An engraving of the Town Hall

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Date:1828 - 1829 (c.)

Description:The Town Hall was built in 1700-1701, and was paid for by Thomas Guy, the MP for Tamworth. The Town Hall was initially used for civic and social functions, and so was an important building for the town. Over the years the hall became too small and was extended on a number of occasions. The clock was added to the hall in 1817 by Mr John Robins.

A 'Butter Market' was traditionally held in the open area under the Town Hall, and the fire-engine was later housed there until about 1940.


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1890s
Chatterton, Market Street, Tamworth
Chatterton, Market Street, Tamworth

As the sign above the shop says, John Chatterton was the owner of this shop and ...

1910s
Procession in Market Street, Tamworth
Procession in Market Street, Tamworth

Judging by all the Union Jack flags, this is probably a Coronation Procession for ...

1930s
Market Street, Tamworth
Market Street, Tamworth

A general view of Market Street in Tamworth. The Town Hall seen in the centre was ...

1950s
Ceremonial group in Regalia, Town Hall, Tamworth
Ceremonial group in Regalia, Town Hall, Tamworth

Town Clerk Brian Leek, and Mayor, Mr Marriot, are seen here flanked by the two Mace ...

1970s
Coleman Brothers, No 6 Market Street, Tamworth
Coleman Brothers, No 6 Market Street, Tamworth

Coleman Brothers was an Ironmongers, which had been trading since at least the 1930s....

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Source: Tamworth Castle Museum

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