Anson Street, Rugeley

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Date:1921 - 1925 (c.)

Description:This postcard scene is a Staffordshire County Library reprint of an old postcard. It shows the War Memorial in Anson Street looking towards the Market Square.

On the left is the Palace Theatre and Cinema (the light coloured building with archways). In the silent film days there was a pianist, violinist and drum player to add dramatic effects to the films. In a 1931 advertisement The Palace announced that they were equipped with the latest and best all British Talkie Apparatus. The Palace was later demolished and replaced by the Library.

In the centre behind the War Memorial is the Rugeley Industrial Co-Operative Society and Tea Rooms. On the right is the Town Hall and Market Hall which were built in 1878-79 and the architect was W. Tadman Foulkes. Adjoining is Penny Bank, built from the remains of the old Town Hall in Market Square which had been demolished in 1874. The Town Hall and market Hall buildings were demolished in the 1980s.

Acknowledgement: Thank you to The Landor (Local History) Society for providing this image.


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1920s
Rugeley, Unveiling of the War Memorial
Rugeley, Unveiling of the War Memorial

The front cover from a Programme detailing the ceremony and order of service for ...

1950s
Anson Street, Rugeley
Anson Street, Rugeley

A quiet Wednesday morning in Anson Street. On the left is the Police Station with ...

1970s
Relocation of Rugeley War Memorial
Relocation of Rugeley War Memorial

Pictured are workmen preparing the timber frame which will be used to protect the ...

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Creators: The Landor (Local History) Society - Contributor

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