Staffordshire Day

Staffordshire Day Quick Facts

2021 Date1 May 2021
2022 Date1 May 2022
Staffordshire Day

Staffordshire Day History

Staffordshire Day seeks to promote and celebrate the county of Staffordshire. This day aims to recognize and honor the history and traditions of Staffordshire. It is day of celebration and festivities including events, competitions, food, and more.

Staffordshire Day was established in 2015 by South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson. It is observed annually on 1 May.

Staffordshire Day Facts

  • Staffordshire Day serves as an anniversary for Josiah Wedgwood. A potter and entrepreneur, Wedgwood started the Wedgwood company on 1 May, 1759. It became the largest manufacturer of Staffordshire pottery and transformed Staffordshire into one of the world's ceramic hub.
  • Several historic Staffordshire towns that were ogranised into one country were Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Bromwich, and Smethwick. They all became the West Midlands county in 1974.
  • The largest city in Staffordshire is Stoke-on-Trent. The city operates as an independent authority separate from the rest of the county.

Staffordshire Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Attend the Staffordshire market. There will be a huge selection of foods, drinks, and artisan items.
  • Participate in Staffordshire Day's film festival.
  • Enjoy traditional Staffordshire dishes like Birmingham balti, Shrewsbury cakes, and Staffordshire oatcakes.

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