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6th Battalion North Staffords in France

Through its history the Staffordshire Regiment has been involved in many campaigns and wars and has been stationed in many parts of the world. Here members of the 6th Battalion are seen resting behind ...

Adit mining, Alton Castle, near Cheadle

Photograph of opening of an adit mine, 'Alton Castle', near Cheadle, Staffordshire. Adit mines are driven into the side of a hill or mountain, and are often used when coal is located inside the mountain ...

Army camp, Milford Common

Men from the North Staffordshire Regiment pictured at a camp on Milford Common during the Great War. Third from left, in shirtsleeves holding bread and knife, is Jack Harper. In civilian life he was ...

Army Recruits at Colwich Station,

Army recruits at Colwich Railway Station awaiting departure. They are accompanied by a local councillor and a police constable. The alternate image is a digitally colourised version of the image.

Brigadier JV Campbell addresses troops from Riqueval Bridge, Bellinglise, France

This colourised images shows the 137th (Staffordshire) Brigade (46th North Midland Division) being addressed by Brigadier JV Campbell from the Riqueval Bridge over the St Quentin Canal, having carried ...

Brocton Military Camp

Chase Road Corner. The Anson's Bank portion of Brocton Camp lies in the background. Alternate image is a digitally colourised version of the image. Cannock Chase had been used as a military training ...

Brocton Military Camp,

Cannock Chase had been used as a military training ground since the 1870s. During the First World War two military camps were built on the Chase - Brocton Camp, which was located near to Anson's Bank, ...

Caroline Pulley, Stafford Gaol

From the Stafford Gaol Photograph Albums, 1877-1916, this photograph taken at Stafford Gaol, and shows prisoner 4408, Caroline Pulley. Prisoners were required to show their hands to the camera, but Caroline ...

Carpenters and Sherwood Foresters at Brocton Military Camp

The soldiers being trained at the two military camps on Cannock Chase lived in prefabricated huts. These huts were under construction from late 1914 and were largely built by civilian workmen who were ...

Chase View

During the First World War two military camps were built on the Chase - Brocton Camp, which was located near to Anson's Bank, and Rugeley Camp which extended along Penkridge Bank. The two camps were separated ...

Coal miners at Mid Cannock Colliery

This group of nine coal miners at waiting at the pit head for the 'kibble (bucket) to take them underground. To the side are two notices giving instructions on the use of the underground apparatus. The ...

Drama Performed by German prisoners of War at Brocton Camp

German Prisoners of War taking part in a theatrical production at Brocton Camp. The play, by a Norwegian author, deals with the impact of the collapse of a business empire in a small town on the Norwegian ...

Elkes' Biscuits delivery lorry, Uttoxeter

The delivery lorry is a Leyland vehicle, registration number DRE 227. The Elkes' livery for this lorry was dark blue with light blue trim and gold lettering. The alternate image is a digitally colourised ...

Field bakery, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

This colourised image shows Men of the Army Service Corps at the Field Bakery at Brocton Camp on Cannock Chase, During the First World War two military camps were built on the Chase - Brocton Camp, ...

Librarians on Earl Street

Librarians Margaret Holt (nee Ross) & friend posing for a photograph on Earl Street, Stafford,

M and N line huts along Old Acre Valley, Brocton Military Camp

This view of Brocton camp shows two types of accommodation hut, those for officers and those for enlisted men. The officers each had their own stove and the photograph shows the hut in the foreground ...

New Zealand Rifle Brigade soldiers

Three ANZAC (New Zealand) soldiers belonging to the New Zealand Rifle Brigade (NZRB) posing for a portrait. After fighting at the Somme and at the Messines Ridge, the NZRB were considered a valuable ...

New Zealand Rifle Brigade soldiers at Brocton Military Camp,

Group of ANZAC (New Zealand) soldiers belonging to the New Zealand Rifle Brigade (NZRB) in the snow at Brocton Camp. After fighting at the Somme and at the Messines Ridge, the NZRB were considered ...

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