The Local History Lab has been launched by the Victoria County History of Staffordshire, based at Keele University, and the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archives Service to showcase current research. Here you can find out about the latest developments in the team’s work on Uttoxeter and its hinterland, as well as more general information about the work of the Victoria County History project in Staffordshire.

Since February 2018 a team of volunteers has been researching the history of a block of seven parishes in the eastern part of Staffordshire: Uttoxeter, Bramshall, Checkley, Draycott-in-the-Moors, Gratwich, Kingstone, and Leigh (see the map below, prepared by one of our volunteers, Jim Preston). The group meets every Wednesday, from 10 til 12, at the Staffordshire Record Office in Stafford, in order to look at all sorts of source material held in the archives there, ranging in date from the 11th to the 21st centuries. If you would like to join us please get in touch via the ‘Contact’ page.

The ‘VCH Uttoxeter Blog’ page features posts written by members of the project team, including volunteers and academics. The posts will demonstrate the wide range of sources studied by the team, and will consider the questions they raise and the insights they provide into life within the seven parishes of the project area.