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Band of Hope demonstration, Stockwell Street, Leek

This was an annual church procession originating in Leek and generally involving young adults. The Band of Hope was a movement closely allied to the Temperance movement. This march was led by the Congregationalists, ...

Band of Hope procession, Market Place, Leek

This picture is thought to show the annual Band of Hope demonstration, which assembled in the Market Place before the start of the procession. The Band of Hope was allied to the Temperance Movement, with ...

Band, Mayor's Civic Parade, Stone,

The parade is seen here crossing the bridge on Radford Street, towards Oulton Road.

Bass Museum Beer Engine Float moving down High Street, Burton-on-Trent

The float is moving towards the Market Place past Ellis and Barnaby Rudge. Crowds look on from both sides of the road. The procession is probably part of Burton Festival.

Bass Museum Heavy Horse Parade, Burton-on-Trent

Barry Coffen (Head Horseman at the Bass Museum) is driving the Mitchells and Butlers Dray in the parade. The dray is turning onto Station Bridge from Derby Street.

Bass Museum Shires and Dray, Bass, Burton-on-Trent

Team of two Bass shire horses driven by Barry Coffen pulling the Bass Worthington horse-drawn bus. Bass Shire Horse Team 'bus' and the Joiners' Shop can be seen in the background.

Beauty competition, Castle Dell, Tamworth

The Carnival Queens of 1934, from Tamworth and surrounding villages, can be seen here. They are, from left to right, Miss Wood End, Miss Two Gates, Miss Mile Oak, Miss Leys, Miss Hopwas, Miss Weale, Miss ...

Bent's Brewery carnival float, Stone

Bent's Brewery was established in Newcastle-under-Lyme in the 1790s by William Bent. The business remained in Newcastle until 1936, when manufacture transferred to Liverpool. The company expanded in ...

Bent's Brewery Float, Stone

A Bent's Brewery float pictured at a carnival or pageant in Stone. Bent's Brewery was established in Newcastle-under-Lyme in the 1790s by William Bent. The business remained in Newcastle until 1936, ...

Berkeley T60 at Milwich Village Fete

At the front is a green 1960 Berkeley T60 with the registration number 980 DA, pictured at Milwich Village Fete and owned by John Underhill. Berkeley's only three-wheeler model was introduced in September ...

Berkswich Church Fete, Milford

This little side-tank engine made frequent trips up and down the line during the Berkswich Church annual fete held on Milford Hall Cricket Club. It was a very hot day (over 80 degrees Fahrenheit) and ...

Bethesda Primitive Methodist, Sunday School walk, Whit Monday, Station Road, Hednesford

All the walkers are dressed in their best clothes. It was tradition on Whit Monday that all the Sunday Schools in the District marched towards Blackford Football Ground where a rally was held. The members ...

Bi-centenary Souvenir, John Jervis, Earl St. Vincent, Stone,

Souvenir card celebrating the bi-centenary of the birth of Admiral John Jervis. John Jervis was born in 1735 at Meaford Hall, just outside Stone. He was First Lord of the Admiralty from 1801 to 1804 ...

Boer War Veterans being awarded 'Freedom of the Borough', Newcastle-under-Lyme

Freedom of the Borough being bestowed on Boer War veterans at base of Guildhall clock tower.

Bolebridge Street, Tamworth

Looking north-west along Bolebridge Street in Tamworth. The pinnacles of St. Editha's Church tower can be seen in the background. Shops visible include the Daintie Shop (knitting and sewing supplies), ...

Bolehall Mill Co. Employees at Tamworth Carnival

Bolehall Mill Co. Employees in fancy dress for Tamworth Carnival, pictured at Bolehall Mill.

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 ...

Boy with Collecting Tin, Stafford Pageant,

Stan Holt dressed as a jester. The annual procession through Stafford ended with a fair on the town common. A prize was awarded to the best decorated entries and along the route collections were made ...