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

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Date:September 1931

Description:This photograph shows a man placing a laurel wreath on the Johnson memorial. This event is held on the nearest Monday to Johnson's birthday, on 18th Septemer, 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.


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1660s
Token, Uttoxeter
Token, Uttoxeter

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

1900s
Carter Street, Uttoxeter
Carter Street, Uttoxeter

A postcard view taken by Alfred McCann of Carter Street, looking away from the town ...

1920s
Dr. Johnson's Anniversary Ceremony, Market Square, Uttoxeter
Dr. Johnson's Anniversary Ceremony, Market Square, Uttoxeter

This event is held on the nearest Monday to Johnson's birthday, on 18th September, ...

1940s
Third Anniversary of the Home Guard Parade, Market Place, Uttoxeter
Third Anniversary of the Home Guard Parade, Market Place, Uttoxeter

The gentleman saluting is the Wing Commander. Also in the photograph is Colonel ...

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Creators: Mr Alfred McCann - Creator

Donor ref:[FP41.10350.76] (37/6529)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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