History & People
Recreations Grounds
Until I came across a couple of old postcard today I did know that Lichfield once had a bandstand hiding in the recreation grounds, it did take a moment to realise it was referring to Beacon Park.
HMS Powerful
Carved by Robert Bridgeman the statue depicts a sailor from the Boer war 1899- 1902.   The sailor was meant to be part of a monument to commemorate the war in York but was considered too warlike and was given to the city by...
Probate Court
Built between 1856-58 the former probate court and at one time museum is a Grade II listed building turned into office space. 
Shopping Precinct
Things have moved on a little in twenty five years but if you look closely you can see  a lot of the old 1960’s shopping precinct still remains today
Enots Demolition
Once a major employer in the area work began to clear the site in October 2016 to make way for a new Lidi and a drive through Costa Coffee.  
Post Office
The main Lichfield Post Office as it stood in 1996. After demolition Lichfield was left without a city centre post office until the rebuild was complete. A post office then opened next to Clintons cards.  The loading area of the...
Monument to James Boswell
Boswell is represented with his sword by his side, notebook under his arm, and walking stick held behind his back.The face of Boswell is taken from a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds, and his figure and costume from Langton’s sketch of...
Samuel Johnson (18 Sept 1709 - 13 Dec 1784)
Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, Johnson attended Pembroke College, Oxford for just over a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher, he moved to London, where he began to write for The...
James Boswell (29 Oct 1740 - 19 May 1795)
James Boswell was a Scottish biographer and diarist, born in Edinburgh. He is best known for the biography he wrote of one of his contemporaries, the English literary figure Samuel Johnson, which the modern Johnsonian critic Harold Bloom...