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Local history exhibition to be held at Flash

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 30, 2014

People will have the chance to see the history of some of Staffordshire Moorlands villages at an event to be held in Britain's highest village

People will have the chance to see the history of some of Staffordshire Moorlands villages at an event to be held in Britain's highest village

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SEVERAL Staffordshire Moorlands villages are to feature in a local history exhibition to be held at Flash.

History Live is holding an exhibition with pictures, maps, memories and documents about the communities around Hollinsclough and Flash.

One of the organisers, Victoria Rowe, said: "Did you know that thousands flocked to the hanging of John Naden at Gun Hill in 1731 or that Isaac Ball from Reapsmoor was a 49er in the gold rush?

"And what happened to the missing Longnor bridegroom in 1856? Come and hold a document written in 1651 about Warslow or a 1696 Alstonefield marriage settlement. See that Annie Deaville of Elkstone asked for a week or two to pay her tithe in 1916 because she was 'fast for confinement'. You may even find information about your ancestors."

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The exhibition is open daily 11am and 5pm between Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, September 14, in Flash Village Hall.

People are invited to share their stories and memories and if you have any photos or documents which could be copied and displayed, take them along.

Contact Victoria on 01298 83721 or email: v.rowe352@btinternet.com

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