Upcoming shows

As the summer holidays approach you should think about getting your trails now for those days when you want to banish the sound of "I'm bored!" and have a great day out instead. We will be at the following venues with some special offers: July 2nd The Florette Market, Lichfield. A major craft event as part of the Lichfield Festival and one that should not be missed. July 16th & 17th Bantock House Summer Craft Fair, Wolverhampton. If you've never been to Bantock, you are missing a wonderful experience. 23rd July Newport Craft…Read more

Summer shows 2015: come along and say hello!

You can meet us and browse the trails at the following fairs and shows this summer: the list from September onwards will appear later. Don't forget, if you have a Staffordshire Enjoy Card, bring it along and you can buy 4 Trails of your choice for the fantastic price of £22! April 6th Middleport Pottery, Burslem May 9th Lichfield Guildhall May 10th Moat House, Etruria May 24th Middleport Pottery June 6th Lichfield Guildhall June 21st Pet Idol, Hanley Park July 4th Lichfield Festival Florette Market July 12th STOCCA: Stoke Carnival July 19th Chasewater…Read more

Ironbridge fun

Spring is truly arriving, bringing solar eclipses and the Aurora Borealis at the same time! It's the time of year when we get new trails planned and ready for you to enjoy, and this year is no exception. The Coalport Trail in the Ironbridge Gorge is almost ready to publish as a companion to the very popular Ironbridge Trail. This one's a Spy theme, the original is a Murder Mystery. Let us know which you enjoy the most, and above all, SEND Us YOUR TRAIL PHOTOS!Read more

In the footsteps of Tolkien

During the First World War over half a million soldiers trained on Cannock Chase, among them J.R.R.Tolkien, creator of "The Lord of the Rings" and many other tales. Whilst he was at Brocton Camp or walking to visit his wife in nearby Great Haywood he had time to develop his ideas for Middle Earth, and many local landmarks can be teased from his writings: the photo shows his Grey Bridge of Tavrobel from the Book of Lost Tales, some parts of which reflected his time in the trenches of the Somme battlefield. Later…Read more