“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.