Gaol Square, Stafford

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Date:1940 - 1949 (c.)

Description:The four-dial clock was presented by George Bruckshaw in 1916, to celebrate his fifty years residence in Stafford. It replaced the third lamp which crowned the Sidney Fountain (erected in 1889 by the widow of Thomas Sidney, a Stafford man who became Lord Mayor of London, 1853 - 1854).

The drinking 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 (seen here).

The Singer Sewing Centre later became Birches' Radio and Vision Service and the premises occupied by The Jap Co. became F.T. Parkes, house furnishers. The small shop in-between was a sweet shop, the Mecca.


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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 ...

1930s
Old Grammar School Building, Stafford
Old Grammar School Building, Stafford

The Free Grammar School of King Edward VI was established in 1550 using St. Bertelin's ...

1940s
Gaol Square Garage, Stafford,
Gaol Square Garage, Stafford,

This garage was owned by Charles Clarke. The garage later moved to Queensville. Alle ...

1970s
Gaolgate Street, Stafford,
Gaolgate Street, Stafford,

View of Gaolgate Street from Gaol Square, with Woolworths and the entrance to the ...

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Donor ref:P98.003.0037 (18/1386)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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