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Caption for Lichfield, Bird Street 1953: On the right is the Swan, the only hotel in the city in the 1920s to be RAC and AA listed. The city's other leading hotel, the George, was once the main coaching inn and is also the setting for George Farquhar's (1678-1707) 'Beaux' Stratagem'. At the beginning of the 20th century, both hotels charged the same rates: 4s a night for a room and 2s 6d for dinner.

An extract from Staffordshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Lichfield

The pub further down on the right in Bore St is, I believe, the George 4th owned as part of Lichfield Brewery, which belonged to, George Barnes family. George was born in 1838 and at one time was High Sheriff of the city, and his second wife was my great grandmother, (...Read full memory)

I remember attending the weddng of Christine and Tony Cutland. It was a fantastic affair as most of the guests were from a construction company called Turriff . I would love to see Chris and Tony again. I do know they had a daughter named Holly & I do know Christine came from Burntwood and they live in (...Read full memory)

Drifted past this page for a first time on a wet Saturday. In the right hand side of this photo is the The Dolly Posh n Dandy coffee bar. Part clothing, part coke and coffee cafe - a well known hang out, smoking and meeting place for King Edwards and Friary pupils. Anybody else remember this short lived enterprise? Do any (...Read full memory)

My father was an officer in the RAF and was based in RAF Lichfield from 1954 - 1956. My brother and I went by bus to St. Christopher's School in Alrewas. The school building was on the side of the canal and from one classroom's window you could look straight down onto the canal. I can recall that a boy called (...Read full memory)

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