Events at libraries in Lichfield and Burntwood to celebrate 2016 Staffordshire History Festival

Libraries in Lichfield and Burntwood will play a part in the 2016 Staffordshire History Festival.

The two month heritage festival will see more than 90 events take place across the county.

Dominic Smee as Richard III

Dominic Smee as Richard III

Among the activities on offer in Lichfield and Burntwood are:

  • Being Richard III: a talk by Channel 4 documentary star Dominic Smee at Lichfield Library on September 14.
  • The Historic Gardener: The life and work of a Georgian gardener at Lichfield Library on September 17.
  • Finding your family: A talk about researching your roots at Lichfield Library on September 20.
  • Local history displays at Burntwood Library from September 26 to October 15.
  • Family history taster sessions at Burntwood Library on September 27.
  • Goose Grease and Brown Paper: A trip down memory lane to pre-NHS days at Lichfield Library on September 28.
  • World War One heritage evening with tales and songs at Lichfield Library on October 14.

Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for communities, Cllr Gill Heath, said: “The aim of this two-month celebration is to help people discover the fascinating stories about the places where they live.

“The Staffordshire History Festival is all about bringing local and family history and the county’s culture alive.”

For more details and a full list of events, visit the Staffordshire County Council website.

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