Staffordshire’s Senior Museums Officer, Chris Copp, showcases a selection of
photographs by Peter Leslie which have now become part of the Past Track archive
Stone’s town centre is continually changing, as shops and businesses change hands with what seems like ever increasing regularity.
Some family businesses might carry on for decades, others may come and go in a matter of months. Peter Leslie of Walton has been recording these changes over the past thirty years or so and this group of photographs show shops and eateries of the not so distant past.
We are fortunate that Peter has passed on his collection to the Staffordshire County Museum; it is a wonderful, detailed record of the continuing evolution of Stone and Walton, and becomes an ever more valuable historical resource as time passes. All the images featured can be found on the Staffordshire Past Track website (www.staffspasttrack.org.uk)
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