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Pictures from Staffordshire's history - selected from the Staffordshire Past-Track Project

The home of a God - in East Staffordshire
Thor's Cave
Thor's Cave, 1909
Everyone who has walked through Dovedale (part of the East Staffordshire Peak District) must have at one point travellled this path - looked up and seen the gaping hole up there in the rock.
Both spooky and impressive, it is still possible to walk into the cave thanks to a handy balancing rope left there by a friendly rambler.
Excavations of the site have shown there to have been Iron Age and Romano-British settlements in the area around.
But... quite why it's named after an old Norse god - we're not quite sure!

For more about Dovedale - click here

Staffordshire Past Track is a Lottery Funded project showcasing archive photos, artwork, maps, audio and film representing the county's history. The site is expanding all the time and there are already more than six thousand images and over an hour of archive film footage available on the website -
If you own photographs that you think would be of interest,
or you're interested in getting involved in the project, or have local knowledge that you could share, please email:
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