A History of Brown Edge, a Staffordshire Moorlands Village

The Great War Project

Great War

This year (2014) is obviously 100 years since the start of what some people call World War One (WW1) but is officially termed “The Great War”. It was called the Great War because  this type and scale of utter and total devastation had never been seen before and indeed not since. It changed the way […]

Paul Whiston the Brown Edge Lifeboatman

Most people watched the Queens Speech on Christmas day but I bet that most didn’t spot Brownedger Paul Whiston Introducing his lifeboat crew to Her Majesty. This is clearly a massive honour and shows the nation the respect Her Majesty has for these brave Volunteers. As some of you know Paul has been living in […]

Christmas Lights

    With Christmas drawing closer the annual Brown Edge Christmas lights competition is in full swing. Over 60 households have joined in this year and the early favourite is (photographed here) the bungalow in Church Road. There is still time of course for more entries.

More on The Bush

Brown Edge Parish Council are seeking views of the parish with regard to purchasing the Holly Bush via their Facebook site. This is in line with government thinking as Local Government Minister Grant Shapps recently (3rd Nov) issued a new “rallying cry” to parish councils, to safeguard struggling village shops and pubs for the benefit of […]

First Time for Tarmac

Residents of the cul-de-sac with no name at Bank End must feel like they have entered the 21st century as their road received a coating of tarmac probably for the first time since the houses were built before the war! Another recent addition is a posh signpost telling callers which houses are present. Residents of […]

Holly Bush Sale

  In a move clearly designed to test to see if there is any real appetite from the community to purchase the Bush the owners have decided to put the pub on the open market with Whittaker and Biggs. It is described as:- “Detached Village Inn situated on the main Leek to Stoke On Trent […]