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Aerial view of Pendeford, Aerodrome

Pendeford airfield opened in 1938 at a cost of £80,000. It had hangars, a control tower and grass runways. The field was to be managed by the Midland Aero Club. Although it was used by private fliers ...

Alton Towers

A general view of Alton Towers and the gardens. This postcard view contains the following information “Guaranteed Real Photograph and British Manufacture” and describes the scene as a “View from the ...

Alton Towers

The picture was taken by Gerald McCann, photographer of Uttoxeter. Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. It was built between about 1810 and 1852. The 15th Earl began ...

Alton Towers

The Grand Entrace to Alton Towers. This postcard view was posted in Alton by Ruby (who was on holiday) to her Aunt in Sydenham, London. Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. ...

Alton Towers and Gardens

A general view of Alton Towers and the gardens, showing the Choragic Monument or Monument to Lysacrates in Athens (compare with the Lanthorn of Demosthenes at Shugborough), also the cascade, colonnade/loggia ...

Alton Towers and Gardens

A general view of Alton Towers and the gardens, showing the Choragic Monument or Monument to Lysacrates in Athens (compare with the Lanthorn of Demosthenes at Shugborough), also the cascade, colonnade/loggia ...

Alton Towers, the Gardens

To the right can be seen Robert Abrahams' Conservatory dating from the 1820s. Below it, in the centre of the photograph, is the Loggia. Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. ...

An Old Deer Barn, Tittensor, Stone

This postcard view is titled 'An Old Deer Barn, Tittensor, Stone'. This deer barn may have been one of several located around Trentham Deer Park or at nearby Tittensor Chase. 'Trentham Conservation Area ...

ANZAC Soldiers at Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

ANZAC was the abbreviation for the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps and was formed early in the conflict of the Great War answering the British Empire's call to arms. The Expeditionary Force originally ...

Arthur Naylor's Nurseries, Bolehall Manor, Tamworth

Arthur Naylor's greenhouses at the Amington Road nurseries. Naylor's business started in the early 1900s. The site later became part of the council estate on Manor Road.

Baker boys at Shugborough Walled Garden,

David and Colin Baker standing by a chicken coup and run in the South East Walled Garden at Shugborough. Their father Cecil George Baker was the tenant of Shugborough Walled Garden between 1932 and ...

Baker family, Shugborough Walled Garden

The Baker family in the Walled Garden at Shugborough. Cecil George Baker (left) was the Walled Garden tenant between 1932 and 1939. Next to hime is his wife Sylvia, son Colin and one of Colin's uncles. ...

Bandstand, Trentham Gardens

Barton Land Home for the Elderly, Barlaston,

Barton Land under repair; builders are replacing the roof tiles. The nineteenth century building was formerly known as Upper House and was the home of the Barton- Land family. The house was bequeathed ...

Beffcote Mill, Broad Hill, Gnosall.

A postcard view of Beffcote Mill which was in existence by the 1830s, but by 1888 was used as a dwelling. The building then lay derelict for sixty years until its conversion into a modern house in ...

Biddulph Grange Gardens. Photographed by William Blake.

Stereoscope slide with a view of the ornamental gardens and Chinese Temple at Biddulph Grange, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Biddulph Grange Gardens. Photographed by William Blake.

Stereoscope slide with a view of the ornamental gardens and Chinese Temple at Biddulph Grange, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Bird’s nest in a letter box, Uttoxeter

A postcard view of a blue tit's nest with several eggs in a letter box by the Union Workhouse in Uttoxeter. The caption reads "Tom tit's nest in letter box. Uttoxeter Union House. Slit 3/4 in. wide." ...