Alton, Staffordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Alton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Photo Books on Alton

Browse 23 photo books on Alton and the surrounding area.

Alton 2003

A quite recent memory but I visited in 2003 thanks to the kindness of my relative Josephine Dixon [dec.]. We are both related to the Byatt and Collis families from Alton. It was great to see where our family lived and worked, including the White Hart Inn [owned by George Collis and Susannah Clewley mid 1800s] and a ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by David Cassells

Alton In 1960's

I was born in Alton in 1945 went to St Johns Catholic School from 1950-61 and was taught by the nuns - I remember Sister Marie Theresa and Sister Peter. My dad's name was Fred and mum was Beattie. We use to shop at Byatts, bottom of high street and Co-op opposite, where my cousin Mary Watts worked. Just up from ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by Frank Bowers

Mrs. Worthington

Mrs Worthington ran the shop and cafe. She sold some interesting bits and pieces besides sweets and ice cream. In the background is the pub run by the Parringtons. We often walked from home down to the cafe and treated ourselves to an ice cream in the summer. There were lots of walks around the area and so the cafe was popular with visitors.

A memory of Alton by Elizabeth Green