Opening of Hawksmoor Nature reserve, near Cheadle. Photographed by William Blake.

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Date:21st of October 1933

Description:Photograph of the crowd gathering to watch the opening of the Masefield Memorial Gateway at Hawksmoor Nature Reserve, Near Cheadle, Staffordshire.

John Richard Beech Masefield was the founder of the nature reserve.

He was President of the North Staffordshire Field Club four times during the 49 years he was a member.

The memorial plaque describes him as a "Great Naturalist with an Unrivalled Knowledge of the Flora and Fauna of his Native Country."

The photographer of the scene, William Blake, was a fellow member of the North Staffs Field Club, holding the position of club librarian for a number of years.

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Creators: Mr William Blake - Creator

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Source: The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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