Floods, Bridge Street, Stafford

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Date:February 1946

Description:This view was taken from outside The Picture House. In the centre is the public library which occupied this site until 1999, when it moved to part of the Shire Hall on Market Square. The building on the right, with the banner, is the Odeon cinema (now the Apollo) which is showing 'When You Came Along'.

A long period of rainy weather resulted in the River Sow rising to its highest level ever recorded, flooding the railway station and stopping all traffic. At the junction of Newport Road and Bridge Street the water was two feet deep. Cottage dwellers had to be rescued by boat and one house was washed away.


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1870s
Bridge Street, Stafford
Bridge Street, Stafford

View from Green Bridge towards Chetwynd House. Mr Jenkinson, a baker and confectioner, ...

1900s
Royal Brine Baths, Stafford
Royal Brine Baths, Stafford

In the 1880s a thick bed of salt was discovered on Stafford Common, during the search ...

1920s
Construction of a New Pool, Brine Baths, Stafford,
Construction of a New Pool, Brine Baths, Stafford,

Constructing a reinforced concrete raft for the boiler house and laundry. In ...

1950s
Private Bath, Royal Brine Baths, Stafford,
Private Bath, Royal Brine Baths, Stafford,

The brine baths were believed to cure rheumatism, the warm brine improving circulation. ...

1970s
Mercer's Saddlers Shop, Stafford,
Mercer's Saddlers Shop, Stafford,

Mercer's shop on the corner of Bridge Street and Mill Bank, established in 1910. In ...

1990s
Jervis' Shop Interior, Stafford,
Jervis' Shop Interior, Stafford,

Jervis' shop was on Bridge Street. The lady behind the counter is Mrs Audrey Clay, ...

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Image courtesy of: Tavernor, Ian

Donor ref:I. Tavernor No., PT00111, img: 2102 (18/2502)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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