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The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations, 21 April 2016 

14 Apr 16

There is a long and unbroken tradition in our country of celebrating Royal jubilees, weddings, coronations and special birthdays with the lighting of beacons.


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Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival 

6 Apr 16

I do hope you have had a good start to the spring season, all we need now is some warm weather! The festival season will shortly be with us and I have attached details of the Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival.


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Lichfield and Tamworth Swap Shop 

1 Apr 16

This year’s annual Swap Shop organised by Visit Lichfield and Enjoy Tamworth was held at the Tower Suite, Drayton Manor Theme Park, on Friday 18 March.


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LDTA Networking Meeting at the Garrick Theatre 

23 Mar 16

The Lichfield Garrick was the venue for our latest LDTA networking meeting, where we took a trip behind the curtain with a backstage tour.


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Visit Lichfield & JAMWIG at the British Travel and Tourism Trade Show 

23 Mar 16

Visit Lichfield & JAMWIG( Joint Marketing, Working In Groups) attended the British Travel and Tourism trade show at the NEC on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March.


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Ember Inns Pale Ale Launch – Friday 25 March 

22 Mar 16

 Pale Ale Launch and Live Music over this Easter Weekend Visit the Bowling Green this Good Friday for the launch of Amber Inns Pale Ale – brewed exclusively by Black Sheep Followed by a weekend of live music, good food and drink, including …


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The Staffordshire Hoard is due to be featured on BBC4’s Digging for Britain 

10 Mar 16

The Staffordshire Hoard is due to be featured on BBC4’s Digging for Britain programme tonight at 9pm.


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National award success for Drayton Manor Park and Fantastic Fireworks 

23 Feb 16

Drayton Manor Park’s War of the Worlds Fireworks Spectacular event scooped national recognition at the Access All Areas, Event Production Awards 2016.


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Lichfield Real Ale Trail launches 

18 Feb 16

Twenty members of the Lichfield District Tourism Association raised a glass at The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum to celebrate the launch of the Lichfield Real Ale Trail.


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Julian Lloyd Webber to become Lichfield Festival Patron 

15 Feb 16

Friday February 12 2016 Lichfield Festival has started its 35th anniversary by announcing that Julian Lloyd Webber is to become one of its Patrons.


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Coach Friendly Questionnaire 

8 Feb 16

Dear group organisers, Lichfield has been a Coach Friendly City since 2009 and we’d like your help to understand why you come to Lichfield, what you think we do well – and what we could improve on! We’d love you to fill in our quick …


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Lichfield and Tamworth Tourism Swap Shop & Enjoy Staffordshire Roadshow 

29 Jan 16

Book your place at this year’s Event! You are invited to attend the Lichfield & Tamworth Tourism Swap Shop & Enjoy Staffordshire Roadshow.


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Lichfield Real Ale Trail 

29 Jan 16

The Lichfield Real Ale Trail leaflet is free to pick up from tourist information at St Mary’s in the Market Square (from January 2016) and guides walkers around historic and memorable pubs in the city – each sporting their own Real Ale brews for …


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Fall in love in Lichfield – calling all events and special offers organisers 

29 Jan 16

From a romantic Valentine’s tour, through to a weekend of romance at The George Hotel in Lichfield, our district is a great place to rekindle or fall in love! To celebrate Valentines Day, we’ve pulled together a Valentines events page which is …


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NEW 2016 Lichfield Visitor Guide arrived! 

29 Jan 16

We’re delighted to have received our new visitor guide which is formally launched on 22 February at Erasmus Darwin House, when we will also celebrate our City’s Year of Lunarcy! Whilst we know it’s not really supposed to be out yet, we are just…


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Improvement work on Lichfield city centre’s heritage paving set for new year start 

21 Jan 16

Work to replace Lichfield city centre’s historic style paving is set to start in the new year.


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Welcome to Aileen Beesley, new Visit Lichfield tourism supervisor 

22 Dec 15

Aileen Beesley will be joining the Visit Lichfield Team on 4 January 2016 to cover Emily Robinson’s maternity leave.


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Great Christmas LDTA get together 

21 Dec 15

Thank you to everyone who came along to our LDTA Christmas Social last week.


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Christmas Time in the City – Carols on Tuesday 8 December 

24 Nov 15

The city of Lichfield is invited to get ready for Christmas and join us for our favourite Christmas carols on Tuesday 8 December at 6pm.


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Lichfield BID, Visit Lichfield, the Chamber and city partners are proud to support the Lichfield Festival 

24 Nov 15

Celebrate Christmas with two weekends of festive shopping, eating and activities around Lichfield City on 5, 6 and 12 December.


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Fantastic LDTA member success at Staffordshire Tourism Award 2015 

24 Nov 15

The 2015 Staffordshire Tourism Awards took place last Monday, 16 November, at Drayton Manor Theme Park and we had several winners from the LDTA membership! So, many congratulations to all the winners and especially: Drayton Court Hotel Highly …


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Introducing Morag Pringle – the new Lichfield BID Manager 

24 Nov 15

We’re delighted to announce that we have appointed a BID manager to lead the BID, in partnership with the Lichfield BID Board, over the next five years.


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Promote your business at Lichfield Cathedral’s Christmas Tree Festival 

24 Nov 15

Lichfield Cathedral’s magnificent Christmas Tree Festival is set to return this year and will be even bigger and better! The Christmas Tree Festival runs from Monday 7 – Sunday 20 December and will see the cathedral’s aisles and transepts …


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Great LDTA networking meeting – thanks for coming! 

4 Nov 15

A clear evening, a bright moon and the Cathedral bells ringing, added to the atmosphere of our ghost tour on Monday 26th October.


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Pilgrimage to Launch Two Saints Way Guidebook 

13 Oct 15

A full colour guidebook to the revived Two Saints Way will be launched in the first week of November in seven venues along the ancient pilgrimage route between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield.


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Growth Hub launched as one-stop-shop of support for Tamworth and Lichfield businesses 

9 Oct 15

Companies across Tamworth and Lichfield have been urged to take advantage of the Greater Birmingham Growth Hub, which launched on 7th October at an event attended by over 300 entrepreneurs, business leaders and stakeholders.


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Happy Birthday and Congratulations to Comfortin’ Food 

7 Oct 15

Comfortin’ Food celebrated its 9th birthday on the 6th October 2015 and at the same time had its Environmental Hygiene Inspection and retained its level 5 award for the 3rd time.


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The Cheese & Ale Barn to win ‘Cheesemonger of the Year’ in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2016 

6 Oct 15

Local Cheesemonger The Cheese & Ale Barn from Middleton, Tamworth are entered into the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2016, with founding partner Olives Et Al, to recognise excellence in independent speciality retailers and need your help to win! The Awards…


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Congratulations to our own Town Crier – World Champion!!! 

6 Oct 15

Ken Knowles, Lichfield’s well loved Town Crier, attended the World Town Crier Competition in Central Otago, New Zealand and came out on top this month! Huge congratulations to Ken – you have made Lichfield very proud! You bring such spirit, fun …


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Lichfield Cathedral appoints new Operations Director 

6 Oct 15

Lichfield Cathedral will welcome a new Operations Director, Simon Warburton, later this month.


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Epic War of the Worlds fireworks spectacular comes to Drayton Manor Theme Park 

29 Sep 15

Drayton Manor Theme Park is set to close its 65th anniversary season with not one, but a trio of ‘out of this world’ firework spectacular events that are taking place on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October, and on Sunday 1st November.


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Lichfield Heritage Weekend success 

24 Sep 15

The city centre was packed with people who explored interesting buildings and enjoyed a range of entertainment at this year’s Lichfield Heritage Weekend.


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Lichfield Heritage Weekend – 19 & 20 September 

18 Sep 15

Lichfield Heritage Weekend is set to delight history lovers of all ages.


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Lichfield Cathedral’s concern and help for Syrian refugees 

18 Sep 15

Lichfield Cathedral welcomed over one hundred and fifty people to a meeting last night (Wednesday 16 September) to discuss Lichfield’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis.


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Job opportunity Tourism Development Supervisor – Maternity Cover 

18 Sep 15

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The George Hotel welcomes new Head Chef, Greg Collins 

25 Aug 15

The George Hotel in Bird Street, Lichfield has appointed local lad Greg Collins as its new Head Chef.


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Drayton Manor celebrates 5 star catering rating for third year running 

17 Aug 15

Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has received a 5 star rating in the most recent inspection of its eateries by Lichfield District Council’s health department.


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Autumn and winter What’s On launches 

17 Aug 15

‘The best guide’ to events across Lichfield District and surrounding areas has been launched.


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Lichfield Cathedral to lend Celtic treasure to British Museum Exhibition 

17 Aug 15

Lichfield Cathedral is set to lend the ‘St Chad Gospels’ to the British Museum, to form part of a major exhibition, ‘Celts: art and identity’.


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Visit Lichfield Special Offer – City Tours 

14 Jul 15

Join a fully trained Green Badge Guide on a tour of Lichfield to discover the fascinating history of the city.


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Exciting new plans for Friarsgate to be unveiled 

14 Jul 15

New plans for the major city centre redevelopment, Friarsgate, are going on display to the public this month.


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LDTA Elephant raises £360 for charity at Festival Auction 

14 Jul 15

We were so proud to hear LiDiTiA raised £360 at the elephant auction last week.


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Lichfield Cathedral doubles its support for the Lichfield Business Improvement District 

13 Jul 15

Lichfield Cathedral has signalled its support for the proposed Lichfield Business Improvement District by committing to doubling its support for the BID with an additional 50% annual voluntary contribution.


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Minute’s silence for Tunisia Attack at Lichfield Cathedral 

2 Jul 15

A national minute’s silence will be held at 12pm on Friday 3rd July to remember the victims of the Tunisian beach attack, which took the lives of 38 people including 30 Britons.


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Elephant Parade Heralds Lichfield Festival 2015 

2 Jul 15

Supported by Twycross Zoo Friday 3 July 2015, from 3.15pm Lichfield City Centre, admission free www.


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Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival 25 – 27 June 

16 Jun 15

This is a fantastic festival featuring top national bands plus some of regions finest musicians at various venues across the city centre including the Cathedral, Guildhall, George Hotel, Lichfield Library plus over six pubs and restaurants.


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Gearing up to repave key city streets 

8 Jun 15

Staffordshire County Council is set to repave Conduit Street, Breadmarket Street and a section of Market Street from January 2016.


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Chasewater Railway Awarded 2015 Trip advisor Certificate Of Excellence 

1 Jun 15

Chasewater Railway today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award.


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Lichfield Cathedral hosts Children’s Herkenrode Exhibition 

1 Jun 15

Lichfield Cathedral are pleased to announce the arrival of a new exhibition featuring works of art produced by pupils that were inspired by the recently restored Herkenrode Glass.


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Claymills Victorian Pumping Station wins certificate of Excellence 

1 Jun 15

TripAdvisor has awarded  LDTA member Claymills Victorian Pumping Station the 2015 Certificate of Excellence.


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Hear My Voice! The Lichfield Festival calls for Singers 

19 May 15

The Lichfield Festival is calling for singers to join the Festival Chorus for a concert event in Lichfield Cathedral.


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The UK’s First Child Hotel Concierge at Drayton Manor Hotel 

19 May 15

As Drayton Manor Hotel gears up ready for next week’s half term holidays, it is excited about welcoming the latest addition to its team – the UK’s first child hotel concierge! Nine-year-old Noah Reeves-Walters, from Kidderminster, will don his …


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Is there a fortune in your cupboard? 

19 May 15

On Friday 5th June a team of valuers from Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers will be coming to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum.


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Rachael’s Networking Meeting News – Arthur Price Factory Shop 

19 May 15

Despite Arthur Price Factory Shop being one of those Lichfield businesses that everybody knows, many LDTA members at our recent meeting mentioned they had never actually paid a visit.


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Sponsor Beer at Elford Hall Garden Music and Real Ale Festival on July 4th 2015 

19 May 15

The Elford Hall Garden Project need sponsors to help keep the walled garden a free and open space for all.


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Colton House strikes Gold and a Highly Commended at the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 

19 May 15

Colton House has been awarded Gold in the Best B&B/Guest Accommodation and a Highly Commended in the Best Sustainable Tourism Organisation category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015 Ceremony.


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Lichfield Cathedral Fundraising Gala Dinner raised £20,000 

19 May 15

Lichfield Cathedral recently held its inaugural Fundraising Gala Dinner (Friday 24th April), which raised over £20,000 to support the work of the historic landmark.


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Agri-lympics 2015 – Call for Golden Welly Contenders! 

7 May 15

The annual Agri-lympics team charity event at the National Forest Adventure Farm, Burton on Trent is calling for teams of four to compete in the event to win the hotly contested Golden Welly trophy! The competition,  held on the evening of 20th June…


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Stories and shopping at Arthur Price – our next meeting! 

5 May 15

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 13th May 2015 @ 2pm at Arthur Price Factory Shop, Britannia Way, Lichfield WS14 9UY Chief Executive Simon Price will welcome and entertain us in the showroom with a talk entitled ‘Arthur Price and …


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Royal treatment for visitors to Drayton Manor Theme Park to celebrate the birth of Princess Charlotte 

5 May 15

After nine months of speculation and anticipation surrounding William and Kate’s pregnancy, the royal baby, Charlotte, has arrived! The new princess may be an heir to the royal throne, but it’s visitors that can enjoy a royal day out thanks to …