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Builders and undertakers, Penkridge

Interior view of the workshop of F. J. Rostance and Son with staff and a newly completed coffin. Pictured are George Hollis and Reg Price. The Rostance family business began as a builders in Stone ...

Cheslyn Hay Cemetery

a postcard of the Cheslyn Hay Cemetery and Mortuary Chapel. The chapel was destroyed by fire on 17th August 1988. It was located inside the main gates, on the right hand side of the path.

During demolition in Upper Gungate, Tamworth

This photograph was taken during the demolition of a half timbered building in Upper Gungate by the Cole family. E.J. Cole (senior) is seen here on the right, with his son Fred in the centre. E.J. Cole ...

E.J. Cole and Sons, Corporation Street, Tamworth

E.J. Cole Esq, founder of E.J. Cole and Sons Undertakers, is seen here drawing a horse drawn herse. The Carnegie Library can be seen in the background, which opened in 1905.

Female Provident Society - Document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

This 'benefit club' claimed to offer women a fighting chance of avoiding hopeless poverty - many years before any worker paid a National Insurance contribution. If a woman fell ill, she could expect ...

Funeral Procession, Stafford,

Funeral procession of the Town Clerk, Matthew Folliatt Blakiston, seen on Gaolgate Street. Photograph donated by Stafford Historical and Civic Society, who retain copyright ownership.

Golden Cup, 27 Lower Gungate, Tamworth

A young looking E.J. Cole, proprietor of the Golden Cup Public House, seen here with a prize winning horse. He started trading in Tamworth as a painter and decorator, then took the Golden Cup on as a ...

Horse-drawn Hearse, Boult's Undertakers, Stafford,

This hearse belonged to Mr Boult, who was an undertaker (he also hired out carriages for special occasions, such as weddings). He is seen here in the doorway of his premises on Eastgate Street. On the ...

Horse-drawn Hearse, Rawthorne's Undertakers, Stafford,

Hearse outside James Rawthorne's funeral premises, which were located behind the Junction Hotel on Newport Road. Horse-drawn hearses came into use in the later half of the nineteenth century. Most ...

Liverpool Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Liverpool Road looking north, with Broad Street on the right. Tram lines run down the centre of the road, probably up to Chesterton and down to the centre of Newcastle. H. Bell and Sons, Plumbers and ...

Market Place, Cannock

An early view of the Market Place, Cannock. The indoor market, built in 1869 is on the left, incorporating Sellman's Funeral Directors established in 1870 and still (in 2018) in existence. Next is the ...

Mill Street, Stone

A view of Mill street looking towards the Mill. Price and Stubb's funeral directors buildings are in the foreground and, although altered, are still standing in 2006. The factory complex beyond began ...

Mill Street, Stone

A view of Mill Street, looking towards the High Street. The building on the left is Price and Stubbs funeral directors. The buildings in the middle distance were later to be demolished to make way for ...

Mr and Mrs Palmer, Fairoak, near Eccleshall

John Palmer, joiner, builder and undertaker pictured with his wife Hannah outside his workshop in Langot Lane, Fairoak, near Eccleshall. John Palmer was born in Cheswardine, Shropshire in 1845 and died ...

Plate

Grete Marks 1899 - 1990. Plates. 1984.P.710, 711. 1937-1940. Glazed earthenware. D : 177 mm (7 "). Earthenware tea plates. Decorated with semi-matt glaze on reverse, with different coloured centres. ...

Shakeshaft and Playfer, Market Street, Lichfield

The Hednesford Murder

A postcard with four views of places associated with the murder of Mrs Gaskin in Hednesford in 1919. The murder of Mrs Gaskin is not Hednesford's only murder but it is still probably the most infamous. Henry ...

W.J. Robins undertakers, Stafford

W.J. Robins' horse-drawn hearse and carriage outside the North Western Hotel, Station Road, Stafford. Walter James Robins was born in Aylsham, Norfolk in 1846 and by 1881 was working in Stafford as ...

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