Market Square, Stafford

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Date:1988

Description:Pictured is one of several Midland Red mini-buses that provided a bus service around the Stafford area for some years. The destination for this mini-bus is Highfields Farm Estate in Stafford. Later in 1992, as part of the pedestrianisation of the town centre, the bus shelter was removed and the square was paved.

In the background, all of the buildings remain (June 2022) although some have changed use on several occasions. Left to right: Barclays Bank, entrance to Stafford Market, Wrygges clothing shop (the building painted white), centre right behind the mini-bus is the Alliance and Leicester Building Society which later became the Santander Bank, on the extreme right is the former National Provincial Bank which became the NatWest Bank, later it was a Pizza Express restaurant and currently it is the No. 3 café bar and restaurant.

This photograph was taken by Stafford photographer Tony Boydon.


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1600s
Scold's bridle
Scold's bridle

An iron scold's bridle or brank from Stafford. Its date is uncertain, possibly ...

1840s
Broadsheet  - Staffordshire Lent Assizes, 1845
Broadsheet - Staffordshire Lent Assizes, 1845

A broadsheet detailing the sentences for prisoners at the Staffordshire Lent Assizes, ...

1880s
Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd
Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd

Thomas Noon Talfourd (1795-1854), was a writer, judge, and politician. He was called ...

1910s
Turner & Co., late Brookfields, Greengate Street, Stafford
Turner & Co., late Brookfields, Greengate Street, Stafford

When Brookfields department store closed in 1909 James Turner, one of the store's ...

1930s
Captain Alfred Ernest Haywood, Stafford Fire Brigade
Captain Alfred Ernest Haywood, Stafford Fire Brigade

Alfred Ernest Haywood (1876-1958) was born in Newcastle under Lyme, one of 14 children ...

1950s
Polish Freedom Parade, Stafford
Polish Freedom Parade, Stafford

The Polish Freedom Parade passing through Market Square, Stafford. Girls in Polish ...

1970s
Charity event, Market Square, Stafford
Charity event, Market Square, Stafford

Merlin Maddock (left) and Patrick Lichfield (right) at a public event in Market ...

1990s
Greengate Street, Stafford
Greengate Street, Stafford

This view was taken looking south from Market Square to Greengate Street in Stafford. ...

2010s
Memorial to Thomas Noon Talfourd, Shire Hall, Stafford
Memorial to Thomas Noon Talfourd, Shire Hall, Stafford

Thomas Noon Talfourd (1795-1854), was a writer, judge, and politician. He was called ...

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Creators: Tony Boydon - Creator

Donor ref:P2005.4.2645b (37/46768)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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