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General Booth and Mayor William Marson, Stafford,

William Booth (1829 - 1912), known as 'General Booth', founded the Christian Mission in 1865. The movement aimed to help the poor and needy of London's East End, and as it developed was renamed the ...

George V and Queen Mary visit Newcastle-under-Lyme

King George V and Queen Mary are pictured here with the Mayor of Newcastle, William Mellard, on the dais in Nelson Place, enjoying a civic welcome to the town. The King and Queen visited North Staffordshire ...

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, ...

Gustav Hamel in his Aeroplane, Stafford

This postcard view shows Gustav Hamel, pioneer aviator pictured in his 50hp Blériot monoplane, which he flew at several locations around Staffordshire and the United Kingdom at specially arranged ...

HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother visits Stafford

The Queen Mother is pictured in the Market Square, Stafford watching the Royal Guard of Honour which was mounted by RAF Stafford outside the Guildhall. The Guard was honoured to parade the Queen’s Colour ...

Home coming of South African War volunteers, Market Place, Burton-on-Trent

The second of the Boer Wars ended in May 1902 after the Treaty of Vereeniging was signed by the British Government and the Boers. The peace treaty brought to an end the Transvaal and Orange Free State ...

Hon. George Allsopp, 'Beer'

Lithograph print. Caricature of The Hon. George Higginson Allsopp, MP for Worcester. Born 1846 into the famous brewery family of Burton-upon-Trent. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge and was twice ...

Inauguration of the New Sewage Disposal Works, Stafford,

The Chairman turns on the main valve at Brancote Gorse Sewage Disposal Works. He is watched by Mayor W.T. Richardson. Photograph donated by Stafford Historical and Civic Society, who retain copyright ...

Izaak Walton exhibition, Stafford Library & Museum

Stafford Borough Councillors and Trustees of Izaak Walton Cottage at the opening of the Izaak Walton exhibition at Stafford Library and Museum. They are pictured looking at objects in the first floor ...

James Lovatt, Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme

Portrait of James Lovatt, Mayor of Newcastle under Lyme 1909-1910. On the rear of this photograph is a note: 'James Lovatt, J.P., The Cloughs, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and Coed-y-Celyn, Bettws-y-Coed, ...

King George VI Coronation, Celebration Dinner, Stone

The Pensioners' Dinner and Entertainment at the Crown Hotel, Thursday, May 13th, 1937. Standing in background: Councillor G. Bagot, Mr T.G. Adie (ex—President of the Traders’ Association), Councillor ...

King George VI Memorial Parade, Stafford,

Memorial Parade on Market Square for King George VI, who died in February 1952. Taking the salute is the Mayor of Stafford Ald. C.E. Fowke. On his left is the Lord Lieutenant of the County.

Laying the foundation stone of the Municipal Hall, Ironmarket, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph captures the Mayor and civic dignitaries at the laying of the foundation stone to the Municipal Hall. Within the foundation stone was a time capsule, that contained among other things, ...

Local Dignitaries at the Proclamation of King George V, Town Hall, Market Place, Leek

Members of the Leek Urban District Council and other local dignitaries stand outside the Town Hall in Market Place. They are surrounded by an enormous crowd waiting to hear the new King's Proclamation ...

Mayor and Mayoress Marson with Mace-bearers, Stafford,

Mayor and Mayoress Marson with the Mayor's Sergeant and Burgess' Sergeants. By 1939 these posts had merged. Photograph donated by Stafford Historical and Civic Society, who retain copyright ownership....

Mayor and Mayoress Mycock, Stafford,

Studio portrait of Mayor and Mayoress Mycock wearing ceremonial clothing and their chains of office.

Mayor C.E. Fowke, Guildhall, Stafford

Stafford photographer C.E. Fowke was Mayor of Stafford in 1951 and 1952. He is pictured here seated in the Guildhall, Stafford. Reproduced by Kind Permission of the Staffordshire Newsletter who retain ...

Mayor Choosing Ceremony, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Mayor choosing happened every Charter Day in Newcastle until about 1932. From the 1860s it became the tradition for people to go to the Market Cross and have their photograph taken with the newly chosen ...