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Bag, 19th century

Black silk bag with drawstring fastening and painted decoration.

Bamfords Ltd. workforce, Uttoxeter

The original photograph was taken in 1871, and was re-produced in 1921 when the inset picture of Mr. S. B. Bamford (J.P.) was added. On the back row, left to right are: T. Martin, J. Fearn, E. Martin, ...

Beacon Fire for Queen Victoria' s Diamond Jubilee, The Mount, Burton-on-Trent

This huge beacon of casks and timber on The Mount was one of many such fires lit at 10pm on Tuesday 22 June 1897, as part of the town's celebrations marking 60 years of Queen Victoria's reign. Earlier ...

Beaded purse, 19th century

Small beaded purse with floral decoration and metal clasp.

Bee Hive corner, Hednesford

This well known local landmark was situated on the corner of Cannock Road and Green Heath Road (West Hill) until its closure in the 1960s. It was owned by Harris, Horton & Heath at the time of this photograph ...

Bicorn Hat, Victorian

The bicorn developed from the tricorn hat and is mostly associated with Napoléon Bonaparte, although most military generals and officers in Europe and America wore it throughout the nineteenth and ...

Black Bowler Hat

The bowler hat was originally made in 1848 and was considered sturdier than the top hat, (as it could easily be knocked off and damaged). The first bowler hat was originally made by brothers Thomas ...

Black Straw Poke Bonnet, c.1850-1880

This example is made out of straw and is trimmed in lace and feathers. A beautiful floral decoration on the left hand side breaks up the dark colouring and makes it less formal. The cotton ribbon ...

Boat Inn, Stone,

The Boat Inn on Newcastle Road.

Bodice with leg o'mutton sleeves, c.1895-1906

At the turn of the century people started to move away from the extravagance of the previous decades, as the crinoline and bustle died away. Instead people went with a more A-line silhouette and to make ...

Boer War New Year Card, Westhorpe, Stafford

New Year card sent by the Peach family, referring to the Boer War (1899 - 1902). This was one of two wars (the first was 1880 - 1881) fought by the British in South Africa against the Boer settlers. The ...

Boiler Stokers, Derby Oxide Colour Works, Rugeley

Workers stoking boilers with coal at the Derby Oxide Colour works which was situated on the River Trent at Colton Mill, Rugeley. The 'Lancashire' boiler was made by Edwin Danks and Co. of Oldbury and ...

Bowls players, Milford

Bowls players taking drinks. The bowling green was laid in the 1880s by the landlord of the Barley Mow, Charley Pye, a keen bowls player. It was the home of Milford and Stafford Bowling Club.

Bowls players, Milford

Bowls players taking drinks. Charlie Pye, the landlord of the Barley Mow, is standing back left. The bowling green was laid in the 1880s by Charley Pye, a keen bowls player. It was the home of Milford ...

Boy with a Bicycle, Stafford,

Boydon's Butchers Shop, Stafford,

Mr R. Boydon in the doorway of his butcher's shop on the corner of Marston Road and Lovatt Street. The building is now used by an insurance brokers.

Bradley Street School pupils, Uttoxeter

Bradley Street Church of England school pupils and their teacher.

Brereton 'Old' Vicarage

A rear view of Brereton Old Vicarage. The Reverend Evelyn Henry Hill and his wife, Ida Lucy Hill in the garden of their Brereton Vicarage home. After a period as a curate at Rugeley, he was the Vicar ...