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Bridge Street, Stafford

Photograph taken from Grapes Corner, the junction of Lichfield Road, Bailey Street and Newport Road. On the right, in the distance, can be seen the clock tower of the Royal Brine Baths. The open-sided ...

Bridge Street, Stafford

Bridge Street, close to Green Bridge, looking towards the town centre. The clock tower belongs to the Royal Brine Baths, built in 1892. The open-sided tower was used by the fire brigade to dry their ...

Bridge Street, Stafford

Postcard published by Valentine & Sons Ltd., Dundee and London. Postmarked 24 February 1907.

Bridge Street, Stafford,

Photograph taken from Grapes Corner, the junction of Lichfield Road, Bailey Street and Newport Road. On the right, in the distance, can be seen the clock tower of the Royal Brine Baths. The open-sided ...

Bridge Street, Stafford, (1)

The public house on the left is the Grapes Hotel. On the right, in the distance, can be seen the clock tower of the Royal Brine Baths. The open-sided tower was used by the fire brigade to dry their ...

Brine Swim, Royal Brine Baths, Stafford,

In the 1880s a thick bed of salt was discovered on Stafford Common, during the search for a water supply for the town. This led to the opening of the Brine Baths in Greengate Street in 1892, designed ...

Catholic Procession, Stafford,

The Catholic Procession was organised by the parishes of St. Austin's and St. Patrick's. The route was from St. Patrick's Church in the north of Stafford to St. Joseph's Convent on Lichfield Road, ...

Christmas Street Lights, Stafford,

Photograph of one of the first years Stafford town centre was decorated for Christmas. The view is of Bridge Street, looking towards the Market Square, with the tower of the Royal Brine Baths on the ...

Construction of a New Pool, Brine Baths, Stafford,

Digging the foundations for a new boiler house and laundry. In the 1880s a thick bed of salt was discovered on Stafford Common, during the search for a water supply for the town. This led to the opening ...

Construction of a New Pool, Brine Baths, Stafford,

Mixing concrete. In the 1880s a thick bed of salt was discovered on Stafford Common, during the search for a water supply for the town. This led to the opening of the Brine Baths in Greengate Street ...

Construction of a New Pool, Brine Baths, Stafford,

Lining the new pool with sheets of bitumen. In the 1880s a thick bed of salt was discovered on Stafford Common, during the search for a water supply for the town. This led to the opening of the Brine ...

George VI's Coronation Decorations, Bridge Street, Stafford,

George VI's Coronation Decorations, Brine Baths, Stafford,

View taken from Green Bridge. The Brine Baths opened in 1892 on Greengate Street, after a thick bed of salt was discovered on Stafford Common during the search for a water supply for the town. Its ...

Holiday makers

This photograph shows three people enjoying the beach in their bathing costumes. During the years between the first and second world wars the holiday seasons saw hordes of people flooding into seaside ...

Lounge, Royal Brine Baths, Stafford,

The brine baths were believed to cure rheumatism, the warm brine improving circulation. Each patient was allotted a private bath and dressing room. In the 1880s a thick bed of salt was discovered ...

Modelling Beach Wear, Brine Baths, Stafford,

Modelling beach suits at the Royal Brine Baths on Greengate Street. The Brine Baths opened in 1892. Its royal title was granted after a visit by the Duchess of Teck in 1895. The baths were demolished ...

Modelling Swim Suits, Brine Baths, Stafford,

Modelling swim suits at the Royal Brine Baths on Greengate Street. Pictured top to bottom and left to right are: Top: Pip Seed Second Row: Kath Lloyd, Marie Boult Third Row: Vida Peters, Madge ...

Private Bath, Royal Brine Baths, Stafford,

The brine baths were believed to cure rheumatism, the warm brine improving circulation. Each patient was allotted a private bath and dressing room. In the 1880s a thick bed of salt was discovered ...