Mr Turner Comes to Lichfield

This exhibition features the watercolour of Lichfield Cathedral as painted by JMW Turner painted in 1832. The exhibition is at Lichfield Cathedral until 11 June. The watercolour is accompanied by Turner’s sketches for the Cathedral. There are 22 other works showing how the Cathedral has been portrayed over 5 centuries. 

Lichfield RFC fantastic result

Lichfield smash title contenders Birmingham Solihull 36-12 in a tough game!

Update on attempt to help Spanish Boy’s brain cancer

http://www.lichfieldmercury.co.uk/finley-s-lichfield-busk-raises-more-than-400-to-aid-spanish-boy-s-brain-cancer-fight/story-30131763-detail/story.html

Bower update – please visit the bower

Sadly we are full!

Dates for June and beyond are now released

Please enquire for selected dates. The minimum period for booking is four nights except in exceptional circumstances.

Memorial to WWI railway dead moved to Lichfield

The First World War memorial remembering 3,719 men of the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) who died in service has been removed to the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas near Lichfield.

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Lichfield Beer Festival

Lichfield Beer Festival will run at the Guildhall Lichfield on Friday and Saturday 17th 18th January 2014.

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Minster Pool, Lichfield

Excellent picture of the Minster Pool in Lichfield by Lichfield Mercury reader David Keith Jones

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Lichfield Heritage Weekend to have royal theme

"Lichfield Heritage Weekend"

This year’s Lichfield Heritage Weekend will be a “royal occasion”, with a series of activities with a royal theme in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.

Amongst the many events there will be sword-making, a Crown Jewels trail, a princess and knight costume competition and other royal exhibitions.

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Lichfield Canal’s ‘impassable’ footpath to be restored

An old footpath alongside Lichfield Canal, long described as “impassable”, is set to be brought back into use in the coming days.

As part of the ongoing work to restore the Lichfield Canal, the footpath is set to be cleared this weekend along with the canal’s channel. The work will be undertaken by the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust and the Waterway Recovery Group.

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