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Advertisement for Marson's Grocers, High House, Stafford,

Tea wrapper from William Marson's grocery business, established in the High House in 1827. The High House was built on Greengate Street by Richard Dorrington in 1595. The timber was said to have come ...

Advertising postcard, Wolseley Bridge

This postcard advertises Martin’s Patent Cultivators and shows a horse-drawn cultivator breaking up stubble. It was produced by Martin's Cultivator Co. of Stamford, Lincolnshire, manufacturers of agricultural ...

Aethelfleda Millenary Pageant Costume, Stafford,

In 1913 a Millenary Pageant was performed in the castle fields to celebrate 1000 years of Stafford's history from its founding in 913 AD by Aethelfleda. This photograph is of Nora Ramscar Wright, ...

Agricultural Show, Stone

High Street decorated possibly for Staffordshire Agricultural Society's annual County Show, which was first held at Stone in 1844. On the left are the offices of Joule's brewery. The County Show was held ...

Alders Brook, near Rocester

Cart-horses drinking from a ford.

Ancient High House, Stafford

The large timber framed building is the Ancient High House on Greengate Street, built by Richard Dorrington in 1595. The timber was said to have come from Doxey Wood, near Stafford Castle. King Charles ...

Ancient High House, Stafford,

The High House was built on Greengate Street by Richard Dorrington in 1595. The timber was said to have come from Doxey Wood, near Stafford Castle. King Charles I stayed here in September 1642, whilst ...

Bagging Hay, Moat Farm, Gayton,

Farm workers helping to thresh and bag hay for cattle feed. Walter Davall was at Moat Farm at the time. The threshing equipment was hired out by George Vernon of Fradswell. They are using a Marshall's ...

Balance Street Horse Fair , Uttoxeter

View from Market Street of horses along Balance Street at the annual September horse fair

Bebbington's Tea Wrapper, Stafford

Bebbington's grocers had premises on Foregate Street and Lichfield Road. The illustration on this Tea Wrapper depicts the Foregate Street shop.

Ben Shaw, Uttoxeter

Ben Shaw was King of the Uttoxeter Carnival in the 1920s. Ben is seen here with one of his horses, waving his handkerchief so the horse would prick its ears forward for the photograph. Ben Shaws brother ...

Bent's Brewery, Stone,

Bent's Brewery was established in Newcastle-under-Lyme in the 1790s by William Bent. The business remained in Newcastle until 1936, when manufacture transferred to Liverpool. The company expanded ...

Bill Hart and his Sheep Dog 'Rags', Eccleshall,

Bird in Hand Inn and Brewery, Hilderstone,

The Bird and Hand Inn had its own malthouse and brewery. It was one of the last public houses in the county to brew its own beer. The Shelley family owned the Inn from 1819 until 1954. At the time of ...

Blacksmith at Work, Eccleshall,

Possibly Fletcher's Smithy. The Fletcher family also had smithies at Walton-on-the-Hill and Hyde Lea. Their descendants now run Fletcher's Garden Centre in Eccleshall.

Blacksmith at work, Mayfield

Mr Charles Woodward, Blacksmith at Mayfield near Ashbourne, filing a horse's hoof outside his smithy at 22 Wallash, Mayfield. The smithy belonged to the Woodward family from 1805 and worked until Charles ...

Blacksmith, Stafford area?

A blacksmith shoeing a horse. We do not know where this photograph was taken, but this glass plate was probably taken by Weiss & Fowke of Stafford, so it is likely to have been taken in the Stafford ...

Blacksmith, Stone,

Mr Salmon, blacksmith at Stonefield Forge.