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Elizabeth Mary Blake. Photographed by William Blake.

Full length portrait of Elizabeth Mary Blake in a graduation cap and gown.

Elizabeth Mary Blake. Photographed by William Blake.

Full length portrait of Elizabeth Mary Blake in a graduation cap and gown.

Empire Day at Marmion Street School, Tamworth

Empire Day was an annual event held on the 24th May.

Empire Day Celebrations, Dove Bank School, Kidsgrove

Children from Dove Bank School are here seen dressed up to celebrate Empire Day. Empire Day was held every year on the 24th May. Mary Beech is seen on the back row, second from the left.

Endon May Queen enthroned

The May Queen, Miss Edna Brown, on the 'throne'. The crowning of the May Queen is part of the Endon Well Dressing celebrations. Endon has the the longest tradition of well dressing in Staffordshire, ...

Exchange Students at Fair Oak School, Rugeley

Norwegian exchange students and Fair Oak Comprehensive School students pictured on Fair Oak school steps, Penkridge Bank Road, Rugeley. The school is now (2019) part of the Hart School. Back row (left ...

Fancy dress parade, Manor Hill County Primary School, Walton, Stone

Fancy dress parade in the hall at Manor Hill County Primary School, Walton, Stone, which opened in 1952.

Garden Party, Manor Hill County Primary School, Walton, Stone

Mr. Holford and Mr. Hulse with the model railway at the Garden Party held at Manor Hill County Primary School, Walton, Stone in 1956. In the background is Mrs. Moon.

Garden Party, Manor Hill County Primary School, Walton, Stone

Headmistress Miss Dorothy D. Riley speaking at the opening of the Garden Party at Manor Hill County Primary School in 1956. 2nd from right is Mrs. H.C. Wenger of Aston Hall who opened the Garden Party. ...

Garden Party, Manor Hill County Primary School, Walton, Stone

Mrs. Stephens at the Hoopla stall at the Garden Party held at Manor Hill County Primary School, Walton, Stone in 1956.

Garden Party, Manor Hill County Primary School, Walton, Stone

Mr. Chawner judging whether or not students have got a steady enough hand to beat the 'Ringer' and win a Punch chocolate bar. At the Garden Party held at Manor Hill County Primary School, Walton, Stone ...

Garden Party, Manor Hill County Primary School, Walton, Stone

Mr. Peck overseeing the Donkey Derby at the Garden Party held at Manor Hill County Primary School, Walton, Stone in 1956. In the background is Mrs. Moon.

George VI Coronation, St. Dominic's School, Stone

Infants at St. Dominic's School, Stone after receiving their Coronation Mugs. Part of the town's celebrations for the Coronation of King George VI. A photograph by Philip Dutton of High Street, Stone, ...

Glenthorne Primary School's Sponsored Fun Run, Cheslyn Hay

This photograph was taken at the school's annual fun run in 1990. It was in fancy dress that year as the final push towards raising enough money to buy a mini bus. The children featured in the picure ...

Grammar School Speech Day, Stafford,

The Free Grammar School of King Edward VI was established in 1550 using St. Bertelin's Chapel as a schoolroom. Due to the poor state of repair of the schoolroom the school was rebuilt on Gaol Square, ...

Harvest Festival display, Rising Brook School, Stafford

Harvest festival services were held at several local schools in Stafford during September 1952. In this picture, taken at Rising Brook Mixed Junior and Infant School, Ian Pickstock and Judith Walters, ...

Indisputably the Largest Menagerie in Europe - Advertisement from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Stephanus Polito's Travelling Menagerie Advertisement for a forthcoming visit by one of the few travelling menageries of the time. The cost of entrance was one shilling. These were very popular ...

Leek Grammar School pupils, Clerk Bank, Leek

The school was founded in 1723 by Thomas Parker, the 1st Earl of Macclesfield, and Lord Chancellor who was born in Leek. This school photograph of pupils and masters was taken outside the grammar school ...