December 30, 2021
A much loved donkey in the Moorlands has helped set the scene for a Christmas event. Frankie, and her owner Jim Plant, recently visited St Giles the Abbot Parish Church in Cheadle to take part in the church’s Children’s Carol Service.
February 12, 2021
For our latest Images of Yesteryear feature, Jim Plant, who is the Tower Captain at St. Giles Parish Church, has sent in this old photograph. Jim said: “I would be interested if anyone knows anything about the whereabouts of this bell that is the centrepiece of this photograph taken during the time of Rector Jones who was Rector here in Cheadle from 1945 to 1956.
September 5, 2019
A BLACKSMITH from the Moorlands has been recognised for his work in the community at an awards evening. Jim Plant from Cheadle has been a metalworker since 1974 and has contributed many pieces of architecture to the town over the years. He was presented with the Business Contribution to Volunteering Award in honour of his contributions at the Staffordshire Moorlands Volunteer Awards 2019 held at Westwood Golf Club in Leek, recently. The awards are hosted by Support Staffordshire.