Bulb Planting at the Pinfold 08 October 2016

        Invitation to help plant Daffodil Bulbs at the Pinfold? 10am Saturday 8th October 2016  2000 daffodil bulbs have been bought with money raised from the sale of the old glass bottles found during excavation of the Village Pinfold. The intention is to plant them round the Pinfold.  All you need is a trowel […]

Pinfold Bulb Planting – Help needed

In the summer we raised over £100 from the sale of glass bottles recovered during excavation of the Whiston Pinfold. The money is to be used to buy daffodil bulbs to plant around the pinfold to make a welcoming statement on the approach to the village.  The bulbs  will be planted in the autumn and […]

End of Project Report

Click on below link to view the End of Project Report.   Whiston Pinfold Restoration End of Project Report June 2016

First Four-legged Occupants of the Restored Pinfold

On Friday 20 May 2016 the restored pinfold welcomed its first four legged occupants, a pair of pedigree Guernsey calves loaned by Parish & District Councillor Elsie Fallows, at a photo shoot publicity opportunity to celebrate the completion of the project and to acknowledge the grant sponsors who made the project possible. A Staffordshire Moorlands District […]

“Official Opening” Publicity Event

At 1pm on Friday 20 May 2016  representatives of the organisations that provided funding for the restoration have been invited to attend the pinfold for publicity photographs to be taken, so that their valued contributions can be recognised.   The funds for restoration came from:- A Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Moorlands Partnership Environmental Enhancement Grant. Heritage […]

Bottles from the Pinfold Sold Well.

The collection of glass bottles and earthenware jars, discovered during excavation of the pinfold, were offered for sale at the car boot sale at Whiston Village Hall on Bank Holiday Monday 02 May 2016.  The event was well attended and sale of artefacts from the pinfold raised a surprising £101.50p, which is to be paid into […]

Pinfold Artefacts for Sale – BH Monday 02 May

When the pinfold’s original use to store stray animals was no longer relevant, it was used as a domestic rubbish dump. During the course of excavation of the 72 cubic metres of infill material over 100 glass bottles and earthenware jars were discovered.  Some of the items are worth very little, but some are of […]

Safety Posts being Installed

A row of heritage safety posts in keeping with the street scene were installed on 17 March 2016 by staff from SCC Highways contractors (AMEY) to deter motorists from mounting the grass verge.

Almost complete

All we are waiting for now is for the weather to warm up so that some grass seed can be sown and for the SCC Highways to install a row of safety bollards on the Black Lane grass verge.