Endon shown within Staffordshire
|OS grid reference|
|- London||138 mi (222 km) SE|
|Civil parish||Endon and Stanley|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
The village is one of only a few outside Derbyshire which practises the ancient custom of Well dressing. A weekend fayre accompanies the dressing of the well at which a local girl is crowned as the Well Dressing Queen. The fayre also includes a contest called "Tossing the Sheaf" where local men compete to see who can toss a bale of straw the highest over a raised bar. The fair is known for bringing the entire village together which is a rare occasion for most modern villages.
Together with neighbouring Stanley, Endon forms a civil parish.
Endon was served by a railway station which was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway on 1 November 1867. There are ambitious plans in hand to develop passenger facilities at Endon, bringing the village station back to life after decades of disuse. The project to reconnect Endon is a joint partnership between Moorland & City Railways and Churnet Valley Railway. Volunteers working on behalf of Churnet Valley Railway, will carry out repairs on the four-mile stretch of track, supported by contractors. Reaching Endon will be a major milestone for the expansion project and will mean that passenger trains will reconnect the outskirts of the Potteries with the Churnet Valley and Leek area for the first time since the cut backs of the Beeching Axe. It is also intended to make it possible to travel directly from Endon to Alton towers on this passenger train. Later, the intention is to reconnect Endon to Stoke-on-Trent. Large amounts of funding are required to meet this aim.
The Caldon Canal, a branch of the Trent & Mersey Canal, passes around Endon.
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