Home to earls, marquises and dukes, where church towers and bells disappeared and rivers changed course, Trentham has many stories to tell. Known as the `playground of the Midlands', over the years Trentham has been frequented by kings and leaders such as Benjamin Disraeli and Winston Churchill. A place of sylvan parkland and manicured gardens, the Trentham Estate features a huge mausoleum and the Italianate gardens remain a popular tourist destination.
Today Trentham forms a bustling southern suburb of Stoke-on-Trent, but has maintained its own distinct identity over the years. Within a mile of the Staffordshire Potteries, Trentham continues to draw visitors from far and wide keen to discover its rich history. Join author Alan Myatt on a tour of Trentham's past and present, highlighting the area's many points of interest. Trentham Through Time is an essential volume for anyone who knows and loves this area.
A local lad, Alan Myatt spent many happy childhood hours running around the woods of Trentham. He has spent many hours researching Trentham and local families, even driving to northern Scotland to visit places associated with the Dukes of Sutherland of Trentham. He loves to share his knowledge with others, having led local history walks for several years, and is delighted when someone says, 'I never knew that!'