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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)

First of many visits to Lichfield which led to my affection with this city, that my fther had spent time in during his RAF days at Lichfield Drome in 1942. Many friends and contacts were made here. A lovely place! There are many changes now in 2006. John Yarnall, Rugeley.

I also remember a foggy Beacon Park, probably 1954. I used to live in the Close, my father being a minor canon, and went to a nursery school (Mrs Allen's) on the other side of the park. I think that one of my parents would bring me to the park gates near the Close and then I would walk across the park to school on (...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)

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