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24th May 2023

We’re All Going on a Summer Holiday…

Men of the World by John Godber The Lichfield Players at the Lichfield Garrick Studio theatre Tuesday 23 May 2023 The Lichfield Player’s latest production takes […]
24th May 2023

Lichfield Sinfonia: Grieg, Greville and Gaudeamus!

Lichfield Sinfonia Spring Concert Lichfield Cathedral Saturday 20 May 2023 By Jono Oates At the age of 12, as an under-performing scholar at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar […]
28th September 2022

The Danger of the Sleeping Dog

Dangerous Corner by the Lichfield Players Lichfield Garrick Studio Theatre Tuesday 27 August 2022 Theatre Review by Jono Oates After the joyful exuberance of Priscilla, the […]
19th January 2022

Abigail’s Party is Well Worth the Invite!

Abigail’s Party by the Lichfield Players The Garrick Studio Theatre Tuesday 18 January 2022 By Jono Oates Today we know Alison Steadman as one of the […]
25th January 2021

The Great Lichfield Snow of 1947!

Lichfield has definitely seen a considerable amount of snow in the last couple of days, however this is nothing to compare with the Great Snow of […]
1st January 2021

The Lichfield New Years Day Train Crash

On January 1st 1946, just a few months after the end of World War Two, Lichfield suffered its worst rail crash disaster when 20 people were […]
24th December 2020

Ghosts of Lichfield’s Christmas Past

In this festive blog I look at some of the Christmas’s of Lichfield’s Past, starting with Samuel Johnson, Lichfield’s most famous son, to see what he […]
7th November 2020

The King of the Criers and Jubilee Albert

At 11am on Sunday 11 November 2018 I stood by the Lichfield War Memorial in the Garden of Remembrance, on a cold, but bright and sunny […]
20th October 2020

The Lichfield Garden of Remembrance – 100 Years On

On 20 October 1920 the Lichfield Garden of Remembrance by Minster Pool was officially unveiled and the year 2020 commemorates its 100th anniversary. After the First […]
15th August 2020

Victory in Japan (VJ) Day Celebrations in Lichfield

At midnight, on the evening of Tuesday 14 August 1945, the British Prime Minister, Mr Clement Attlee, announced that the Japanese Government had finally surrendered, bringing […]
1st August 2020

Titanic’s Captain Smith – Just Why Is He in Lichfield?

On 29 July 1914 a statue was unveiled in the Museum Grounds of Beacon Park which started over 100 years of debate as to why it […]
21st June 2020

What a Load of Old Cobbles…

The Lichfield Market Square has today got a generally smooth surface but for many years the square was covered with a sea of ancient cobble stones. […]