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Anchor Church which is close to the village of Ingleby in the county of Derbyshire

Anchor Church which is close to the village of Ingleby in the county of Derbyshire

The members quickly them moved on to explore the nearby Anchor Church

The members quickly them moved on to explore the nearby Anchor Church

The Church of St Wystan Repton

Repton crypt, dating from the first half of the 8th century, is of exceptional interest.   Constructed perhaps as a baptistery, later a royal mausoleum, then a place of pilgrimage to St Wystan, it is one of the oldest and most important examples of Anglo-Saxon architecture to survive intact.

Repton crypt, dating from the first half of the 8th century, is of exceptional interest. Constructed perhaps as a baptistery, later a royal mausoleum, then a place of pilgrimage to St Wystan, it is one of the oldest and most important examples of Anglo-Saxon architecture to survive intact.

Repton Church Crypt steps

Repton School

Gaol Graffiti

Gaol Graffiti

We took a group to explore Lichfield Guildhall Gaol cells with the aim of locating and attempting to record graffiti carved by prisoners

We took a group to explore Lichfield Guildhall Gaol cells with the aim of locating and attempting to record graffiti carved by prisoners


St John's Hospital Visit - one of the residents  of one of Lichfield's oldest and most distinctive buildings, took us on a tour of the almshouses, chapel and beautiful gardens

St John’s Hospital Visit – one of the residents of one of Lichfield’s oldest and most distinctive buildings, took us on a tour of the almshouses, chapel and beautiful gardens

The Lost Pubs of Lichfield Walk - a large group of us embarked on a pub crawl with a difference as John Gallagher took us on a tour of the pubs of Lichfield where time has most definitely been called at the bar. However, we ensured that our last old pub of the evening will be The Earl of Lichfield - The Drum, was still very much open for business!

The Lost Pubs of Lichfield Walk – a large group of us embarked on a pub crawl with a difference as John Gallagher took us on a tour of the pubs of Lichfield where time has most definitely been called at the bar. However, we ensured that our last old pub of the evening will be The Earl of Lichfield – The Drum, was still very much open for business!

First Lines - Joss Musgrove Knibb - to mark the centenary of the First World War, we welcomed local author and journalist Joss Musgrove Knibb to talk to us about the previously unpublished letters of four Staffordshire Regiment soldiers who fought, and in some cases died in the trenches of WW1, which feature in her recently published book - First Lines.

First Lines – Joss Musgrove Knibb – to mark the centenary of the First World War, we welcomed local author and journalist Joss Musgrove Knibb to talk to us about the previously unpublished letters of four Staffordshire Regiment soldiers who fought, and in some cases died in the trenches of WW1, which feature in her recently published book – First Lines.

Walk around Wall - we joined the Friends of Letocetum to discover why the Romans established their settlement of Letocetum here at Wall near Lichfield.

Walk around Wall – we joined the Friends of Letocetum to discover why the Romans established their settlement of Letocetum here at Wall near Lichfield.

After visiting the site of the fortifications, bath house and mansio and finding out about the history of the site we visited the museum to hear about some of archaeological finds found on-site.

After visiting the site of the fortifications, bath house and mansio and finding out about the history of the site we visited the museum to hear about some of archaeological finds found on-site.

we returned to Woodhouse Farm and Garden nr Whittington to explore what remains of the spendthrift Marquess of Donegal's short-lived Staffordshire estate, landscaped by Capability Brown, now  a thriving community farm.

we returned to Woodhouse Farm and Garden nr Whittington to explore what remains of the spendthrift Marquess of Donegal’s short-lived Staffordshire estate, landscaped by Capability Brown, now a thriving community farm.

Return to the Lost Estate of Fisherwick

Return to the Lost Estate of Fisherwick

Lichfield Myths and Legends Cycle Tour (in conjunction with Lichwheeld) - A small group of us took part in a fun, free ride around Lichfield to some of the city's sites of legend and intrigue, producing a short guide and map for other to visit the sites under their own steam.

Lichfield Myths and Legends Cycle Tour (in conjunction with Lichwheeld) – A small group of us took part in a fun, free ride around Lichfield to some of the city’s sites of legend and intrigue, producing a short guide and map for other to visit the sites under their own steam.

Hanch Tunnel Walk

Hanch Tunnel Walk

Around thirty people joined us in a walk along the route of Lichfield’s only authenticated Victorian tunnel which was constructed between 1856 and 1866 to convey drinking water to Sandfields pumping station

Around thirty people joined us in a walk along the route of Lichfield’s only authenticated Victorian tunnel which was constructed between 1856 and 1866 to convey drinking water to Sandfields pumping station

As well as locating the remaining shafts, sunk to enable construction of the tunnel, we had a commentary from Chris Pattison with references to contemporary documents and photographs taken during recent surveys of the tunnel

As well as locating the remaining shafts, sunk to enable construction of the tunnel, we had a commentary from Chris Pattison with references to contemporary documents and photographs taken during recent surveys of the tunnel

The walk concluded at Sandfields Pumping Station in Chesterfield Road

The walk concluded at Sandfields Pumping Station in Chesterfield Road

Royal Air Force Station Lichfield also known as Fradley Aerodrome, was an operational training station from 1940 until 1958

Royal Air Force Station Lichfield also known as Fradley Aerodrome, was an operational training station from 1940 until 1958

was situated in Fradley, 2 miles north east of Lichfield, Staffordshire, England.

was situated in Fradley, 2 miles north east of Lichfield, Staffordshire, England.

The airfield was the busiest airfield in Staffordshire during World War II

The airfield was the busiest airfield in Staffordshire during World War II

The airfield supported its own units as well as providing safe haven for many more.

The airfield supported its own units as well as providing safe haven for many more.

It was a control point for all aviation traffic that passed through the Birmingham area during the war and saw more aircraft movements than any other Staffordshire airfield

It was a control point for all aviation traffic that passed through the Birmingham area during the war and saw more aircraft movements than any other Staffordshire airfield

Our intrepid guides Stephen Lightfoot

Our intrepid guides Stephen Lightfoot

Our intrepid guides Chris Pattison

Our intrepid guides Chris Pattison

We want to see your photographs; here are some sent to us by Jenny of the Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields.

We want to see your photographs; here are some sent to us by Jenny of the Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields.

We want to see your photographs; here are some sent to us by Jenny of the Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields.

We want to see your photographs; here are some sent to us by Jenny of the Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields.

We want to see your photographs; here are some sent to us by Jenny of the Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields.

We want to see your photographs; here are some sent to us by Jenny of the Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields.

We want to see your photographs; here are some sent to us by Jenny of the Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields.

We want to see your photographs; here are some sent to us by Jenny of the Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields.

We want to see your photographs; here are some sent to us by Jenny of the Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields.

We want to see your photographs; here are some sent to us by Jenny of the Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields.

 

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