Hello and Welcome

Hello and Welcome to Spotlight on North Staffordshire.

Our mission is to use North Staffordshire’s unique heritage and culture to encourage regeneration by giving local people pride in the past, confidence in the present and hope for the future.

Since 1990, our historical geographer Betty Cooper and her husband international heritage lawyer David Martin have undertaken significant original research into North Staffordshire’s history and architectural heritage.

Born in The Rookery, Betty was educated at Brownhills High School in Tunstall and at Manchester University where she wrote her thesis on the economic development of The Potteries.

Betty’s researches enabled her to produce the first map of medieval Tunstall, which was a market town and administrative centre surrounded by six fields.

Topics they have researched include local:

  • Architects and Heritage Buildings
  • Schools and Colleges
  • Hospitals and Workhouses
  • Industry and Commerce
  • Churches and Chapels
  • Roads, Railways and Canals
  • Parks and Gardens
  • Local Personalities
  • Theatres and Cinemas.

Spotlight on North Staffordshire and North Staffordshire Heritage are publishing a series of books and booklets based on their researches.

The first book “The History of Tunstall Market” will be published later this year.

Contact NorthStaffordshire@mail.com for more information.

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