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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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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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