Welcome to Gateway to the Past

This online catalogue contains descriptions of the holdings of:

  • Staffordshire Record Office
  • Stoke on Trent City Archives
  • William Salt Library, Stafford
  • Staffordshire County Museum

Lichfield Record Office closed permanently on 31 December 2017. The records formerly held there are now available at Staffordshire Record Office. Please address any questions regarding these collections to Staffordshire Record Office.

These descriptions cover manuscripts, maps, books, pamphlets, photographs, museum objects and original artworks. Although some descriptions on this catalogue include thumbnail images, most do not.

Please click on "What is in our catalogue?" for more information on content, or use one of the two search options. Search (at top right) searches the main text fields in the catalogue descriptions for the word or phrase that you enter. Advanced Search (click tab above) enables you to construct a sophisticated search using a variety of data fields.

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service is funded jointly by Staffordshire County Council and Stoke on Trent City Council. The Staffordshire County Museum is funded by Staffordshire County Council.

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War diary of Lance Corporal John H Turner, 1914-1918

War diary of Lance Corporal John H Turner, 1914-1918

Click on View Record to discover more about the diary of a Royal Engineer at the Somme.
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