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Battalion commanders, Yarnfield

US Forces occupied Beatty Hall, Howard Hall and Duncan Hall in Yarnfield during World War II. An image from the 'Yarnfield Yank', a booklet published in 1945 to commemorate the presence of US Army ...

Battery Sergeant Major Jack Williams MBE

Born in Chesterton, Staffordshire, he joined the 54th West Riding & Staffs Medium Brigade, Royal Artillery Territorial Army at the age of 19 and at 22 enlisted in the Regular Army, again in the Royal ...

Bell tents and marquee, Uttoxeter schoolboys Farm Camp, Lower Cowley Farm, Gnosall

In 1941 during WWII there was a general shortage of labour, which affected farms as well as many other industries. Already women had been recruited to work on the land (they were known as the Womens' ...

Birthday Celebrations, Drake Hall, near Eccleshall

Page 18 of 'Drake Hall - A War-Time Hostel', a souvenir book produced for staff and residents at the Swynnerton Royal Ordinance Factory hostel at Drake Hall, produced in 1945. The First Birthday Celebrations ...

Bob Simpson at Royal Doulton, Burslem

Australian cricket captain Bob Simpson pictured on a visit to the Royal Doulton Showroom at Nile Street, Burslem. Robert Baddeley Simpson was born in 1936 in New South Wales, Australia. He played ...

Bomb Damage, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent

Bomb damage at the rear of Heathouse Lane, Bucknall, photographed on 23 August 1942. Comment by David Salt: "I was born on 29 January 1941, in 10 Hulton Road, Abbey Hulton. The earliest memory, that ...

Bomb damage, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Chesterton Salvation Army pictured amongst ruined buildings after a bombing raid on Chesterton during World War Two.

Bomb Damage, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Bomb damage at Taylor Avenue, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme, in June 1941. Note the crater in the foreground, and surviving furniture being loaded onto the back of a truck immediately beyond. Part ...

Bomb Damage, Old Stoke Road, Stoke-on-Trent

Old Stoke Road pictured after a bombing raid in January 1941. On this particular night the target was the Michelin tyre factory, with Stoke railway goods yard as a secondary target. Recalling the ...

Bomb damage, Pitts Hill, Stoke-on-Trent

During the early years of World War Two, Stoke-on-Trent was a strategic high priority target. The main targets were the Michelin factory, the railway goods yard, the British Aluminium Works and Radway ...

Bomb Damage, Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent

Photograph of a bomb damaged shop on the High Street in Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent. Part of an official survey commissioned in 1941 by the City of Stoke-on-Trent.

Bomb damage, Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent

Bomb damage on High Street, Pittshill. This photograph is part of an official survey of bomb damage commissioned by the City of Stoke-on-Trent in 1941.

Bomb damage, Stoke-on-Trent

Bomb damage at Old Stoke Road, Stoke-on-Trent, 1941.

Bomb Shelter, Sandon Road, Stafford

Second World War bomb shelter in rear garden on Sandon Road.

Boxing at Yarnfield

An image from the 'Yarnfield Yank', a booklet published in 1945 to commemorate the presence of US Army personnel at transit camps in Yarnfield, near Stone during World War II. The camps at Yarnfield were ...

Boys' Brigade Parade, Market Square, Stafford

Alderman A.G.B. Owen, OBE, President of the West Midland District of the Boys' Brigade, takes the salute at a march-past of district units outside the Stafford Guildhall after a service at the Baptist ...

Brereton War Memorial

View of Brereton War Memorial, located by the main road into Rugeley. The memorial takes the form of a rough stone cross with truncated arms, upon which is carved a downward-pointing sword. Names of the ...

British Legion Parade, Clifton Campville

Former Home Guard members at a British legion parade in Clifton Campville..