William Marson and Magic Lanterns, Stafford,

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Date:1870 - 1872 (c.)

Description:William Albert Marson held public magic lantern shows featuring his 'dissolving views'. The money raised was donated to various charities.

Marson was also a lay reader and ran a grocery shop from the Ancient High House on Greengate Street, and the 'Old Curiosity Shop' on Albion Place, selling furniture, china and fancy goods.


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1780s
Ancient High House, Stafford,
Ancient High House, Stafford,

The High House was built on Greengate Street by Richard Dorrington in 1595. The ...

1850s
Martin Street, Stafford,
Martin Street, Stafford,

Watercolour painting by Great Haywood born sculptor and artist Samuel Peploe Wood ...

1870s
Ancient High House, Stafford,
Ancient High House, Stafford,

View of the Ancient High House on Greengate Street, built by Richard Dorrington ...

1900s
Greengate Street, Stafford,
Greengate Street, Stafford,

View looking towards Market Square. The timber framed building on the left is ...

1920s
Dale's Ironmongers Shop, Stafford,
Dale's Ironmongers Shop, Stafford,

This building at 11 Greengate Street was a typical Tudor house (c.1500), although ...

1940s
Aerial View from St. Mary's Church Tower, Stafford
Aerial View from St. Mary's Church Tower, Stafford

View over Greengate Street and down Martin Street. On the right can be seen the ...

1960s
Rear Yard of the Bear Inn, Stafford,
Rear Yard of the Bear Inn, Stafford,

Rear yard of the Bear Inn on Greengate Street, which included a coach house. The ...

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