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A 'Sister Dora' Nurse's Cap

This cap was made by the company 'Sister Dora' which would have taken its name from the well loved Anglican nun and nurse Sister Dora from Walsall (1832-1878). This type of small white cap was worn ...

Ada Vernon and Helen Garle, Coton, Milwich,

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 ...

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, dressed ...

Alderman John Marson, Stafford,

Alderman John Marson was Mayor of Stafford in 1848. John Marson also established Marson's grocery shop in the Ancient High House on Greengate Street in 1826. His son, William Albert, eventually ...

Annie Hart, Rugeley

Annie was born in Burton on Trent and then moved to Garden Street, Stafford and later moved to Rugeley. Annie worked for several years at the Co-operative Store in Rugeley. In this photograph she ...

Antoine Albena Mountsoy, Armitage

Studio portrait of Antoine Albena Mountsoy, wearing a straw hat and holding a walking stick and bag. Antoine was born in Bordeaux in 1787, and he died in Armitage in 1896 aged 109. This image is taken ...

Armistice Sunday Parade, Eccleshall

The parade passing through the lychgate at Holy trinity church, Eccleshall on Armistice Sunday. In the background is the war memorial.

Baby’s Bonnet, late Victorian / early 20th century

This bonnet is handmade with a hand sewn ‘M’ on the side, possibly the baby's initial. The bonnet is simple with no decoration or detail meaning it was probably an everyday bonnet. Bonnet’s were ...

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 ...

Baby's Bonnet

This bonnet was possibly handmade and used for Christenings or formal occasions. It has broderie anglaise along the neck and the long ribbon ties were used for extra decoration, as they would have been ...

Barlow family, Highcroft, Rough Close

Mrs Fanny Barlow (seated, centre) with four of her children. This is one of a set of photographs of the Barlow family of Highcroft, Windmill Hill, Rough Close. The Barlows were pottery manufacturers ...

Barlow family, Highcroft, Rough Close

Charles Barlow, pottery manufacturer, with three other men, pictured at the family home at Highcroft, Windmill Hill, Rough Close. Seated left is probably Thomas barlow, his eldest son. This is one ...

BBC Midlands Today visits RAF Mountain Rescue Team at RAF Stafford

The BBC Midlands Today Team with presenter Kay Alexander (Kay is in the centre of the photograph, under the Mountain Rescue sign) are pictured with the RAF Mountain Rescue Team at their base at RAF Stafford. ...

Beekeeper's hat, 1930s

Cotton beekeeper's hat with printed floral and bird design manufactured by 'Fairylite'. A net would have been attached to the brim of the hat to protect the face.

Bible Study Class, Stafford,

Group photograph from a bible study class outing.

Bicorn Hat, Victorian

The bicorn developed from the tricorn hat and is mostly associated with Napoléon Bonaparte, although most military generals and officers in Europe and America wore it throughout the nineteenth and ...

Black Bowler Hat

The bowler hat was originally made in 1848 and was considered sturdier than the top hat, (as it could easily be knocked off and damaged). The first bowler hat was originally made by brothers Thomas ...