Stafford is the county town in Staffordshire. The county town has a great and notable history in the art of making shoes. This was initially a cottage industry which later gained gigantic form as a manufacturing industry in the 1700s. This died out gradually and was replaced with heavy electrical engineering. Diesel engine manufacturing is also a major source of employment for the people. Public administration is also gaining fast importance as a local employment source.
Landmarks are also an important as they help to gain a large number of tourists in the county town. Tourism has gained considerable importance as a result. The Elizabethan Ancient High House, Stafford castle, St. Chad’s Church, the Shire Hall Gallery, the Shugborough Hall are some of the notable places which help in the growth of the tourism industry in this county town.
Hockey, rugby, cricket and football are the three prime sports of this county town. There are a number of clubs which offer facilities to the individuals to pursue their interest in the respective games and make a name for them in the particular sport that they will be playing.
Staffordshire University which is located in the eastern part of the county town relies heavily on the subjects like computing, engineering and media technologies. It also has teacher training courses run for the people in this county town. Apart from this, there are a number of tertiary and secondary schools and also a number of colleges to support the education of this county town.