Staffordshire

Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Stafford. Part of the National Forest lies within its borders. It adjoins the ceremonial counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and Shropshire.

The major city in Staffordshire is Stoke-on-Trent. Lichfield is also a city but is considerably smaller. Major towns include Burton-upon-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Tamworth and Stafford itself.

Staffordshire is divided into a number of districts. These are Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, South Staffordshire, Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands and Tamworth. Stoke-on-Trent is administered as a separate unitary authority.

History

Main article History of Staffordshire.

The historic county of Staffordshire included Wolverhampton, Walsall, and West Bromwich, these were removed in 1974 to the new county of West Midlands. The resulting administrative area of Staffordshire has a narrow southwards protrusion that runs west of West Midlands to the border of Worcestershire. Further, Stoke-on-Trent was removed in the 1990s to form a unitary authority, but is still considered part of Staffordshire for ceremonial and geographical purposes.

Historically, Staffordshire was divided into the five hundreds of Cuttlestone, Offlow, Pirehill, Seisdon and Totmonslow.

Dogs

A type of bull terrier called the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was bred for hunting purposes in this county. Later, a fighting dog was created called the Staffordshire pit bull. They are known affectionately as "Staffies".

Railways

Due to Wedgewood's pottery being moved increasingly by road transport, and both the decline in mining, qarrying and farming in general, several once-busy stations were shut down. Staffordshire's railways were reduced by the Beeching report in the 1960s, and several stations, like Uttoxeter and Norton Bridge, only narrowly missed closure. Both Stone, Barlaston and Titensor, Wedgewood and Norton Bridge all closed in 2003, but may re-open due to heavy local campaigning around the town of Stone. Eturia, Longport and Kidsgrove closed in 2005, but only services to Eturia had any popular support.

  • Coald meace works - Closed by 1900.
  • Alton (Alton towers) - Closed by 1970. It may be reopened by the Alton Towers amusment park.
  • Great Bridgeford, Whitmore and Standon moor - Both freight-only by 1955 and closed by 1970.
  • Littelton colliery and Hume end - Closed by 1946.
  • Madeley - Freight-only by 1955 and closed by 2000.
  • Oakmoor - Freight-only by 1970 and closed by 2000. It may be reopened by the preservationists that now run Consall and some nearby stations on that line.
  • Consall - Closed by 1970, but was saved by a local steam preservation movement.
  • Leek, Chedale, Trentham guardens and Brownhills - All went freight-only by 1970 and closed by 2000.
  • Caldon Lowe - Station closed by 1946. A quarry-worker's halt was opened by 1970, but – like the quarry itself – closed by 2000.
  • Trentham colliery - Closed by 2000.
  • Florence colliery - Opened by 1970 and closed by 2000.
  • Stafford common- The station had closed by 1946 and the goods department closed by 2000.
  • Kingsley and Frognal goods depot - Closed by 1970.

The collieries handle mostly freight along with a few workers trains. Stoke-on-Trent's goods yard had closed by 2000 due to increased competition from road haulage.

Note: at both Brownhills, Oakmoor, Chedale, Caldon Lowe and Whitmore the lines are over-grown and/or the stations neglected; but they may re-open for freight trains or for use by railway enthusiasts.

References

Ian alan books - British railways atlas 1947, Complete atlas of railway station names (U.K., 2002 edition), Rail Atlas 1970, British railway atlas 1955. A few recent newspaper articles.

Geography

In the north and in the south the county is hilly, with wild moorlands in the far north and Cannock Chase an area of natural beauty in the south. In the middle regions the surface is low and undulating. Throughout the entire county there are vast and important coal fields. In the southern part there are also rich iron ore deposits. The largest river is the Trent. The soil is chiefly clay and agriculture was not highly developed until the mechanisation of farms.

Towns and villages

See the list of places in Staffordshire and the List of civil parishes in Staffordshire

Places of interest

  • Alton Towers
  • Lichfield Cathedral [1]
  • Shugborough Hall [2]
  • Blithfield Hall
  • Dovecliff Hall
  • Festival Park
  • Ford Green Hall, Smallthorne
  • Madeley Old Hall
  • Moseley Old Hall, Featherstone,_Staffordshire
  • Sandon Hall
  • Whitmore Hall
  • Biddulph Grange
  • Eccleshall Castle
  • Mow Cop Castle
  • Stafford Castle
  • Tamworth Castle
  • Tutbury Castle
  • Croxden Abbey
  • Broad Eye Windmill, Stafford
  • Cheddleton Flint Mill, watermill
  • Watermill housing Brindley Water Museum, Leek
  • Izaak Walton Cottage Museum
  • Weston Park
  • Cannock Chase
  • Hazel Slade Reserve
  • RSPB Coombes Valley
  • National Memorial Arboretum [3]
  • Trentham Gardens
  • Rudyard Lake
  • Tittesworth Reservoir [4]
  • Chasewater [5]
  • River Trent
  • River Blythe
  • River Churnet
  • Birmingham and Fazeley Canal
  • Caldon Canal
  • Coventry Canal
  • Shropshire Union Canal
  • Trent and Mersey Canal, Harecastle Tunnel
  • Heritage railways: Chasewater Railway, Foxfield Steam Railway, Manifold Valley Railway
  • Churnet Valley Railway [6]
  • Long distance footpaths: Heart of England Way, Staffordshire Way

Local Groups

  • West Midland Bird Club
  • Lichfield Cricket Club
  • Tipton Harriers

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See the list of places in Staffordshire and the List of civil parishes in Staffordshire. Barcodes are frequently used on many products as a convenient way of identification. The soil is chiefly clay and agriculture was not highly developed until the mechanisation of farms. Identification of vehicle registration and last service details are two examples of stickers on the inside of most car windscreens. The largest river is the Trent.
Stickers placed on automobiles, called bumper stickers, are often used by individuals as a way of demonstrating support for political or ideological causes. In the southern part there are also rich iron ore deposits. Other methods of underground forms of voting for your favorite graffiti artists' current productions are by an open form of appreciation such as clapping while passing such a sticker (a smile and a kind reminder to a fellow appreciater throughout the day is common place as well).

Throughout the entire county there are vast and important coal fields. They are frequently distributed as part of promotional, advertising, and political campaigns; for example, in many voting districts in the US, stickers indicating an individual has voted are given to each voter as they leave the polling place, largely as a reminder to others to vote. In the middle regions the surface is low and undulating. They may also be used to describe characteristics of the products that would not be obvious from simple examination. In the north and in the south the county is hilly, with wild moorlands in the far north and Cannock Chase an area of natural beauty in the south. Brand stickers may be attached to products to identify those products as coming from a certain company. A few recent newspaper articles. "Stickers" are very widely used when an object requires identification with a word or idea.

Ian alan books - British railways atlas 1947, Complete atlas of railway station names (U.K., 2002 edition), Rail Atlas 1970, British railway atlas 1955. Special labels:. Note: at both Brownhills, Oakmoor, Chedale, Caldon Lowe and Whitmore the lines are over-grown and/or the stations neglected; but they may re-open for freight trains or for use by railway enthusiasts. [1]. Stoke-on-Trent's goods yard had closed by 2000 due to increased competition from road haulage. It has been known for certain companies to patent "their own" color. The collieries handle mostly freight along with a few workers trains. Ink is usually transparent however it can be made opaque.

Eturia, Longport and Kidsgrove closed in 2005, but only services to Eturia had any popular support. Additionally specialty inks such as metallic, UV ink, magnetic ink, and more are available. Both Stone, Barlaston and Titensor, Wedgewood and Norton Bridge all closed in 2003, but may re-open due to heavy local campaigning around the town of Stone. The Pantone system is very dominant in the label printing industry. Staffordshire's railways were reduced by the Beeching report in the 1960s, and several stations, like Uttoxeter and Norton Bridge, only narrowly missed closure. Ink and base stock color choices commonly conform to the Pantone Matching System (PMS) colors. Due to Wedgewood's pottery being moved increasingly by road transport, and both the decline in mining, qarrying and farming in general, several once-busy stations were shut down. Corona treating or "zapping" makes a substrate more receptive to inks.

They are known affectionately as "Staffies". The stock type will affect the types of ink that will print well on them. Later, a fighting dog was created called the Staffordshire pit bull. . A type of bull terrier called the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was bred for hunting purposes in this county. Labels have many uses, from product identification to name tags. Historically, Staffordshire was divided into the five hundreds of Cuttlestone, Offlow, Pirehill, Seisdon and Totmonslow. The most common type is made with a paper stock and a colloquial term for it is a sticker.

Further, Stoke-on-Trent was removed in the 1990s to form a unitary authority, but is still considered part of Staffordshire for ceremonial and geographical purposes. Labels come in many forms and can be differentiated by the type of base material, called stock, that they are printed on, and by the adhesive type that they use. The resulting administrative area of Staffordshire has a narrow southwards protrusion that runs west of West Midlands to the border of Worcestershire. A label is any kind of tag attached with adhesive to something so as to identify the object or its contents. The historic county of Staffordshire included Wolverhampton, Walsall, and West Bromwich, these were removed in 1974 to the new county of West Midlands. Radioactive labels The use of radioactive isotopes of chemical elements, such as carbon-14, to allow the in vivo tracking of chemical compounds. Main article History of Staffordshire.. They can be used on ID cards, credit cards, products such as CD/DVD's, etc.

. Holographic stickers are used for authentication and protection against counterfeit. Stoke-on-Trent is administered as a separate unitary authority. Blockout labels are not see-through at all, concealing what lies underneath with a strong adhesive. These are Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, South Staffordshire, Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands and Tamworth. Often used on Express mail envelopes. Staffordshire is divided into a number of districts. The label can be applied to any object as normal, the top layer can be a removable label that can be applied elsewhere, which may change the message or marking on the remaining label underneath.

Major towns include Burton-upon-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Tamworth and Stafford itself. The bottom layer forms the backing for the top. Lichfield is also a city but is considerably smaller. Piggyback labels are made from combining two layers of adhesive substrate. The major city in Staffordshire is Stoke-on-Trent. This is useful for labeling objects that are to be stored in a freezer for any length of time. It adjoins the ceremonial counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and Shropshire. Freezer permanent- special type of removable adhesive that remains fully permanent under certain temperatures.

Part of the National Forest lies within its borders. Semi-permanent - aka repositionable - Adhesion strenghtens fully after application (approx 48-72 hours), allowing the label to be removed easily if placed incorrectly and still be a permanent label. The county town is Stafford. The adhesive is usually strong enough to be applied again elsewhere. Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. Removable - Adhesion is fairly strong and will not fall off in normal circumstances, but the label can be removed relatively easily without tearing the base stock or leaving adhesive behind on the old surface. Tipton Harriers. This is considered the most popular and cheapest option by many self adhesive paper manufacturers.

Lichfield Cricket Club. For example, full adhesion can be nearly instant, or the label can be almost removable for a short period with full adhesion developing in minutes or hours. West Midland Bird Club. The adhesion strength and speed can also be varied. Long distance footpaths: Heart of England Way, Staffordshire Way. Permanent - Typically not designed to be removed without tearing the stock or using solvents. Churnet Valley Railway [6]. A disadvantage is durability, because another heat source can ruin or obscure the image, or it may fade completely over time.

Heritage railways: Chasewater Railway, Foxfield Steam Railway, Manifold Valley Railway. Custom labels can be easily be made on location in this way. Trent and Mersey Canal, Harecastle Tunnel. A heating element in the shape of letters or images can be used to create an image on the label. Shropshire Union Canal. Thermal - direct thermal label stock will change color (usually black) when heated. Coventry Canal. Foil - has the shiny properties of a metal foil.

Caldon Canal. A bumper sticker is usually a vinyl label with a very strong, durable adhesive and Lightfast Inks. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal. They typically require special equipment and printing methods (ultra-violet curing is common) as they do not normally print well with conventional ink. River Churnet. Various plastics such as acetate, vinyl, and mylar allow a variety of features, such as greater strength, flexibility, transparency, resistance to tearing, etc. River Blythe. Latex - a litho stock with some added latex allows the label to be much more flexible and form around certain curved objects more easily than standard litho.

River Trent. Litho - one of the most common base stocks. Chasewater [5]. Tittesworth Reservoir [4]. Rudyard Lake.

Trentham Gardens. National Memorial Arboretum [3]. RSPB Coombes Valley. Hazel Slade Reserve.

Cannock Chase. Weston Park. Izaak Walton Cottage Museum. Watermill housing Brindley Water Museum, Leek.

Cheddleton Flint Mill, watermill. Broad Eye Windmill, Stafford. Croxden Abbey. Tutbury Castle.

Tamworth Castle. Stafford Castle. Mow Cop Castle. Eccleshall Castle.

Biddulph Grange. Whitmore Hall. Sandon Hall. Moseley Old Hall, Featherstone,_Staffordshire.

Madeley Old Hall. Ford Green Hall, Smallthorne. Festival Park. Dovecliff Hall.

Blithfield Hall. Shugborough Hall [2]. Lichfield Cathedral [1]. Alton Towers.

Kingsley and Frognal goods depot - Closed by 1970. Stafford common- The station had closed by 1946 and the goods department closed by 2000. Florence colliery - Opened by 1970 and closed by 2000. Trentham colliery - Closed by 2000.

A quarry-worker's halt was opened by 1970, but – like the quarry itself – closed by 2000. Caldon Lowe - Station closed by 1946. Leek, Chedale, Trentham guardens and Brownhills - All went freight-only by 1970 and closed by 2000. Consall - Closed by 1970, but was saved by a local steam preservation movement.

It may be reopened by the preservationists that now run Consall and some nearby stations on that line. Oakmoor - Freight-only by 1970 and closed by 2000. Madeley - Freight-only by 1955 and closed by 2000. Littelton colliery and Hume end - Closed by 1946.

Great Bridgeford, Whitmore and Standon moor - Both freight-only by 1955 and closed by 1970. It may be reopened by the Alton Towers amusment park. Alton (Alton towers) - Closed by 1970. Coald meace works - Closed by 1900.

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