Guildhall, Stafford,

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Date:1933

Description:The Guildhall on Market Square was designed by Charles Trubshaw and built in 1853. It housed the Borough Council, the courts and on the ground floor was a police station. The entrance to the market hall can be seen underneath the balcony.

By the 1930s a new police station was needed and one was constructed on the corner of Bath Street and Albion Place. This building was used up to the 1970s when the police moved to their present location in Pitcher Bank.

The Guildhall was demolished in 1934 when it was rebuilt further back from the square and the market was replaced by a shopping arcade.


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1680s
Old Town Hall, Stafford,
Old Town Hall, Stafford,

There has been a shire building in Stafford since the 1280s, used as a meeting place ...

1840s
Market Square from the South, Stafford,
Market Square from the South, Stafford,

Stafford possessed a market as early as 1206, when Edward the Elder passed a law ...

1850s
Market Square, Stafford,
Market Square, Stafford,

Stafford possessed a market as early as 1206, when Edward the Elder passed a law ...

1880s
Portrait of a Victorian Lady, Stafford,
Portrait of a Victorian Lady, Stafford,

Miniature studio portrait of Susy Macnaghten. She is wearing a ruched velvet ...

1900s
Market Square, Stafford,
Market Square, Stafford,

On the right can be seen the Jubilee Fountain, erected on the Market Square in 1887 ...

1910s
New Zealand Rifle Brigade Parade, Stafford
New Zealand Rifle Brigade Parade, Stafford

At the end of the First World War, when the New Zealand Rifle Brigade left the military ...

1930s
Aerial View of Stafford,
Aerial View of Stafford,

View looking west over Eastgate Street, South Walls and North Walls.

1950s
Market Square, Stafford,
Market Square, Stafford,

The Market Square was laid out with flower beds, trees and seating in 1953 to celebrate ...

1980s
Weights and Measures at Work, Stafford
Weights and Measures at Work, Stafford

Some commodities such as petrol, coal, food and drink are sold by weight, measure ...

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Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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