Market Square, Stafford,

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Date:1859

Description:Stafford possessed a market as early as 1206, when Edward the Elder passed a law stating that all buying and selling had to take place in a market town.

On the left can be seen the Shire Hall, built in 1798. On the right is the Guildhall, demolished in 1935 and rebuilt further back from the square.

The Russian gun was captured at Sabastopol during the Crimean War. It was later moved to Pitcher Bank and finally to Chester where it can still be seen in Grosvenor Park.

The lady purchasing from the stall is believed to be Sarah Johnson, who lived in one of the almshouses on Mill Street.


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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 ...

1860s
Alderman John Marson, Stafford,
Alderman John Marson, Stafford,

Alderman John Marson was Mayor of Stafford in 1848. John Marson also established ...

1880s
Portrait of a Victorian Lady, Stafford,
Portrait of a Victorian Lady, Stafford,

Miniature studio portrait of Susy Macnaghten. She is wearing a ruched velvet ...

1900s
Market Square, Stafford,
Market Square, Stafford,

On the right can be seen the Jubilee Fountain, erected on the Market Square in 1887 ...

1910s
New Zealand Rifle Brigade Parade, Stafford
New Zealand Rifle Brigade Parade, Stafford

At the end of the First World War, when the New Zealand Rifle Brigade left the military ...

1930s
Aerial View of Stafford,
Aerial View of Stafford,

View looking west over Eastgate Street, South Walls and North Walls.

1950s
Oriental Figures and Motor Cycle Mecca, Stafford,
Oriental Figures and Motor Cycle Mecca, Stafford,

These oriental figures date from the eighteenth century and topped the front a tea ...

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:G95.100.0001 (18/2020)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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