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Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers

Three horn dancers stand with a melodeon player in front of St. Nicholas' Church doorway, Abbots Bromley. The horn dance is an annual event which takes place on the first Monday after the first Sunday ...

Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers at Blithfield Hall

The horn dance is an annual event which takes place on the first Monday after the first Sunday after the 4th of September. The tradition is believed to date back to 1226 when it was part of a three day ...

Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers at Blithfield Hall

The horn dance is an annual event which takes place on the first Monday after the first Sunday after the 4th of September . The tradition is believed to date back to 1226 when it was part of a three day ...

Abbots Bromley Silver Jubilee Fete

Abbots Bromley Fete was one of several special carnivals in the area to celebrate Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee. This picture shows a fancy dress contest and includes Britannia, Little Devils and Dracula. ...

Abbots Bromley Womens' Institute Fair

The Institute ladies probably raised quite a lot of money on this occasion judging by the array of mouthwatering home-made cakes and produce in this picture!

Abbot's Bromley: The Horn Dancers. Photographed by William Blake.

Photograph of a book illustration containing a village scene and a group of horn dancers. Horn dancing is an annual tradition, which is believed to have originated in 1226 at the Barthelmy Fair at ...

Accident at Radford Bridge, Baswich

On the evening of 18 October 1923 a Scammell lorry belonging to McNamara & Co. Ltd., Royal Mail and general road transport contractors, crashed through the parapet of Radford Bridge into the River Penk ...

Accident at the Mill, Great Haywood

In March 1905 Mrs Challenor, the wife of the Town Clerk of Hanley, and her niece, were being driven across the bridge at Great Haywood Mill when their car plunged into the mill pond. The chauffeur and ...

Accident at the Mill, Great Haywood

This postcard view shows the fire brigade and local people draining the mill pond by using steam powered fire engines to lower the level of the water. In the foreground men are working Shugborough Hall's ...

Adams Butter's First Show Trailer, Ball Haye Hall

Fred Adams Snr. bought a small diary farm on Buxton Road in 1870, and his son Fred began making butter there in 1922. The business was ground-breaking, being the first in the country to produce pre-packed ...

Address to the Earl and Countess of Bradford

Address from the tenants of the Walsall estate to the Earl and Countess of Bradford on their golden wedding anniversary, 1894

Address to the Workmen in the Parishes of Burslem and Wolstanton - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

The Truck System This was a system whereby the workers were forced to accept goods in lieu of payment. They would be payed in tokens, which could only be spent at the company store or 'Tommy Shop.' The ...

Aerial View of Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A very different landscape to that of the present. Note the fork in the road to the right of the image - that is the junction between Northwood Lane and Clayton Road, the site of a roundabout today connecting ...

Aeroplane Pageant Float, Stafford

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 for Stafford General Infirmary. Photograph ...

Aethelfleda Millenary Pageant Costume, Stafford,

In 1913 a Millenary Pageant was performed in the castle fields to celebrate 1000 years of Stafford's history from its founding in 913 AD by Aethelfleda. This photograph is of Nora Ramscar Wright, ...

Aethelfleda, Millenary Pageant Costume, Stafford,

In 1913 a Millenary Pageant was performed in the Castle fields to celebrate 1000 years of Stafford's history from its founding in 913 AD by Aethelfleda. This photograph is of Nora Ramscar Wright, dressed ...

After the arson attack, Blake High School, Marston Road, Hednesford, Cannock

This photograph shows the remains of the gutted main two-storey block. Classrooms and craftrooms, as well as the library and canteen were all desroyed in the attack.

After the fire at Denstone Preparatory School

A postcard view taken at Denstone Preparatory School after the fire in January 1912. Denstone College was begun in 1868 and opened in 1873 as St. Chad's College with 46 boys. It was designed by William ...