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RAF Stafford 25 years of the Freedom of the Borough of Stafford

The Borough of Stafford conferred the Freedom of Entry into the Borough to RAF Stafford (16 MU) on 16 December 1954. To mark the 25th Anniversary of this honour there was a major parade through the town ...

RAF Stafford 40 years of the Freedom of the Borough of Stafford

The Borough of Stafford conferred the Freedom of Entry into the Borough to RAF Stafford (16 MU) on 16 December 1954. Forty years later, to mark this honour there was a major parade through the town on ...

RAF Stafford Battle of Britain Parade

RAF Stafford personnel are marching along Greengate Street, Stafford, during the 1986 Battle of Britain Parade. On the platform on the right a Senior Officer is taking the Salute, standing next to the ...

RAF Stafford Battle of Britain Parade

The Mayor of Stafford inspects the RAF Stafford personnel during the 1989 Battle of Britain Parade. Pictured in Earl Street, Stafford, the Parade is facing towards the Borough War Memorial which is nearby ...

Recreation Ground opening, Norton in the Moors

Lord Norton at a celebration luncheon held at the Norton Arms on the occasion of the opening the Recreation Ground, Norton-in-the-Moors.

Reinstatement of the Wash Pit Railings, Eccleshall,

The Wash Pit, or Sheep Pool, on Church Street was a pond fed by a spring. After a fire at the church in 1868 the need for a water supply became apparent. In 1890 the Wash Pit was cleaned out and deepened ...

Remembrance Day at the War Memorial, Burton-upon-Trent

Burton's War memorial stands in the Memorial gardens outside Burton and South Derbyshire College (formerly the Technical College) on Lichfield Street. Sculpted by Henry Charles Fehr it was unveiled ...

Royal Doulton Brass Band, Trentham Gardens

Playing for the Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire. Players include Nigel Cavill, Derek Deakin, Arthur Allen, John Street, Peter Blakeman, Ted Gray (Conductor), Trevor Hazell, Jim Garner, Ray Barraclough, ...

Samuel Mayer's Commemorative Drinking Horn, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This strange drinking vessel has two engraved silver collars and some bullocks legs as a stand. The wording along top collar reads: 'This cup was made from one of the horns of a bullock which was roasted ...

Stafford Borough Civic Trumpeter, Stafford,

Stafford Borough trumpeter outside the entrance to the County Buildings in St. Martin's Place. Photograph donated by Stafford Historical and Civic Society, who retain copyright ownership.

Stafford Sewage Works,

Opening ceremony of Stafford's sewage works, attended by Mayor Frederick Greatrex (seen on the front row). The main sewers served most of the Borough and discharged into a reception tank at the Corporation ...

Stafford’s Mayor - 400 years Anniversary Celebration

2014 marks the 400 year anniversary since King James I sealed a Royal Charter which established Stafford's Mayoral system. Pictured is the new Mayor of Stafford (Councillor Ray Sutherland) with fellow ...

Statue of Ethelfleda being erected , Tamworth Castle Grounds

The statue stands just inside the grounds by the Holloway Lodge entrance to Tamworth Castle. The Ethelfleda Monument, of Ethelfleda and her nephew Athelstan, was built for Tamworth's Millenary Celebrations ...

Stone Laying at George Street Sunday school, Burton-on-Trent

A large crowd posed on the site of George Street Sunday School for a stone laying ceremony. The large banner (at the top of the picture) illustrates the finished sunday school design, with Bass Middle ...

Stonefield Park, Stone

Stonefield Park was developed on part of Wakes Field, originally owned by Joule's Brewery. The land was bought in 1923 by Stone Urban District Council for £1000. The park was opened by Sir Ernest Johnson ...

Study for the Mock Mayor painting

A study by Robert William Buss (1804-1875) for The Mock Mayor painting. A composition comprising the main characters of the resulting painting with the Mock Mayor on the steps of the market cross. A study ...

The Iron Market, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Procession of Mayor John Bentley and councillors. The Iron Market is decorated for the Charter Celebrations. Jones & Moss furniture store is to the right and the post office at the end of the street....

The Mayor and Mayoress of Stafford visit RAF Stafford

Each year soon after their inauguration, the Mayor and Mayoress of Stafford Borough would usually make a civic visit to RAF Stafford. In 1987 the Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor and Mrs D J James are ...