Legendary Aston Villa signed shirt up for auction in Lichfield!

A football shirt signed by the Aston Villa team which won the 1982 European Cup is coming to auction in Lichfield. It was the first time the Midlands team took the trophy, beating Bayern Munich 1–0 in Rotterdam at the final on May 26 1982, making it the sixth consecutive victory for an English side in […]

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40th Anniversary of the Lichfield Festival

The Lichfield Festival is, this year, 40 years-old and Jono Oates has taken a look at the early years before it established itself as one of the largest, and most popular festivals in Lichfield and Staffordshire. The festival was the brainchild of the Dean of Lichfield, the Rt Revd John Lang, who proposed the idea […]

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The Addams Family are Spooky, Kooky and Definitely Ooky!

Review by Jono Oates The Addams Family Musical The Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company Lichfield Garrick Main Theatre Monday 4 July 2022 – Dress Rehearsal When I was growing up, in the 1960s, one of the most familiar theme tunes on the TV was the Addams Family…’They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re […]

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They’re Creepy and they’re Kooky – the Addams Family at the Garrick!

Award-winning musical theatre company’s post-lockdown return brings comedy with the ‘spooky, kooky and altogether ooky’ Addams family Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company (SCMTC) returns to the Lichfield Garrick Theatre on 5-9 July with The Addams Family musical. This fantastic show brings the somewhat alternative family – first made famous by American newspaper cartoons by Charles […]

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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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