Oriental Figures and Motor Cycle Mecca, Stafford,

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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.


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1680s
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1790s
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1840s
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1850s
Market Square, Stafford,
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Stafford possessed a market as early as 1206, when Edward the Elder passed a law ...

1880s
Market Square, Stafford
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1900s
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1910s
New Zealand Rifle Brigade Parade, Stafford
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1930s
Eastgate Street, Stafford,
Eastgate Street, Stafford,

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1950s
Market Square, Stafford,
Market Square, Stafford,

The Market Square was laid out with flower beds, trees and seating in 1953 to celebrate ...

1980s
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Donor ref:P94.002.0002 (18/1765)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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