at Lichfield Cathedral, which will run from 1 December – 6 January 2019! Lichfield Cathedral is at the heart of the city’s Christmas celebrations, from…

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The Staffordshire Regiment and the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line

National Lottery support for ‘The Staffordshire Regiment Museum and the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line’ project to mark First World War Centenary  The Staffordshire Regiment Museum – based at Lichfield – has received a £10,000 grant thanks to…

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30th Anniversary
Canal Trust Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Lichfield’s canal restoration trust has celebrated the 30th anniversary of its foundation. Over 100 people attended Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s anniversary barbecue at Gallows Wharf, including local residents, volunteers,…

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Lichfield Heritage Weekend 2018
Lichfield Heritage Weekend 2018 Celebrating 100 years of…

Put a date in the diary for Lichfield Heritage Weekend on 22 and 23 September. This year the city will celebrate a number of centenaries, including votes for women, Armistice Day, and the first woman to be ordained in a congregational church. With…

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Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Theme Park
Drayton Manor Park’s Adult and Toddler Day Ticket is back by popular demand

The award-winning Drayton Manor Park is once again offering an Adult and Toddler Day Ticket* for the amazing price of £22, Monday – Friday on days the park is open** until Friday 19th October 2018. With the end of the school holidays upon us, an…

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Beer
Lichfield Arts Press Release – Autumn Beer Festival 2018

Fans of real ales, traditional cider  and, pork pies and live music will be in for a treat at this year’s Autumn Beer Festival, run by Lichfield Arts in Lichfield Guildhall. Now a popular and very well-known event in the beer festival calendar, the…

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Visit Lichfield team Emily Waldron and Aileen Beesley
New look guide to what's on across the city and district

From ghost walks and Remembrance Day events to Christmas markets and New Year’s celebrations, there’s plenty going on across Lichfield District in the coming months. Lichfield District Council’s tourism service, Visit Lichfield, has produced a new…

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New look guide to what's on across the city and district

From ghost walks and Remembrance Day events to Christmas markets and New Year’s celebrations, there’s plenty going on across Lichfield District in the coming months. Lichfield District Council’s tourism service, Visit Lichfield, has produced a new…

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Lichfield Proms 2018 musical programme

There are plenty of musical treats in store for the audience at Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park on Saturday 1 September. Festivities will start with children’s activities from 5.30pm, then the City of Lichfield Concert Band will warm up the audience…

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More than a Building

There wasn’t much opportunity for a working class artist, or much interest in the arts when Peter Walker was growing up in the West Midlands  – it would usually mean a trip to London or another major city. So Peter – largely self taught – was…

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Details of 2018 Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards Announced

Organisers of a prestigious awards ceremony are urging the county’s best food and drink businesses to put themselves forward after announcing details of this year’s event. The 2018 Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards, to be held in the 1907…

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Drayton Manor Park
Drayton Park Manor Raises £17,000 for Charity

Visitors to Staffordshire based theme park, Drayton Manor Park, have raised an incredible £17,000 for the Drayton Manor Park Foundation since launching in 2016 to help those from a disadvantaged background in the local community. The vital funds,…

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Map for the Fallen
Mark the map for the fallen at the National Memorial Arboretum

Members of the public are invited to the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, to contribute to a magnificent outdoor art installation remembering those who fought in the First World War. ‘Flags For The Fallen’ follows a series of temporary…

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News from Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

On Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th August there'll be 'putt-putt' at the pumping station. Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, famed for its steam engines, will hold an open weekend when there will be an exhibition of small internal…

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