Staffordshire Centre

An Illustrated History of Stafford – 13th February

A Talk by Ray Johnson MBE

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Ray Johnson MBE is Director and Founder of the Staffordshire Film Archives.  This presentation is a compilation archive films and documentaries from the Archive, bringing some of Stafford’s heritage back to life.

We begin and end at Stafford Station. In the 1940s we’ll see film of the station and of the old English Electric, leading up to the company developing and producing the first diesel/electric passenger locomotive.

This is a fascinating look at Stafford’s history with film of places such as the Brine Baths and the old Post Office, where Stafford’s Shoe Industry was born, and footage of industries from the town’s past such as the Salt Industry and Lotus Shoes.

The lighter side is covered by a look at Stafford Carnival – remember that?

These and other short films bring the towns past alive on the screen.