On Sunday 10th September, Imagineer Productions began their Staffordshire tour of War Bride with a performance at the Museum of Cannock Chase. The theatrical production is set during World War 1 and follows the story of two friends who sign up and train together before being sent out to the front line. We began the day with a talk from local historian Patrick Corfield who … Continue reading Introducing … War Bride
Welcome to our new blog for Museum of Cannock Chase! Continue reading A new blog (and a guest blogger)
The November’s meeting of The Museum’s ‘Hidden Gems’ group dedicated the session in memory to the Church of St. Saviours which closed its doors for the final time on 22nd October 2017. The theme of November’s meeting was aptly named, ‘Spiritual Devotion in Hednesford Past’. The group explored the history of the growth of Church communities which resulted during the influx of the mining community in … Continue reading Saint Saviours Church – closure of a Hednesford Gem
A local beaver group has been involved in the Museum’s first forest school. Sessions being led by Education Officer Rachel Gentle have introduced children to the delights of spending time in the great outdoors of the Hednesford Hills. Activities have included teaching members how to identify some of our more common plant species and finding their special tree. They have made clay tree guardians, … Continue reading A Firetastic Time is being had at the Museum.
The day Horrible History came home to roost in the Museum of Cannock Chase… Continue reading Horrible History & the bull on the cave wall
A look behind the scenes in the Museum – the Stores. Continue reading Behind the Scenes in the Stores
The blogger-in-residence explores Family Day… Continue reading And his blue fins/ match his eyes.
The blogger-in-residence at Family Fun Day! Continue reading That’s the way to do it!
“One hundred years ago today the third battle of Ypres began. At ten to four in the morning, less than five miles from here, thousands of men drawn from across Britain, France and the Commonwealth attacked German lines. “The battle we know today as Passchendaele would last for over 100 days. We remember it not only for the rain that fell, the mud that weighed … Continue reading 100 years on we remember Passchendaele’s fallen
Our Magic Family Day on Sunday 6 August! Continue reading Summer Family Day – Sunday 6 August
Who was the amazing Gwladys Stanley of Hednesford? Continue reading Our Hednesford Lass!