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Planning begins to celebrate 100 years of Stoke-on-Trent

Published: Monday, 15th January 2024

Plans are being drawn up to celebrate the centenary year of Stoke-on-Trent in 2025.

The year 2025 marks 100 years since Stoke-on-Trent was granted city status by His Majesty King George V in 1925.

The city council will be encouraging businesses and the community and voluntary sector to come together in a year-long programme to celebrate the rich heritage of the city and tell the story of how Stoke-on-Trent became a city.

Stoke-on-Trent first obtained city status on 5 June 1925, following a direct approach to King George V, to recognise the city’s considerable contributions to the pottery industry.

Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council Councillor Jane Ashworth said:

“We are looking forward to working with businesses, partners and our communities across Stoke-on-Trent to mark our historic centenary year.

We are in the early planning stages, but expect some exciting announcements around activity in the coming months.

As we do not have spare money from the council’s budgets to pay for this celebration, we will allocate funding from sources such as the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to get the ball rolling.”