Granville Square, Stone,

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Date:1920 - 1930 (c.)

Description:Granville Square was originally named Pump Square, but when the pump was removed the square was renamed after Earl Granville of Stonepark. Trees were planted to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII in 1901.

On the right is the War Memorial, unveiled on 10 January 1921 by Lord Dartmouth, Lord Lieutenant of the County. The statue was designed by Albert Toft (1862 - 1949), who also designed the war memorial at Sandon. The plaques on the plinth bear the names of the 126 Stone men who lost their lives during the First World War. Similar plaques were later added in memory of those who were killed in the Second World War.

The thatched Crown and Anchor public house can be seen to the left. The inn was built in 1675, but was damaged by fire in 1937. It was repaired in time to celebrate George VI's Coronation celebrations later that year.


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1900s
Dray Wagons and Drivers, Joule's Brewery, Stone,
Dray Wagons and Drivers, Joule's Brewery, Stone,

Francis Joule came into possession of the White House Inn and brewhouse at Stone ...

1910s
Peace Celebrations, Stone,
Peace Celebrations, Stone,

Peace Day on Granville Square. Peace Day celebrated the end of the First World ...

1960s
Remembrance Sunday, Stone,
Remembrance Sunday, Stone,

Photograph taken on Granville Square. The group is standing in front of the War ...

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Image courtesy of: Stone Historical and Civic Society

Donor ref:Stone Hist. and Civic Soc. No., PT00392, img: 2512 (18/2891)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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