Oriental Figures, Stafford,

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Date:1960 - 1963 (c.)

Description:These oriental figures date from the eighteenth century and topped the front a tea warehouse in Market Street.

Made from a hard plaster known as Roman Cement, the figures were a form of advertisement at a time when tea was an expensive commodity.

The shop was demolished in 1963 and the figures are now in the County Museum collection..


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1680s
Old Town Hall, Stafford,
Old Town Hall, Stafford,

There has been a shire building in Stafford since the 1280s, used as a meeting place ...

1790s
Proposed Design for Stafford's Shire Hall,
Proposed Design for Stafford's Shire Hall,

Design for a new Shire Hall on Market Square. In 1790 a decision was made to ...

1840s
Market Square from the South, Stafford,
Market Square from the South, Stafford,

Stafford possessed a market as early as 1206, when Edward the Elder passed a law ...

1860s
Harry Bostock, Stafford,
Harry Bostock, Stafford,

1880s
Thomas Amies, Mayor of Stafford,
Thomas Amies, Mayor of Stafford,

Thomas Amies was Mayor of Stafford in 1889. He is wearing his chain of office.

1910s
Boots' Chemists and the Post Office, Stafford,
Boots' Chemists and the Post Office, Stafford,

The General Post Office moved from Eastgate Street to this building on Market Square ...

1930s
'The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe' Pageant Float, Stafford,
'The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe' Pageant Float, Stafford,

Pageant float 'The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe' was entered by the Accounts Department ...

1950s
Motor Cycle Mecca, Stafford,
Motor Cycle Mecca, Stafford,

Four of Motorcycle Mecca's shop assistants on Vespa scooters, current models in ...

1980s
Weights and Measures at Work, Stafford
Weights and Measures at Work, Stafford

Some commodities such as petrol, coal, food and drink are sold by weight, measure ...

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Donor ref:P98.003.0023 (18/1385)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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