Izaak Walton's Birthplace, Stafford,

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Date:1888

Description:Izaak Walton's birthplace, Eastgate Street. The building was being used as a coach house and stables when this photograph was taken, but it was demolished in 1888 and the site is now occupied by the police station.

Izaak Walton (1593 - 1683) was a famous angler and author whose best known work 'The Complete Angler' was published 1653 and is still in print. Walton was born in Stafford and was baptised at St. Mary's Church, although he spent much of his early life in London.

He returned to Staffordshire in his later years and the cottage in Shallowford, Half Head Farm, where he spent his retirement, has now been restored and opened as a museum.


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1680s
Stafford Viewed from Coton Hill,
Stafford Viewed from Coton Hill,

View of Stafford from the east. The churches of St. Chad's (left) and St. Mary's ...

1870s
Eastgate Street, Stafford,
Eastgate Street, Stafford,

The building under construction is the Borough Hall, completed in 1877. Here work ...

1900s
Horse Fair, Pitcher Bank, Stafford,
Horse Fair, Pitcher Bank, Stafford,

A general market, crockery market and horse and cattle fairs were held in Pitcher ...

1930s
John Bagnall in his Hand-built Car, Stafford,
John Bagnall in his Hand-built Car, Stafford,

Miniature petrol car built by John Bagnall whose family owned Bagnall's Carriage ...

1960s
Bird's Eye View of Eastgate Street, Stafford,
Bird's Eye View of Eastgate Street, Stafford,

This photograph was taken from the top of the 7 storey building on Tipping Street ...

1980s
Cycle road race in Stafford,
Cycle road race in Stafford,

Cyclists passing the Borough Hall in Eastgate Street during a professional road ...

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Donor ref:P81.101.0001 (18/1022)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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