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Address to the Earl and Countess of Bradford

Address from the tenants of the Walsall estate to the Earl and Countess of Bradford on their golden wedding anniversary, 1894

Arthur Inett and daughter Gladys, St. Chad's Church, Pattingham

Arthur lived in Hall End Lane, Pattingham.

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 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 ...

Barlaston Cemetery. Photographed by William Blake.

Barlaston Cemetery's West Side, Barlaston, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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 ...

Blue Wedding Dress, 1920s

This wedding dress was worn by Lucy Harvey when she married Bill Hughes in the 1920s. It demonstrates the flapper style of the ‘Roaring Twenties.’ It is shorter in length and would have been worn ...

Bourne Chapel, Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

Church exterior taken at Bourne Chapel, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Carriage outside the Vernon Yonge Arms, Croxton

A wedding party with carriage outside the Vernon Yonge Arms at Blackwaters, Croxton. The landlady at the time was Ellen Lewis. Today, the Vernon Yonge Arms at Blackwaters, Croxton has been a private ...

Christening Bonnet, 19th century

The bonnet (pictured) is likely to have been a christening bonnet with the amount of detail and decoration on it. The long ribbons were usually used as added decoration and could be the length of the ...

Christening Gown and Veil, 1920s

A 1920s lace gown and veil worn by the donor Mrs D Wilson when she was a baby. She was born 27.12.1928 at the Chapel House, Pepper Street, Keele and was christened in 1929. An underdress would have ...

Christening Gown, 19th century

During the Victorian era christening gowns became more elaborate as textiles became cheaper. Christening gowns sometimes copied the current fashion trends. This dress has 'whitework' (a style of white ...

Christening Gown, 19th century

A boys christening gown made of white fine cotton. It has a triangular bodice, square neckline and broderie anglaise edging. This is a very long gown measuring over a meter from shoulder to hem.

Church Wedding, Meir

Group photograph of the wedding of Jack Underhill and Emily Tams. The wedding took place at Holy Trinity Church, Meir on 6 September 1939.

Devadason Family Wedding, Stafford Registry Office,

Wedding group on the steps of Stafford Registry Office on Eastgate Street.

Devadason Family Wedding, Stafford,

Mr Devadason's brother's wedding party, Weeping Cross.

Early Victorian Dress, c.1830-1840

This is an exquisite example of an early Victorian dress made out of silk. Over time and because of exposure to light silk deteriorates which is why this example is in places in a very poor state of repair. ...

Edwardian Wedding Dress

This cream satin dress was in the typical style of the day, it has a high waist and a high collar and would have been worn with a corset. Gigot sleeves were popular during the period, as the sleeves ...