Dr. Johnson's Anniversary Ceremony, Market Square, Uttoxeter

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Date:1st of January 1924 - 31st of December 1926 (c.)

Description:This event is held on the nearest Monday to Johnson's birthday, on 18th September, every year and commemorates Johnson's penance in Uttoxeter. Johnson's father, Michael Johnson, had a book stall in Uttoxeter and once asked his son to go to the market for him as he was unwell. Johnson refused, but later in his life regretted this, travelled to Uttoxeter, and stood on the spot where his father had his stall, as a penance. The memorial on the Conduit is supposed to be on that spot. There is a newspaper reporter on the left of the platform.

Photographer: Alfred or Gerald McCann, photographers of High Street, Uttoxeter.


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1660s
Token, Uttoxeter
Token, Uttoxeter

An octagonal copper half penny token issued by John Halsley of Uttoxeter, mercer. ...

1900s
Market Day, Uttoxeter
Market Day, Uttoxeter

Market stalls and traders in the Market Place, Uttoxeter. In the foreground china ...

1920s
The Kiosk, Uttoxeter
The Kiosk, Uttoxeter

This weighing machine has a bas-relief of Dr. Johnson's, (writer and compiler of ...

1940s
Salute the Soldier Parade, Market Square, Uttoxeter
Salute the Soldier Parade, Market Square, Uttoxeter

This parade was part of the Salute the Soldier week, which was to raise money for ...

1960s
High Street, Uttoxeter
High Street, Uttoxeter

A view of High Street, Uttoxeter with a zebra crossing bottom right, Titley's electrical ...

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Creators: Mr Gerald McCann - Creator

Image courtesy of: Mrs G.S. McCann

Donor ref:P76.041.10512 (37/43171)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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