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Coronation Baby presentation, Stafford

A group of proud mothers in the Mayor's Parlour, Stafford, holding babies born in Stafford Borough on Coronation Day, June 2nd 1953. John Davies of Little Haywood is being held by the Mayor, Charles ...

Coronation procession to mark Queen Elizabeth II's accesion to the throne, Leek

Chairman and local councillors of the Leek Urban District Council heading to the Parish Church for a special service to mark the new queen's accession.

Dedication of Stafford War Memorial

The dedication and unveiling of the Stafford Borough War Memorial in Victoria Square 1922. The tower of St. Mary's Church is in the background. The Borough War Memorial was unveiled in 1922 in memory ...

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

This event is held on the nearest Monday to Johnson's birthday, on 18th September, every year and commemorates Johnson's penance in Uttoxeter. Johnson's father, Michael Johnson, had a book stall in Uttoxeter ...

Earl of Shrewsbury's State Chariot, Ingestre

State Chariots, also known as Dress Chariots, were used for court and formal occasions by royalty and families of high rank. This chariot was built in the late 19th Century by Hooper & Co. Ltd. of London, ...

Festival of Britain celebrations, Codsall area

The picture shows Marion Winter as the Codsall Festival Queen. The Festival of Britain was celebrated between May and September 1951 in many towns and villages around Britain. The Government hoped ...

Foundation stone laying of the Burton Town Museum

Among those pictured at the stone laying ceremony in Guild Street are T. Metcalfe (Mayor), Councillor Thornley, Councillor G .Tarver, Alderman Morris, Councillor Austin, (Chairman), Miss E. Lowe, and ...

Freedom of Entry into the Borough for RAF Stafford

Pictured is a document signed by the Mayor Mr Charles Jones and the Town Clerk conferring the Freedom of Entry into the Borough of Stafford to RAF Stafford (16 MU) on 16 December 1954. There was a grand ...

Freedom of Entry into the Borough for RAF Stafford

Group Captain R J Salmon OBE is pictured receiving the Freedom of Entry into the Borough of Stafford for RAF Stafford from the Mayor Mr Charles Jones. This privilege was conferred in perpetuity for Freedom ...

Freedom of Entry into the Borough for RAF Stafford

The Borough of Stafford conferred the Freedom of Entry into the Borough to RAF Stafford (16 MU) on 16 December 1954. This honour was celebrated by a March Past the Mayor Mr Charles Jones in the Market ...

Freemen of the Borough, County Buildings, Stafford

This photograph was taken at the ceremony admitting new Freemen of Stafford. Freemen can qualify by Birth or Servitude. In addition they pay the "Shilling" fee and take the Oath. The Freemen of Stafford ...

Garden party, Foxlowe, Church Street, Leek

This garden party was possibly held to celebrate the coronation of George V. Foxlowe had been the home of the Cruso family during the nineteenth century.

Horsefair and Upper Brook Street, Rugeley

A colour-tinted postcard view looking from the Hednesford Road (Sandy Lane) with Horsefair to the right and Upper Brook Street ahead. The timber-framed thatched cottage on the left was demolished in ...

Inauguration of the opening of Tamworth Castle Museum

The Mayor and Mayoress Sculthorpe, of Tamworth, with dignitaries at the opening of Tamworth Castle Museum in 1899. The fourth person from the left is the Reverend William MacGregor. The fifth from the ...

John Davies medal presentation, Buckingham Palace

John (Jack) Davies of Colwich was a gunner on Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships (DEMS) during World War II. He was awarded the D.S.M. in 1945 and was presented with it by King George VI at Buckingham ...

Key from official opening of Brine Baths, Stafford

Copper alloy key with coloured enamelled head in black storage box lined with blue velvet. The key handle is engraved "Stafford Corporation Baths Opening Ceremony/Presented/To the/Mayor Alderman/William ...

Laying the foundation stone of the Municipal Hall, Ironmarket, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph captures the Mayor and civic dignitaries at the laying of the foundation stone to the Municipal Hall. Within the foundation stone was a time capsule, that contained among other things, ...

Long Service Awards and Christmas Dinner, Stafford Corporation, Stafford

More than 100 employees of Stafford Corporation attended their annual dinner held at the Civic Restaurant in Stafford, where the Deputy Mayor, Alderman L Dobson, expressed seasonal greetings and presented ...