Martin Street, Stafford,

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Date:1889

Description:View looking towards Eastgate Street.

In the distance can be seen Eastgate House, formerly the office of the Chief Constable and, later, the Registry Office. On the right are the Old Blue Posts and the Fountain Inn.

On the left are the Old Blue Posts and the Fountain Inn.

The Old Blue Posts was close to the Lyceum Theatre, which it relied on for much of its trade. When the theatre began to decline, so did the inn and the landlord Will J Bird was forced to declare himself bankrupt in 1905. Eleys Stafford Brewery took over the inn later that year.

This view today would be taken up by the County Council offices on the right and the County buildings, erected in 1895, on the left.


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1680s
Stafford Viewed from Coton Hill,
Stafford Viewed from Coton Hill,

View of Stafford from the east. The churches of St. Chad's (left) and St. Mary's ...

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

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

1880s
Martin Street, Stafford
Martin Street, Stafford

View looking towards Greengate Street. On the left are the Old Blue Posts and ...

1900s
Playhouse Theatre, Stafford,
Playhouse Theatre, Stafford,

The Playhouse Theatre in Martin Street was formerly known as The Lyceum Theatre. ...

1920s
Corporation Street School Christmas Concert, Stafford,
Corporation Street School Christmas Concert, Stafford,

Christmas concert performed at the Borough Hall, Eastgate Street. Corporation ...

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
Stafford Borough and British Legion Band
Stafford Borough and British Legion Band

Stafford Borough and British Legion Band standing outside the Borough Hall in Eastgate ...

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 ...

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Donor ref:P98.011.0055 (18/1924)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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