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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 ...

Bag, 19th century

Black silk bag with drawstring fastening and painted decoration.

Bag, 19th century

Blue silk bag with drawstring fastening and silk tassels. The bag is embellished with floral ribbon work and embroidery.

Beaded purse, 19th century

Small beaded purse with floral decoration and metal clasp.

Black Evening Bag, c.1920 -1930

This small bag is made out of black crepe fabric with a circular diamante clasp. It has a short fabric handle and is a little worn from use along the top edge.

Blue and White Clasp Bag, c.1920-1970

This handbag is made out of small metal discs sewn on to a metal frame with a metal chain. The bag is made entirely out of metal and was used as evening wear, as the bag is quite small. We're not entirely ...

Chainmail purse / bag, c.1910-1935

This handbag is made up of chainmail links sewn onto a metal frame with a metal chain handle.

Child’s Handmade Bag, c.1930-1960

This bag was made by a child of Alsager's Bank Council School in 1930-1960. Their teacher was Doris Henshall.

Child’s Handmade Yellow Bag, c.1930-1960

This bag was made by a child at Alsagers Bank Council School in 1930-1960. Their teacher was Doris Henshall.

Cliff Park Lodge, Rudyard

Cliffe Park Lodge was built in about 1850 as the lodge for Cliffe Park Hall and is Grade II listed. It was used as the clubhouse for Rudyard Lake Sailing Club between 1958 and 1963. It is currently (2013) ...

Embroidered bag, 19th century

Bag with embroidered floral decoration.

Embroidered purse, 19th century

Purse with embroidered floral decoration.

Emerald Green Handbag, c.1960-1980

This emerald green handbag is made out of leather and has a clasp fastening and was bought for a wedding. It was originally bought from local shop Marsens.

Evening Bag, 1950s

This small evening bag has a clasp fastening and is made out of cotton with a floral pattern.

Fashion Accessories Department, Bratt and Dyke, Hanley

A view of the Fashion Accessories section of the ground floor at Bratt and Dyke's Department Store in Hanley. On show are scarves, stockings, belts, handbags and jewellery. Draper Oliver Dyke opened ...

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 ...

Garden fete, Abbots Bromley

The Reverend Father Longbridge concluding his address at a Garden Fete in the back garden of the Vicarage, Abbots Bromley in 1913.

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 ...