Aerial View of Stafford,

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Date:15th of August 1945

Description:Aerial view taken by R.A.F. 42 Operational Training Unit.

In the lower half of the photograph can be seen the River Sow, Tenterbanks and Victoria Park (the tennis courts can be seen on the right). To the bottom left is the Broad Eye windmill. In the top left is the Chell Road gasometer.

Taken nearly three months after the end of the war in Europe, it is interesting to note how few cars there are on the roads. Petrol rationing was first imposed at the onset of World War II in September 1939 and continued five years after the war, ending in May 1950.


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1910s
School Class, Tenterbanks School, Stafford,
School Class, Tenterbanks School, Stafford,

Tenterbanks School was built in 1910. The school was demolished in the 1970s to ...

1950s
Victoria Park Paddling Pool, Stafford,
Victoria Park Paddling Pool, Stafford,

The land between Izaak Walton Walk and the railway station was marshy and liable ...

1970s
River Sow in Stafford,
River Sow in Stafford,

The River Sow, with South Street on the left and the Castle Tavern in the distance....

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Image courtesy of: Tavernor, Ian

Donor ref:I. Tavernor No., PT00086, img: 2077 (18/2477)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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