Oriental Figures and Motor Cycle Mecca, Stafford,

Move your pointing device over the image to zoom to detail. If using a mouse click on the image to toggle zoom.
When in zoom mode use + or - keys to adjust level of image zoom.

Date:1955 - 1960 (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, which at this time was Motor Cycle Mecca, was demolished in 1963 and the figures are now in the County Museum collection.


Timeline

The timeline shows resources around this location over a number of years.

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 ...

1850s
Market Square, Stafford,
Market Square, Stafford,

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

1880s
Market Square, Stafford
Market Square, Stafford

View from the Market Square across towards Martin Street. In 1743 George Boulton, ...

1890s
Children Celebrating Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, Stafford,
Children Celebrating Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, Stafford,

1910s
Royal Mail Van, Stafford,
Royal Mail Van, Stafford,

Royal Mail van believed to be the first motor driven mail van in Stafford. The ...

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 ...

View Location

Share:

Link to this resource

Ordering:Click the button to add the item to your basket. Follow the link for further information on ordering.

Donor ref:P94.002.0002 (18/1765)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

Copyright information: Copyrights to all resources are retained by the individual rights holders. They have kindly made their collections available for non-commercial private study & educational use. Re-distribution of resources in any form is only permitted subject to strict adherence to the usage guidelines.