A PAGEANT featuring community groups and businesses and showing off Stafford’s heritage could be among the events to mark the county town’s 1,100th birthday.
After the Jubilee and the Olympics Stafford Borough Council bosses want to keep the party going in 2013 as the county town celebrates its milestone birthday and are urging townsfolk to come up with ideas of their own to mark the event.
One idea is for a pageant in the town and annual events like Party in the Park will also be joining in and could include performances showing the past 1,100 years of history along with arts and crafts, stalls and people dressed in costumes.
Two stone plinths, which will commemorate the memorable Queen’s visit in 2006 as well as the 1,100th anniversary, will also be unveiled in Market Square.
The Newsletter is already involved, having teamed up with the council and Alstom for youngsters to win their height in books.
The poetry competition with a twist will challenge wordy youngsters to write a poem about “What Stafford Means to Me” in no more than 1,100 characters long, less than 250 words.
Anyone under 16 can enter before the June 29 closing date.
All entries should either be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to the Newsletter at The Publishing Centre, Derby Street, Stafford, ST16 2DT. Anyone with 1,100 celebratory ideas can also email the Newsletter or write to us.