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Alstonefield Vicarage

The Vicar of Alstonefield, the Rev. W.H. Purchase, with his family and staff at the Vicarage.

Baker family, Shugborough Walled Garden

The Baker family in the Walled Garden at Shugborough. Cecil George Baker (left) was the Walled Garden tenant between 1932 and 1939. Next to hime is his wife Sylvia, son Colin and one of Colin's uncles. ...

Chauffeur in Daimler Car, Creswell Hall,

Alfred Bate was chauffeur to the Meakin family of Creswell Hall. He is seen here in an early Daimler car.

Chauffeurs, Shugborough Hall,

Two chauffeurs from the Shugborough Estate. On the left is George Rose. On the right is the Anson Britzchka Chariot or Dormeuse, which is now held in the County Museum's collection. On the left is ...

Chuffeurs and friends on Cannock Chase,

Shugborough's chauffeurs with friends and family on a day out on Cannock Chase. At the back is Lawrence Nelson (Head Chauffeur at Shugborough) and a family friend. In the middle row is Alice Nelson, ...

Coton Hill Farm, Milwich,

Bertram Thomas Ball with his housekeeper Miss Cecelia Williams in the garden of Coton Hill Farm.

Domestic servants and outdoor staff, Shugborough Hall

Formal photograph of domestic and outdoor staff pictured outside the kitchens at Shugborough Hall. The kitchen and laundry staff wear white dresses. On the left a blacksmith (believed to be William ...

Domestic servants at Shugborough,

A group of domestic servants at Shugborough's servants' quarters. Left to right: Maisie Stephens(Housemaid), Molly (1st Kitchen Maid), the Pantry Boy, and Janet Bailey (nee Sherratt, 2nd Kitchen Maid). ...

Domestic servants at Shugborough,

Janet, 2nd Laundry Maid, and George Ferneyhough, Carpenter and Odd Job Man, standing on the Laundry drying green at Shugborough. The drying green is now the site of the restaurant at Shugborough.

Domestic Servants, Creswell Hall,

Creswell Hall was owned by the Meakin family, who were pottery manufacturers. Alfred Bate (back row, third from the left) was the chauffeur, the gardener, Jerry Tag, is wearing leggings. The other servants ...

Domestic servants, Hatherton area

Domestic Servants, Shugborough Hall,

Louise Smith, seated on the front row second from the right, was the cook at Shugborough in the 1890s. She married Thomas Langley and left domestic service before the age of 30 to keep house for her ...

Earl of Lichfield and Domestic Servants at Shugborough Hall,

Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lichfield (in top hat), on the steps of Shugborough Hall. With him are servants from his shooting lodge, Ranton Abbey. The lady on the right is Sarah Titley, who was born in 1862....

Eliza Loveday, Great Haywood

Eliza Loveday, laundress at Shugborough and wife of George Loveday, butler at Shugborough. She lived at Rock Cottage, opposite St. Stephen's Church, Great Haywood.

George Miller

George Miller (1883-1965), Head Gardener at Shugborough, 1918 to 1921. This portrait was taken for 'Gardener's Chronicle' in 1937 while he was Head Gardener at Lawrenny Castle, near Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire....

Group of gardeners

This photograph taken in an unknown location in Staffordshire shows a group of seven men all wearing similar clothes, waistcoats, shirts, and aprons. They are probably gardening staff at a large house ...

Group of servants at The Birches, Wolverhampton Road, Codsall

Back row (L-R) William Smith, gardener; Fanny Robinson, parlour maid; David Rostance, cowman; Sarah Pitt, housemaid; Walter Worskett, coachman, Ruth Sheldon, kitchen maid; Charlie Thomas, groom. Front ...

Head Gardener, Shugborough,

Mr William McMurtrie was the Head Gardener at Shugborough from 1815 to 1836. He was born in 1781 and died in 1857.