Twelve months ago, the weather in Stoke-on-Trent was cold and snowy. It had been snowing for best part of the week. I remember this because I was packing the house up to move to Scotland.
The Sentinel newspaper in Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire have been given £250,000 of Big Lottery money to hand out as grants to local community projects. Not-for-profit groups and projects, schools along with parish and town councils based in The Sentinel distribution area have until August to apply for a grant.
I had a walk around Longton last week while I was in Stoke-on-Trent, having moved away 6 weeks before, it was for the first time as a visitor rather than a resident. I spent best part of an hour walking around and looking at the old buildings, buildings that need some love, care and attention.
I remember when the first lot of treasure from the Staffordshire Hoard arrived at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in 2010, I went along to photograph it being unwrapped and also to the press launch of the exhibition. I distinctly remember being told that the whole field and surrounding area had been searched for […]