Newcastle-under-Lyme in old picture postcards volume 1

Newcastle-under-Lyme in old picture postcards volume 1

Auteur
:   Paul Bemrose
Gemeente
:  
Provincie
:   Staffordshire
Land
:   United Kingdom
ISBN13
:   978-90-288-2455-3
Pagina's
:   128
Prijs
:   EUR 16.95 Incl BTW *

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89. Similar in date to the previous card, this scene in the rear yard of the post office shows that mechanisation was being introduced to speed up the delivery service. The acute shortage of labour which was now being sacrificed on the various war fronts, forced the authorities to capitalise on what remained of their workers.

90. Eastern part of the Ironmarket in the thirties. The fine boulevard and recently re-vamped Queen's Gardens create a splendid vista for shoppers entering the Ironmarket from either end. On the left of the photo can be seen the recently completed Silverdale Co-operative Society Emporium.

91. Public occasions, as with royal visits, tend to catch spectators with their guard down. Informal pictures such as these aften convey the 'feel' of the occasion and indeed period far more successfully than many set pieces. When this group was taken, the 'Boer War' as it was known had been over for more than eight years and drawn to a politically unsatisfactory conclusion. Nevertheless, the town fathers in 1910 decided to honour the South African volunteers by giving them the freedom of the borough. The mayor is accornpanied yet again on his right by His Imperial Highness Grand Duke Michael of Russia looking even more like a fugitive from Siberia than ever. Pomp and formality was at this time still very much the order of the day so it should come as no surprise to discover a top-hatted and morning coated reporter assiduously taking notes in the foreground.

92. One of W. Parton's sp1endid1y detailed pictorial records showing a mayor making procession in the Ironmarket ab out 1909. The shop front details are worthy of close scrutiny since it is only they in most instances that have changed since this procession walked the Ironmarket.

93. Yet another formidable array of CIVIC dignitaries and chapel leaders positioned somewhat incongruously outside the Newcast1e cinema. The occasion is celebrating the Ashfield Wesleyan Mission about 1911.

94. Happily not all groups were formalor serious. This unique sepia print is of the borough's first minstrel troupe consisting totally oflocal 'stars'. (1897.)

95. An ageing and a very fragile General Bramwell Booth, fighter for the 'Submerged tenth' of society visite Newcastle shortly before his death. Vast crowds tumed out to greet the founder of the Salvation Army, Here he is seen at a rally in Nelson Place.

96. 'Hospital Saturday' was always a popular event in town and a great deal of hard work went into setting up stalls and floats. Designed originally to raise funds for the local Union hospitals, their scope widened as a consequence of the war to include collecting money to supply medical goods and comforts for the allies. Hospital Saturday Stall outside the Guildhall in 1908.

97. Members of a World War I Hospital Saturday float team appear to be representing one or two of the Allied Nations although who, is not quite clear.

98. Religious processions through town have never been particularly common. Apart from the regular annual Manor Making Sunday procession and service, they have rarely been recorded. This uncommon photo shows the Corpus Christi procession moving through Red Lion Square about 1925. This plate also shows the old Globe Hotel and Skerrat's the jewellers to the left.

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