Fire Appliances, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:1880 - 1889 (c.)

Description:A scene of crowds gathered to see a display of a new Merryweather and Shand Mason fire appliance taken in the High street. Firemen can be seen amongst the crowd in their uniforms.

The Castle Hotel can be seen behind the ladders of the fire appliance. The Hotel was opened in around 1820 and was a popular coaching stop for traffic to and from Liverpool and Manchester, before the arrival of the railways. The building still existed in 2002 having been, amongst other things, Tescos and a shoe shop. John Addison Whittingham ran the Castle Hotel from 1868 to 1889 and his name can be seen above the passageway.


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1830s
Cartoon study for the 'Mock Mayor' of Newcastle-under-Lyme
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1850s
Ordnance Survey, Public Health Act Map of Newcastle-under-Lyme – Sheet 5
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1890s
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1910s
Borough Police Force, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Borough Police Force, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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1930s
The Old Bank House, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
The Old Bank House, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph taken in 1935 shows the exterior of the Old Bank House on the High ...

1950s
Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Norman Bradshaw, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Norman Bradshaw, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Mayor Choosing ceremony is a tradition in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The newly ...

1980s
Removal of the Original Market Cross, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Removal of the Original Market Cross, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Donor ref:PA181 (22/4448)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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