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1st North Staffords pictured in Malta

Malta was a British colony from 1814 until it was granted independence in 1964. The 1st North Staffords were part of the peacetime garrison there from 1893 to 1895. Until the end of the British Empire, ...

1st South Staffords in the Boer War, Port Elizabeth

This photograph was taken at Port Elizabeth during the Boer War. The British Army had recently changed the uniform colour to khaki, to better camouflage the soldiers in the South African landscape. ...

6th Earl of Dartmouth

Lithograph print. A caricature of William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth (1851-1936) of Patshull Hall by 'Stuff'. Appeared in 'Vanity Fair' October 10th 1895. He was Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire ...

A polite encounter, Wolstanton

A watercolour by R.M. Colley, looking towards St. Margaret's Church, Wolstanton. St. Margaret's Church is depicted here in its pre 1858 state. Between 1858 and 1860 the church was altered by Gilbert Scott ...

Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers

Two of the characters from the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, the Hobby Horse and the cross-bow bearer. The dance procession usually starts at 8.30 am on the vicarage lawn and between 8.30-9am the dancers ...

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 ...

Ada Vernon and Helen Garle, Coton, Milwich,

Albert Worthington, Seighford

A studio portrait of Albert Worthington, born Seighford, 1893.

Alderman John Marson, Stafford,

Alderman John Marson was Mayor of Stafford in 1848. John Marson also established Marson's grocery shop in the Ancient High House on Greengate Street in 1826. His son, William Albert, eventually ...

Alstonefield village green

Behind the tree in the centre of the photograph is the 16th century George Inn. The woman in the photograph is Mrs Askey - children brought eggs to her for the egg market. She is speaking to Mr Joe ...

Ashleigh House School for Young Ladies, Tutbury

The Principal was Miss Richmond. This photograph is from the collections of Tutbury Museum.

Augustus Legge, Bishop of Lichfield

Lithograph print. A caricature of Augustus Legge, Bishop of Lichfield (1839-1913) by 'Stuff'. Appeared in 'Vanity Fair' May 27th 1897. His signature is glued on bottom left. Dimensions: width - 235mm, ...

Baby’s Bonnet, 19th century

This bonnet is a typical baby’s bonnet, in that it is similar to the medieval coif; the bonnet is meant to cover the hair and ears but not the forehead. It was probably worn in the 19th century but ...

Baby’s Bonnet, late Victorian / early 20th century

This bonnet is handmade with a hand sewn ‘M’ on the side, possibly the baby's initial. The bonnet is simple with no decoration or detail meaning it was probably an everyday bonnet. Bonnet’s were ...

Baby’s Satin Bonnet, 19th century

This baby’s bonnet is made out of satin and is trimmed in down feather and was possibly used as a Christening bonnet. The feather down has been mostly lost over the years with just a small amount of the ...

Baby’s White Dress

This is a handmade dress that may have been used as a Christening Gown before being altered into a formal dress. The dress has broderie anglaise on the collar, cuffs, hemline and on the belt, these ...

Baby's Bonnet

This bonnet was possibly handmade and used for Christenings or formal occasions. It has broderie anglaise along the neck and the long ribbon ties were used for extra decoration, as they would have been ...

Bag, 19th century

Blue silk bag with drawstring fastening and silk tassels. The bag is embellished with floral ribbon work and embroidery.