Category Archives: Local History

A Trip Too Far?

An English Trip to Shakespeare’s Birthplace For the last fourteen years I have taught English to secondary-aged pupils at a Pupil Referral Unit in the Midlands. Many of these students are vulnerable and complex, some are in care, and a … Continue reading

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WW1 History at Cannock Chase: Tackeroo – The Sound of Silence

Cannock Chase is a mixed area of countryside in the county of Staffordshire, England. The area has been designated as the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also very proud of its long association with the military. … Continue reading

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Highwaymen: Myth, Folklore and Legend: Stand and Deliver!

Myth, Folklore and Legend: Stand and Deliver! SECRET passageways; tunnels connecting ancient buildings; smuggling, skulduggery, and sexually fascinating felons; a bungled robbery and a mortally-wounded bandit – all dispensing the aphrodisiac of political or criminal power: such are the ingredients of … Continue reading

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