Brookfields of Stafford paper bag

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Date:1950 - 1959 (c.)

Description:A paper bag from Brookfields tailors shop, Greengate Street.

In 1743 George Boulton, a draper, opened a shop on Market Square. By the 1860s the shop was known as Brookfield and Windows.

By the early 1900s Brookfield's had also opened a furniture and removal business in Gaolgate Street, a gentlemen's outfitters in Greengate Street, an ironmongery, cabinet-makers and funeral directors.

Brookfield's closed in 1909 and a group of managers formed Brookfield (Successors) Ltd.; they continued to trade from a shop on the corner of St. Mary's Passage.


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1880s
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1920s
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1940s
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1960s
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1980s
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Donor ref:88.101.0042 (37/17556)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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