Staffordshire, a County In England

Videos of the city of Stafford and the County of Staffordshire reflect the changing nature of this part of the West Midlands in the UK.

What Does Staffordshire Mean?

A staithe is a landing place next to the water for loading and unloading boats. A ford is a shallow place which can be crossed without a boat. It is thought staithe and ford were merged into Stafford at the original crossing point of the marsh valley.

Flooding continues to be a feature of the surrounding area.

What Is Staffordshire Famous For?

Staffordshire is famous for its potteries around Stoke-On-Trent and the brewing industry in Burton upon Trent. Today visitors are welcomed at the National Brewery Centre and several museums celebrating the potteries heritage.

Alton Towers is one of the UK’s best-known amusement parks, and incorporate a theme park, water park, spa, mini-golf, and hotel complex. In 2019 tickets start at £34 for a day pass (or £25 for students) and reach £189 for the highest tier Premium Annual Pass.

The Cities, Towns, And Villages Of Staffordshire

The cities, towns, and villages of Staffordshire are:

  • Biddulph
  • Burntwood
  • Burton upon Trent
  • Cannock
  • Cheadle, Staffordshire
  • Eccleshall
  • Fazeley
  • Fenton, Staffordshire
  • Hanley, Staffordshire
  • Hednesford
  • Kidsgrove
  • Leek
  • Lichfield
  • Longton, Staffordshire
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Penkridge
  • Rugeley
  • Stafford
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Stone, Staffordshire
  • Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • Tunstall, Staffordshire
  • Uttoxeter

Stoke on Trent is a city which incorporated the following six towns:

  • Burslem
  • Fenton
  • Hanley
  • Longton
  • Stoke-upon-Trent
  • Tunstall

Local History Videos

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Local History Groups And Resources In Staffordshire

  • Betley Local History Society  
  • Black Country Society 
  • Codsall and Bilbrook History Society
  • Colton History Society
  • Leek & District Historical Society  
  • Lichfield Wills Index, 1516-1652
  • Memorial Inscription Collection
  • Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society 
  • Staffordshire Heritage Group
  • Staffordshire History Journal ceased publication in 2013
  • Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society 
  • Staffordshire Past Track (managed by Staffordshire County Council’s Archives & Heritage Service)
  • Staffordshire Record Society

Relevant Local History Facebook Pages And Groups

  • Betley Local History Society Group

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