George VI's Coronation Decorations, Brine Baths, Stafford,

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Date:May 1937

Description:View taken from Green Bridge.

The Brine Baths opened in 1892 on Greengate Street, after a thick bed of salt was discovered on Stafford Common during the search for a water supply for the town. Its royal title was granted after a visit by the Duchess of Teck in 1895.

A swimming pool, Turkish baths and a several therapeutic pools were provided. Entrance cost sixpence.

The open-sided tower was used by the fire brigade to dry their hoses and store their ladder.

The baths were demolished in 1977 when the building was found to be unsafe. Civic offices now stand on this site.


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1870s
Bridge Street, Stafford
Bridge Street, Stafford

View from Green Bridge towards Chetwynd House. Mr Jenkinson, a baker and confectioner, ...

1900s
Royal Brine Baths, Stafford
Royal Brine Baths, Stafford

In the 1880s a thick bed of salt was discovered on Stafford Common, during the search ...

1920s
Construction of a New Pool, Brine Baths, Stafford,
Construction of a New Pool, Brine Baths, Stafford,

Constructing a reinforced concrete raft for the boiler house and laundry. In ...

1940s
Chetwynd House, Stafford,
Chetwynd House, Stafford,

Chetwynd House was built around 1712-1715 by William Chetwynd, 3rd Viscount Chetwynd ...

1970s
Mercer's Saddlers Shop, Stafford,
Mercer's Saddlers Shop, Stafford,

Mercer's shop on the corner of Bridge Street and Mill Bank, established in 1910. In ...

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