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Izaak Walton Walk, Stafford,

The development of Izaak Walton Walk in the 1880s was part of the Corporation's river improvement scheme. Trees were planted along the length of the walk, and seats and railings were added.

Izaak Walton Walk, Victoria Park, Stafford

The development of Izaak Walton Walk in the 1880s was part of Stafford Corporation's river improvement scheme. Seats and railings were installed. Later, around 1900, trees were added to improve the appearance ...

Ladder Bridge, Stafford

The Ladder Bridge spanned the River Penk at its junction with the Sow. The bridge was used by the canal boatmen who would bring their boats from the canal lock at Baswich to the wharf near to the Greengate ...

Langot Valley, Fairoak

The Langot Valley carries the River Sow from its source near Fairoak to Blore Pipe. A postcard view published by E.J. Hurlstone of Eccleshall.

Mr and Mrs Tavernor, Stafford,

Geoffrey and Pat Tavernor by the River Sow where it meets the River Penk, near to the ladder bridge. Mr and Mrs Tavernor were married at St. Chad's Church, Stafford, on 7 August 1939; they had one ...

New Odeon Luxe under construction, Stafford

View of the 'Riverside Development' along the River Sow in Stafford, showing the new 6-screen Odeon Luxe cinema during construction. It would open later that same year.

P. Creighton, boat builder, Stafford

Mr Creighton built boats at Green Bridge Boat House on the River Sow, under the Royal Brine Baths in Stafford. He also hired out pleasure boats. Image from 'Staffordshire Past and Present: An Historical ...

Pershall Bridge, near Eccleshall

Pershall Bridge carries the B50126 Chester Road over the River Sow. On the hill in the distance is the three-storey farmhouse of Pershall Farm. A postcard published by E.J. Hurlstone of High Street, ...

Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation, Stafford

Decorated gondala on the River Sow in Victoria Park, Stafford for Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation celebrations in 1953.

Raft race, Stafford

A raft race on the River Sow in Stafford, with South Street in the background. Possibly an event held as part of Stafford Pageant.

Reconstruction of the Old Victoria Road Bridge, Stafford,

The original Victoria Bridge was built on soft ground in the 1860s. It lasted until 1933, when a new bridge, designed by the Borough Surveyor, William Plant. In this photograph the old bridge is being ...

River Sow and Aqueduct, Milford,

Aqueduct carrying the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal over the River Sow, near Milford.

River Sow and Stafford Town from the West,

View of Stafford from the west. In the centre can be seen the Broad Eye windmill, with St. Mary's Church to its right. The bridge is the old Broad Eye or Doxey Bridge, built in 1611 to carry the ...

River Sow and the Royal Brine Baths, Stafford

n the centre is the River Sow, on the left is a canal which was specially made to carry coal to a wharf near to the Green Bridge in Bridge Street. Due to lack of use it was filled in around 1930. The ...

River Sow and the Royal Brine Baths, Stafford,

In the 1880s a thick bed of salt was discovered on Stafford Common, during the search for a water supply for the town. This led to the opening of the Brine Baths in Greengate Street in 1892, designed ...

River Sow in Stafford,

The River Sow, with South Street on the left and the Castle Tavern in the distance.

River Sow, Milford

View from near the canal aquaduct, looking east towards Holdiford Bridge.

River Sow, Stafford

Looking upstream along the River Sow, close to Stafford town centre. Some workmen are felling a tree and removing it from the river. The spire in the distance belongs to the Royal Brine Baths, opened ...