William Marson and the Old Curiosity Shop, Stafford,

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Date:1899 - 1901 (c.)

Description:William Albert Marson owned a high class family grocer's shop, established in the High House on Greengate Street.

Marson was also a lay reader and held sermons in several churches within the Stafford area, including St. Matthew's at Derrington, St. John's in Littleworth and Brocton Mission Hall.

In 1890 Marson opened his 'Old Curiosity Shop' on Albion Place, selling furniture, china and fancy goods. The shop later moved to premises behind the High House on St. Mary's Passage (pictured).


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1780s
Ancient High House, Stafford,
Ancient High House, Stafford,

The High House was built on Greengate Street by Richard Dorrington in 1595. The ...

1850s
Ancient High House, Stafford
Ancient High House, Stafford

The large timber framed building is the Ancient High House on Greengate Street, ...

1870s
Ancient High House, Stafford,
Ancient High House, Stafford,

View of the Ancient High House on Greengate Street, built by Richard Dorrington ...

1890s
Marson's Grocers Shop Advertisement, Stafford,
Marson's Grocers Shop Advertisement, Stafford,

Advertisement for Marson's grocers shop, celebrating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Marson's ...

1910s
Sir Walter Essex MP in a Horse-drawn Carriage, Stafford,
Sir Walter Essex MP in a Horse-drawn Carriage, Stafford,

Sir Walter Essex was the Liberal M.P. for Stafford 1910 - 1918. He is accompanied ...

1930s
Portrait of Philip Dale, Stafford,
Portrait of Philip Dale, Stafford,

Mr Philip Dale was the proprietor of Dale's, the ironmongers shop on Greengate Street. ...

1950s
Shrewsbury State Chariot outside the Swan Hotel, Stafford,
Shrewsbury State Chariot outside the Swan Hotel, Stafford,

The Earl of Shrewsbury's State Chariot passing the Swan Hotel in Greengate Street, ...

1970s
Bear Inn sign,
Bear Inn sign,

The seventeenth century Bear Inn on Greengate Street was built on the site of the ...

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