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Coach Trip, Stoke-on-Trent

Coach trips were popular during the 1950's, and much quicker and more comfortable than the early charabancs. Here is a company's staff outing, probably from Royal Doulton, about to depart for Blackpool ...

Coach, Eccleshall Pageant,

Eccleshall Pageant was organised to raise funds for the rebuilding of the school, and to portray the history of the town. The pageant took place over four days (3 - 6 August) in the grounds of Johnson ...

Colliery bus, Hem Heath Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent

The colliery buses contracted from PMT dropped working miners outside the picket lines during the 1984/1985 miner's strike as bus drivers refused to cross the picket lines. This photograph is reproduced ...

Darby & Joan Club outing, from Cannock

Darby and Joan Clubs are social clubs for pensioners, which hold dances and other events. The term 'Darby and Joan' is used to describe the idea of companionship in old age. This group of pensioners ...

Darlaston Cafe, near Tittensor

The Darlaston Cafe was a regular watering hole for travellers on the A34; the main route north-south through Staffordshire before the M6. The buses in this postcard are carrying holiday makers heading ...

Darlaston Cafe, near Tittensor

The Darlaston Cafe was a regular watering hole for travellers on the A34; the main route north-south through Staffordshire before the M6. In this postcard view coaches and lorries are parked by the cafe, ...

Day trip, Pattingham

Pictured are George Lloyd and Tom 'Speedy' Ray.

Day trip, Pattingham

Pictured are George Lloyd and Jack French.

Doxey Local Mayoral Turnout, Stafford Pageant,

'Mock Mayor' procession entered in the Stafford Pageant by the Doxey district. There was often great rivalry between the Littleworth and Doxey districts for the best Local Mayoral turnout in the procession. The ...

East Street in Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent

The gas lamp cleaner in East Street. East street with its neighbours Central Street and West Street were three streets between present day Albany Street and Gilbert Street in Goldenhill. The terraced ...

Eastgate Street, Stafford,

View of Eastgate Street near the junction with Tipping Street. In the background can be seen the County Council Education Department building, built in the 1960s on the site of Diglake House, Tipping ...

Excursion to Trentham Gardens

Jackson and Follick's Bakery staff outing to Trentham Gardens. The vehicle belonged to A.T. Boult who was an undertaker and also hired out carriages for special occasions. His premises were on Eastgate ...

Express and Star Offices, Bridge Street, Stafford

This view of the former Express and Star Newspaper offices being demolished was taken on the Green Bridge.

Floods at Rocester

A bus attempts to make its way through the floods which affected many places in Staffordshire in February 1946. This photograph was taken before the construction of the J.C.B. factory at Rocester. The ...

Florence Colliery miners going on a demonstration, 1984

During the miner's strike of 1984/1985 many miners and strike supporters travelled to demonstrations around the country. In later years it became illegal to picket any place of work other than your own. One ...

Fred Jack's Chemist Shop, Stone,

Charabanc outing, possibly organised by Stone Traders' Association. The photograph was taken in front of Fred Jack's chemist shop in High Street.

Fred Jack's Chemist Shop, Stone,

Charabanc outing, possibly organised by Stone Traders' Association. The photograph was taken in front of Fred Jack's chemist shop in High Street.

From Smithy Bank, Alton