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Birthday Party, Stafford,

Mr and Mrs David Devadason at Dev Shankars' birthday party, Weeping Cross.

Child's Birthday Party, Stafford,

Mrs Shanka Devadason (centre) holding a birthday party for her son Dev (to her left) in Weeping Cross.

Dancing Class, Lotus Shoes, Stafford

Group of female workers from Lotus participating in a dance and exercise class on the company's sports field on Sandon Road. They appear to be wearing Dutch costume. Lotus, like many other companies, ...

Dancing, Festival of Diwali, Stafford

Festival of Diwali at The Blessed William Howard School, Rowley Avenue. Diwali is a Hindu and Sikh festival, also known as the 'Festival of Light' as it celebrates that darkness is driven away by light. The ...

Dancing, Festival of Diwali, Stafford, (2)

Festival of Diwali at The Blessed William Howard School, Rowley Avenue. Diwali is a Hindu and Sikh festival, also known as the 'Festival of Light' as it celebrates that darkness is driven away by light. The ...

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.

Egyptian, Pottery Workers. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing an Egyptian Potter selling his ware on the banks of the Nile. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire ...

Golden Wedding Party, Hixon

Mr and Mrs Wilmot Martins' Golden Wedding party. From left to right are Mr and Mrs G. Bagshaw, Mr Martin', Mrs Edith Martin (nee Kennerley) and Mrs Mycock, wearing Victorian clothes, who was celebrating ...

Japanese Kimono

This is probably a kimono for a man as it is far simpler in design and has darker colours than that of a woman's. The shorter length and shorter sleeves also suggest it would have been worn by a man. ...

Japanese Obi

Obi’s were originally used to hold the kimono closed and started off as a simple ribbon. Though during the seventeenth century obi’s particularly women’s started to increase in size, this new size ...

Japanese Women’s Kimono

Kimonos were adopted from China in the early fifth century and have since been greatly altered by Japanese fashion trends. The strict customs surrounding kimonos has resulted in the establishment of ...

Mary's Well Nazareth. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing women getting water from a well at Nazareth in what is now known as Israel.

May Day, Albrighton, Shropshire

A May Day carnival at Albrighton, Shropshire. Pictured is a decorated donkey cart with spectators around it and a large crowd and horses in background. To the right is Albrighton Pool. Photographer: ...

Modern Egyptian Potter. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing an Egyptian Potter selling his ware on the banks of the Nile. This is one of the few coloured slides in the collection. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for ...

Musicians, Festival of Diwali, Stafford,

Festival of Diwali at The Blessed William Howard School, Rowley Avenue. Diwali is a Hindu and Sikh festival, also known as the 'Festival of Light' as it celebrates that darkness is driven away by light. The ...

Native American Dress

Native Americans considered making clothes a serious task and were all made by hand by the women in the tribe. Animal hides were most commonly used to make the clothes from the animals they hunted, ...

Opening Ceremony of the Polish Club, Stafford,

Twins Danuta and Anna Smialowska in Polish national costume for the unveiling of the Polish Club plaque, which was performed by Mr Hugh Fraser. The Polish Club, or White Eagle Club, was on the corner ...