Coal getting at Longton

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Description:Photograph taken during the Coal Strike of 1926.

This photograph was probably taken from the East Vale /Meir Hay area of Longton. It’s the location of the much earlier Meir Hay Colliery. There were shallow coal workings and deposits that were still present at the time of the coal strike which caused great hardship to the Longton townsfolk.

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Source: Lovatt Collection, Stoke on Trent City Archives

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