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Old 21-07-2014, 01:42 AM   #82
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In 1553 Queen Mary made Lichfield a county separate from the rest of Staffordshire.. It remained so until 1888..Handsworth and Perry Barr became part of the county borough of Birmingham in the early 20th century, and thus associated with Warwickshire. Burton, in the east of the county, became a county borough in 1901, and was followed by Smethwick, another town in the Black Country in 1907. In 1910 the 6 towns of the Staffordshire Potteries, including Hanley, became the single county borough of Stoke-on-Trent..The theme park Alton Towers is in the Staffordshire Moorlands and several of the world's largest pottery manufacturers are based in Stoke-on-Trent..The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found in Britain was discovered in a field near Lichfield.. The artefacts, known as The Staffordshire Hoard have tentatively been dated to the 7th or 8th centuries, placing the origin of the items in the time of the Kingdom of Mercia..Mow Cop Castle is a folly at Mow Cop, near Harriseahead in the county of Staffordshire, England..On the turn of the millennium in the year 2000 a large fire was lit beside the folly as part of a network of Communicating fires across the country...

The Shire Hall is a public building in Stafford, England, completed in 1798 to a design by John Harvey..Designs were submitted by Samuel Wyatt, then working at nearby Shugborough Hall, and by John Nash, but the one chosen was by John Harvey - his only significant building..There are 15 mosques in Stoke-on-Trent, 4 in Burton-upon-Trent and 1 in both Stafford and Lichfield..Staffordshire County Council is the top-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county. For Eurostat purposes, it is a NUTS 3 region (code UKG22)..A type of bull terrier called the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was bred for hunting purposes in this county..They are known affectionately as "staffs", "staffies", and "nanny-dogs"..The most popular Synagogue in the county is on London Road in Newcastle-Under-Lyme which opened in 2006 and replaced the former "Birch Terrace" Synagogue in Hanley..The name Hanley comes from "haer lea", meaning "high meadow”. or 'Heah Lea' meaning Rock Meadow..Staffordshire has an extensive network of canals including the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Caldon Canal, Coventry Canal, Shropshire Union Canal, Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal and Trent and Mersey Canal..The M42 has a junction in Tamworth at the south-east of the county, and heads south-west towards Birmingham... if you suddenly learned that the people, the places, the moments most important to you were not gone, not dead, but worse, had never been..There are still some gaps to be filled, but all in all, things are becoming a little clearer..Now who among you will be the next Morse...

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