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Association of Fair Trade, 2 Welch Street, Stoke

This building is presently used as offices but was originally constructed as a fire station in 1913. The original frontage had two large decorative brick arches with an ornate central column and datestone ...

Auxiliary Fire Service lapel badge

The Auxiliary Fire Service was created in July 1938 to assist the Fire Brigade during wartime. These part-time fire fighters were identified by this type of lapel badge. This particular badge belonged ...

Auxillary Fire Service, Pattingham

Back row (L-R): Norman Harris, Len Handy, Harold Ray, Charlie Law, Bevill Bentley, Bill Smith, Stan Bentley, Tom Price, John Strong, Charlie Pritchard, Herbert Tooth, ?. Seated (L-R): ?, ?, ?, ?, Jim ...

Bagot Street, Abbots Bromley

Looking eastwards along Bagot Street, Abbots Bromley towards the village centre. On the near left is the Police house.

Barn fire, Blackberry Lane Farm, Doxey

Fifty tons of the season's hay on fire in a barn at Mr. Enoch Brown's Blackberry Lane Farm at Doxey, Stafford. Despite the strenuous efforts of the Fire Brigade, practically the whole of the hay was destroyed. This ...

Bass & Co. Firemen, Bass, Burton-on-Trent

A group of Bass & Co. firemen posed in front of the Bass No.2 Fire Engine, Merryweather Steamer. The three men in the centre of the front row wearing peaked hats and double epaulets are the superintendent ...

Baswich House, Stafford

Baswich House, Stafford. Used by Staffordshire Police 1954 to 2007. Home of Staffordshire Police Museum until 2007. An oil painting by C.W. Sheldon, formerly in the collections of the Staffordshire ...

Bath Street, Stafford

This view from Earl Street, with the former Harris and Son's off-licence on Bath Street corner, was taken by Stafford photographer Tony Boydon. Centre right is the former Police Station and on the right ...

Battle of Britain Parade by RAF Stafford

Pictured during a Battle of Britain Parade are RAF Stafford personnel marching from Greengate Street into the Market Square, Stafford. Taking the Salute on the platform on the right are Squadron Leader ...

BBC Midlands Today visits RAF Mountain Rescue Team at RAF Stafford

The BBC Midlands Today Team with presenter Kay Alexander (Kay is in the centre of the photograph, under the Mountain Rescue sign) are pictured with the RAF Mountain Rescue Team at their base at RAF Stafford. ...

Berry Hill Mines Rescue Station, Hanley

This was originally the pithead baths building of Berry Hill Colliery. The colliery closed in 1959 and the old baths were converted into the North Staffs Rescue Station, opening in 1962. The station had ...

Bomb Damage, Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent

Photograph of a bomb damaged shop on the High Street in Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent. Part of an official survey commissioned in 1941 by the City of Stoke-on-Trent.

Borough Police Force, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Borough Police Force are here seen pictured with the Mayor of Newcastle, William Mellard. They are outside Mellard's home, The Beeches, which stood on Liverpool Road (now the site of a bus depot). ...

Borough Police, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Photograph of the Borough Police Force in 1900.

Bostock's Factory Fire, Stafford,

Edwin Bostock's shoe factory was originally in Foregate Street, Stafford, but was destroyed by fire in 1901. This resulted in a new factory being built on Sandon Road, which opened in 1903. Bostock's ...

Bostock's shoe factory fire, Stafford

Firemen hosing down a building during a major fire at Edwin Bostock's shoe factory, Foregate Street, Stafford. Edwin Bostock's shoe factory was originally in Foregate Street, Stafford, but was destroyed ...

Boys' Schoolroom, Stafford Gaol,

Originally prisoners would have been taught in their cells, education being one of the prison chaplain's duties. By 1852 a schoolmaster and schoolmistress had been appointed and a room in the prison ...

Brewhouse, Trentham Hall,

View taken from the entrance to the coach yard. The brewhouse is on the left, with the poultry house to the right. The brewhouse also contained the bakehouse and laundry. Most country houses had a ...