A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Staffordshire Photographic Memories

Staffordshire Photographic Memories

The photo 'Lichfield, Dr Johnson's Statue c1950' appears in this book.

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Dr Johnson's statue in the Market Square was erected in 1838, and has bas-reliefs relating to scenes from his life on the pedestal. He was born in Breadmarket Street, where his father ran a bookshop. Every year on the Saturday nearest Johnson's birthday, there is an official gathering around his statue, followed by a supper in the Guildhall.

An extract from Staffordshire Photographic Memories.

Other Memories from 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, Emma Elizabeth Spencer, Foden Barnes. I am trying to find George Barnes relatives in the hope ...see more

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 Lichfield now. Chris and I used to drive down to a place called Wing near Leighton Buzzard every ...see more

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 Percy (I think) from another school in the village broke both his legs when got off the bus and ...see more

I was brought up in Lichfield and attended St. Michaels Primary School and left to attend Kings Hill Secondary School when it opened in September of what must have been 1957 if my maths are correct. I lived near to Stowe Pool and remember the hours we children spent catching tadpoles there. After leaving school I worked for Sharrott Barnes and Co. Solicitors in St. Johns Street before commencing my nurses training ...see more

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