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Cannock St. Luke's Football Team

Cannock St. Luke's Bible Class football team for the season 1911-1912. The etched glass window in the background indicates that the team met at a public house. Note the trainer at the far right, holding ...

Child’s Blue Straw Hat, 1940s

This hat was worn by Miss Marson from Hanchurch when she was a little girl in the 1940s. The hat is made out of straw woven together and dyed blue. It has a blue ribbon going around the base of the ...

Chilton family, Sandon

Joseph Joseph and Lillian Alice Chilton with son Reginald Joseph Chilton in about 1917. Joseph was working on the Sandon Estate at the time he signed up to serve with the Royal Field Artillery during ...

Fingerless Mittens, c.1840-1850

Mittens were a popular lightweight alternative to gloves for women. It meant that their fingers were free for embroidery and other domestic tasks. These mittens are made from knitted silk and are ...

Florence Wood, Lotus Ltd, Stone

Mrs Florence Wood was cheief examiner at the Lotus Ltd shoe factory, Stone. She began her working life with Mason and Marson in Stafford, and the joined Peach's after the First World War. She retired ...

Glove stretcher

Bone 'scissor' type glove stretchers. They were used to open the fingers of tight fitting kid leather gloves, a popular fashion accessory for women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From the ...

HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother visits Stafford

The Queen Mother is pictured in the Market Square, Stafford watching the Royal Guard of Honour which was mounted by RAF Stafford outside the Guildhall. The Guard was honoured to parade the Queen’s Colour ...

Jessie Gains, Uttoxeter

Jessie Gains (1890-1964) was the daughter of Charles and Mary Ann Bond, who lived on Carter Street, Uttoxeter. She married William Gains in 1910.

Knitted Mittens, WW2

These woollen mittens have been knitted out of khaki coloured wool and were hand knitted probably for a soldier during World War 2..

Ladies 3/4 length Gloves, c.1950-1970

These are fairly plain white nylon gloves except for the small broderie anglaise motifs applied to the top part. In the 1950s and 1960s many women still wore gloves when in public, but in the late ...

Ladies Kid Leather Gloves, c.1850-1900

Leather gloves have been used for centuries but they were initially for protection for labourers. When the upper class started to wear leather gloves they were made out of fine leathers such as deerskin ...

Ladies Short Gloves, c.1940

Short gloves were worn generally in the day or with long sleeves and were popular throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century. These gloves appear to have been handmade, crocheted out of wool.

Ladies Short Lace Gloves, c.1950s

Short gloves were worn during the day or with long sleeves and were worn throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We believe that these gloves date from around the 1950s. They are made ...

Ladies Silver Evening Gloves, c.1960s

These long gloves would have been worn for a special occasion or as evening wear. They are made using a metallic silver thread which means they were probably made in the 1960s.

Lord and Lady Nelson, Hilcote Hall Stafford

George Horatio Nelson, 1st Lord Nelson, and Lady Florence Mabel Nelson. George Nelson a Managing Director of English Electric (1930-1956) was a British engineer, from 1933 the chairman of English Electric. ...

Lurex Gloves, 1960s/1970s

These long evening gloves are made using a lurex type fabric which was popluar in the 1960s and 1970s.

Opening of the Bass Brewery Distribution Depot, Stone

Following the closure of Joule's Brewery by Bass, the retail distribution operation was transferred to a purpose built development on Stafford Road, next to Brooms Hotel (now the Stonehouse). The photograph ...

Portrait of Christina Russell, Leek

A studio portrait of Christina Russell (nee Bell) originally from Dysart in Kircaldy Fifeshire, Scotland. Her husband was one of the partners in the Leek silk manufacturing firm of Ellis, Russell and ...

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