Cripples Guild Carnival float, Nelson Place, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:1912

Description:A float from the 'Cripples Guild' decorated for a carnival, pictured in Nelson Place.
The Potteries Cripples' Guild was started in 1900, and in 1907 became the Duchess of Sutherlands Cripples' Guild.
Metalwork in the Arts and Crafts style were produced by the Guild from around 1902.

The white building, partially hidden by the tree, was a late Georgian building that became the Borough's Treasurer's Offices until about 1965. The frontage of this building contained a niche with a portrait bust of Lord Nelson in it, and this gave the name of Nelson Place to this area.

The top of the swimming baths can be seen on the left hand side of this photograph.


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1890s
Theatre Royal, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Theatre Royal, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Theatre Royal was built between 1787 and 1788. In 1910 the theatre became Newcastle's ...

1910s
Ashfield Wesleyan Mission, Nelson Place, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Ashfield Wesleyan Mission, Nelson Place, Newcastle-under-Lyme

1930s
Nelson Place, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Nelson Place, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A view of Nelson Place taken from Queen's Gardens. The Gardens, seen here in the ...

1950s
Roxy Cinema, Nelson Place, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Roxy Cinema, Nelson Place, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This oil painting signed and dated by Don Dawson is dated 1958 and depicts Nelson ...

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Donor ref:PA1039 (22/4545)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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