Unveiling of the Clock, Gaol Square, Stafford,

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Date:1916

Description:The Sidney Fountain was erected in 1889 in memory of Thomas Sidney, a local man who became Mayor of London. In 1916 the drinking fountain had its lamp replaced by a four-dial clock, which was presented by George Bruckshaw to celebrate his fifty years residence in Stafford.

The fountain was destroyed in 1928 when a motor van ran into it; the clock was later restored and mounted on a new post near to its original site.


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1880s
Mayor's Procession, Stafford
Mayor's Procession, Stafford

View of Gaol Square. In the distance can be seen Foregate Street, on the left, ...

1910s
Pageant Procession, Gaol Road, Stafford
Pageant Procession, Gaol Road, Stafford

The parade of decorated floats seen in Gaol Road during the annual Trades and Friendly ...

1940s
Gaol Square, Stafford
Gaol Square, Stafford

The four-dial clock was presented by George Bruckshaw in 1916, to celebrate his ...

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Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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