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Barlow's narrow boat, Glascote, Tamworth

On the Wharf at S. E. Barlow's Anchor Docks from left to right are, Mr Herbert Florendine, Mr Andrew Penny (foreman), and Mr S. E. Barlow. The gentleman in the boat, the Long Moll, on the far left is ...

Battle of Britain Parade by RAF Stafford

Pictured during a Battle of Britain Parade are RAF Stafford personnel marching from Greengate Street into the Market Square, Stafford. Taking the Salute on the platform on the right are Squadron Leader ...

Baxters Butchers Shop, Sheridan Centre, Stafford

Baxters butchers shop formed part of the Sheridan Centre which was developed in the 1970s. In later years the centre was partly demolished and given a £5 million redevelopment which officially re-opened ...

BBC Midlands Today visits RAF Mountain Rescue Team at RAF Stafford

The BBC Midlands Today Team with presenter Kay Alexander (Kay is in the centre of the photograph, under the Mountain Rescue sign) are pictured with the RAF Mountain Rescue Team at their base at RAF Stafford. ...

Beach scene, Lancashire

Lantern slide of a beach scene including a group of people by a lifeboat house. This is probably the beach at Ainsdale near Formby, Lancashire where photographer William Blake grew up. Blake moved to ...

Beauty competition, Castle Dell, Tamworth

The Carnival Queens of 1934, from Tamworth and surrounding villages, can be seen here. They are, from left to right, Miss Wood End, Miss Two Gates, Miss Mile Oak, Miss Leys, Miss Hopwas, Miss Weale, Miss ...

Beekeeper's hat, 1930s

Cotton beekeeper's hat with printed floral and bird design manufactured by 'Fairylite'. A net would have been attached to the brim of the hat to protect the face.

Beige Wedding Jacket, 1920s

This silk jacket was worn by Emily Beech of Black Bank, Silverdale at her wedding in 1927. It demonstrates the flapper style of the ‘Roaring Twenties.’ This was a very boyish fashion trend compared ...

Bestmore Tool Co.'s works outing, Windsor

The workforce of the iron foundry visited Windsor and Marlowe, in the summer of 1955. They are pictured enjoying a pleasure boat on the River Thames.

Bethesda Primitive Methodist, Sunday School walk, Whit Monday, Station Road, Hednesford

All the walkers are dressed in their best clothes. It was tradition on Whit Monday that all the Sunday Schools in the District marched towards Blackford Football Ground where a rally was held. The members ...

Biddle's Stores, Brook Square, Rugeley

A view taken in Brook Square looking towards Lower Brook Street in Rugeley. On the left is Biddle’s Stores which started business in 1850. The decorations by the upper floor windows suggest that at ...

Biddulph Grange Orthopaedic Hospital, Ward 1

This picture shows children outside the hospital wards in the summer time, when they were nursed in the fresh air. The house was given originally to Stoke-on-Trent council, but after a short period it ...

Birch Lane, Brereton, Rugeley

Birch Lane is in Brereton which at this time was more distinctly separated from Rugeley. Earlier council houses are on the left (built between the Wars) with newer ones on the right dating from the 1950s....

Birchenfields Farm, Armitage

Birchenfields Farm in Bardy Lane. This Grade 2 listed building dates from the 17th century and is timber-framed on a stone plinth. This image is taken from a glass negative.

Black Cocktail Dress, 1950s

This 1950s black cocktail dress would have been all the rage in its day. Fuller skirts became popular in the 1950s because of the end of rationing. Women wanted less utilitarian fashion and Christian ...

Black Corselet, 1940s - 1950s

Corselets are a combination of bra and corset. The corselet came about in around 1914 as women did not want to wear both a corset and a bra. This is a later example from the 1940s or 1950s when they ...

Black Evening Bag, c.1920 -1930

This small bag is made out of black crepe fabric with a circular diamante clasp. It has a short fabric handle and is a little worn from use along the top edge.

Black Paisley Shawl, c.1840-1880

This beautiful shawl is made out of black silk with a coloured paisley pattern covering the entire piece and a fringe trim. Paisley shawls were in fashion for nearly 100 years from around 1780 to 1870s. ...