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Staffordshire Past TrackTuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 5:42pm
An aerial view of Burton-upon-Trent, 1960s. High Street can be seen running diagonally across the bottom half of the image. Both rail transport links and brewery sites can be clearly seen. Image courtesy of the National Brewery Centre and Elite Photography.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSunday, February 7th, 2016 at 6:37pm
The interior of the Ballroom at Trentham Gardens when it was being used as the Bankers' Clearing House during World War II. The 'Big 5' clearing banks occupied the dance floor: Barclays, Lloyds, Midland, National Provincial and Westmister. Most of the workforce were women and worked long hours in a building which was often freezing. Many thanks to Antony Rigby for this image.
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Staffordshire Past TrackFriday, February 5th, 2016 at 5:30pm
Boys selling kindling, 1910s. This photograph was possibly taken in Stafford and it's been suggested that this might be Oxford Gardens.
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Staffordshire Past TrackWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 1:16pm
Disaster struck at Tettenhall Church, Wolverhampton on 3 February 1950. Only the west tower and the porch survived a devastating fire. The church was rebuilt by Bernard Miller.
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Staffordshire Past TrackSunday, January 31st, 2016 at 3:12pm
Blacksmiths at Endon Smithy with a mound of horseshoes commissioned for the Great War. Mr. C. Perkins is standing on the right and wearing the longer apron, Mr. W. Scott is on the left. Image courtesy of the Endonian Society.
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