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June 2018 Footfall Report

Published on Wednesday 25th Jul 2018

June's footfall report is now available to download, along with other previous reports, via our Footfall Reports page.

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Maelstrom
Drayton Manor to bring smiles this summer

Published on Thursday 12th Jul 2018

Be ready for smiles this summer as Drayton Manor Park plans its six weeks of Summer Sensation campaign from Wednesday 25th July to Monday 3rd September at the Staffordshire-based attraction.   In addition to the adrenaline-pumping thrill rides,…

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Hundreds of school children gather to say ‘Thank You’ to First World War generation

Published on Wednesday 11th Jul 2018

The National Memorial Arboretum is hosting the Thank You Youth Festival as part of First World War centenary commemorations Date: 11 July 2018 Time: Media welcome from 9am Location: Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR Hundreds of…

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Jez Avery's Stunt Vehicles
Whittington Countryside and Craft Fair takes place on Saturday September 1st

Published on Tuesday 10th Jul 2018

This year’s Whittington Countryside and Craft Fair takes place on Saturday September 1st, at Bit End Field, Whittington, near Lichfield, WS14 9LQ opening at 10.00 and finishing at 4.30. All the usual attractions will be there, including Punch and…

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Future plans for The Kings Head

Published on Monday 9th Jul 2018

In November 2016 a group of veterans from the Staffordshire Regiment (the Prince of Wales’s) became aware that the lease of the Kings Head public house was available to purchase.  The Kings Head is the very place where the Regiment was founded in…

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Arthur Price/ Arboretum
National Memorial Arboretum launch for Arthur Price commemorative candlesticks

Published on Friday 6th Jul 2018

A series of limited edition silver plated candle sticks crafted by internationally reputed tableware company Arthur Price have been unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire. Each of the twelve candlesticks available is named…

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Patrick Craig
FORMER LICHFIELD CHORISTER SAVES THE DAY!

Published on Thursday 5th Jul 2018

A former chorister and student of Lichfield Cathedral Choir School will step into the breach at a Lichfield Festival concert next week after its conductor became unwell.  Patrick Craig was expecting to join his fellow singers in a concert by The…

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National Memorial Arboretum takes crucial step towards opening of new £8million events building

Published on Wednesday 4th Jul 2018

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, is set to open Aspects, a new £8million events building in October 2018. At this exciting time for the Arboretum, as it branches out into meetings and conferences, a new Business and Development…

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Town Criers
OYEZ OYEZ OYEZ - Lichfield Town Crier Competition

Published on Tuesday 3rd Jul 2018

Sixteen Town Criers from all over Britain will gather to compete in Lichfield’s Town Crier Competition. Held over two rounds during the morning and afternoon, the criers will be representing their home towns and cities. Lichfield’s very own award-…

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Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman is coming to Beacon Park

Published on Monday 2nd Jul 2018

Watch blockbuster movies on a giant inflatable screen in your car under the stars at Beacon Park this summer. Simply tune in your car radio to hear the soundtrack and remember to leave plenty of room for movie meals and cinema snacks. There will…

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DRAYTON MANOR PARK WINS PRESTIGIOUS FAMILY BUSINESS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Published on Monday 2nd Jul 2018

First introduced in 2012, the EY Family Business Award of Excellence is awarded annually to recognise leaders of outstanding entrepreneurial families across the world. This year, George Bryan has been selected as the Midlands’ recipient due to his…

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Zoo keeping cool this summer
Drayton Manor Zoo’s animals go wild for ice pops!

Published on Monday 2nd Jul 2018

Based in Staffordshire, Drayton Manor Park is committed to ensuring that the animals have fun trying to beat the heat this week where temperatures are expected to soar to 28 degress. This includes the cheeky ring-tailed lemurs eagerly slurping up…

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