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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 ...

Advertising Cart on Liverpool Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Cattle pulling 'Atora' beef-suet cart as an advertising gimmick.

Aerial View of Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A very different landscape to that of the present. Note the fork in the road to the right of the image - that is the junction between Northwood Lane and Clayton Road, the site of a roundabout today connecting ...

ARP Warden Helmet, World War II

During World War II Air Raid Precaution warden’s had the job to protect civilians from the dangers of air-raids. During blackouts they were responsible for ensuring no light was visible. They had ...

Barrack's Yard, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Sir A.S. Haslam, Mayor and M.P., welcoming Newcastle Boer War veterans home.

Barracks, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Italian styled Militia Barracks were built in 1855 from red brick. The Barracks were the headquarters of the 3rd King's Own Staffordshire Rifle Regiment, which assembled annually at Newcastle for ...

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 ...

Bomb damage, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Chesterton Salvation Army pictured amongst ruined buildings after a bombing raid on Chesterton during World War Two.

Bomb damage, Taylor Avenue, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph shows the damage caused to houses in Taylor Avenue, May Bank by a bomb during the second World War. Newcastle was very lucky during the war and only suffered rare bomb damage, though as ...

Burgess family, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Private Stan Burgess showing off his new uniform, with his young brothers, Graham, Frank and Alan. This view was taken from Highfield Avenue, May Bank, and shows the awful air pollution that existed around ...

Cannon in Stubbs Walk, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Children are here seen playing on the historic Crimean War cannon which was presented to the Borough of Newcastle by Samuel Christy MP. The cannon was moved from its pictured location opposite the Orme ...

Church parade down the High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Photograph of the Church Parade involving Mayor J. Kelly, Captain Moore of the Royal Navy and Colonel Stack US Army during World War 2.

Civil Defence Group, World War II, Kidsgrove

A group photograph of the Civil Defence Group including Air Raid Wardens, nurses and First Aiders (FAP).

Clayton Hall, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Clayton Hall originally belonged to the Lovatt family, who were local landowners. The Hall was used as a family home for nearly one hundred years until 1939, when it was taken over during the Second ...

Clayton Hall, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Remnants of the World War II Fleet Air Arm quarters in the grounds of Clayton Hall. During World War II Clayton Hall became HMS Daedalus, a land based Royal Naval Artificer Training Establishement. Many ...

Clayton Hall, Newcastle-under-Lyme

View of World War II Fleet Air Arm barrack blocks. During World War II Clayton Hall became HMS Daedalus, a land based Royal Naval Artificer Training Establishement. Many buildings were built within ...

Collecting for Hospital Saturday during World War 1, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This horse-drawn float carries a group of girls all dressed as 'Allied' countries. They are beleived to be collecting for Hospital Saturday.

Colonel Ralph Sneyd, Keele Hall, Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Colonel Ralph Sneyd inherited Keele Hall from his father Walter. Although he spent very little time there, especially in his later life when he went to live in the south of England. He served as a ...