Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Lichfield District

A host of events are taking place across Lichfield District as part of the national celebration to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Street parties, the Lichfield Greenhill Bower, Burntwood Wakes and village events will be held over the special four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. Celebrations will […]

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Park Life – the history of Lichfield’s Beacon Park

By Feature Writer Jono Oates Just a few hundred metres from the centre of Lichfield lies nearly 70 acres of recreational grounds, green space and woodlands called Beacon Park. The majority of the land was a gift to the people of Lichfield by one of its greatest benefactors who wanted to ensure that they had […]

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Family archive at Staffordshire auction includes rare SS field cap and Himmler’s silk washbag

A PUNISHMENT meted out to naughty schoolboys proved a bizarre key to identifying Heinrich Himmler as he tried to flee the ruins of Nazi Germany. The SS leader planned to escape in disguise following Adolf Hitler’s suicide at the end of the Second World War in Europe but he was arrested by suspicious British Intelligence […]

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The Old Cafes of Lichfield by Jono Oates

The Cafés on the Corner Lichfield has always had a reputation for high quality cafes, something that continues today, and here Jono Oates looks at some of the cafes from Lichfield’s past. I suspect that not too many of our readers will remember the Lichfield Civic Café which only operated for a few years, during […]

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Lichfield City Centre Christmas Events 2021

There are many Christmas events taking place in Lichfield this year and these four events take place in and around the Market Square in late November and early December. Lichfield Christmas Fayre – Sunday 21 November in central Lichfield, 10am to 4pm  The Lichfield Christmas Fayre is lovingly organised by Lichfield Chamber of Trade and […]

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Mangia, Mangia – the taste of Italy brought to your door!

Food Review – Mangia, Mangia of Lichfield By Jono Oates As anyone who knows me will tell you, I do love my Italian food and although I’m a big fan of pizzas I’m equally fond of pasta, so I was really keen to try out some classic Italian cuisine, with a home-delivery service from the […]

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