Rural scenes of Eccleshall
by Senior Museums Officer, Chris Copp at Staffordshire Past Track
Here’s a selection of scenes of rural life around Eccleshall and Stone in the 1930s and 1940s. As ever, if you can give us any more details about the people in the photographs and the events shown, please do get in touch. All these photographs and more than 35,000 others are or will shortly be available on the improved Staffordshire Past Track website (www.staffspasttrack.org.uk).
To find out what’s new on the site just click on to the ‘Latest Additions’ tab. You might also like to try out the GPS Location Explorer feature on the site: when using a mobile device with GPS enabled, the page will show a list of resources nearest you. With ‘automatic updates’ switched on, the results will automatically reload every few metres you walk. It works particularly well where there are a lot of resources – give it a go in Eccleshall and Stone and see what things looked like in the past on the spot you’re standing.
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