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Etruria Canal and Industrial Site. Photographed by William Blake.

A view of barges on the Trent & Mersey Canal at an industrial site in Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Etruria Canal and Steel Works. Photographed by William Blake.

View of the Trent & Mersey Canal and a steel manufacturing site, including a steam crane. Taken at Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Extracts from an Act of Parliament of the Sixth Year of the Reign of George the Third - Pamphlet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

When a committee of manufacturers in Stoke, Burslem and Wolstanton put their weight behind a scheme to build a new canal, they published a series of legal extracts 'so that all may know the law' and 'that ...

Factory Skyline.

Pottery factory exterior including the Trent And Mersey Canal. Taken at Price Brothers' National Teapot Factory, Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent. Taken from the Gladstone Pottery Museum Photographic ...

Factory Skyline.

Pottery factory exterior and bottle oven taken at Price Brothers' National Teapot Factory, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent. The factory was situated on the Trent and Mersey Canal, which can be seen in the ...

Great Beauty and Great Riches - A pamphlet concerning the proposed Grand Commercial Canal, from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

A frustrating meeting has taken place at the Star and White Hart Inn, Uttoxeter. Supporters of a scheme to build a new canal in Staffordshire have grown weary of attempts to discredit their project ...

Grimwades' Pottery, Liverpool Road, Stoke-on-Trent

In the centre of the photograph is Grimwade's Stoke Pottery with its chimneys and kilns. The white, two storey building to the right of the pottery is on the bank of the Trent & Mersey Canal at Shelton ...

Harecastle railway tunnel from Hollywall Lane, Tunstall

Looking westwards from Hollywall Lane towards the southern entrance of the Harecastle railway tunnels (immediately behind the first pylon). On the skyline to the right is the pillar of the Wedgwood Monument ...

Inland Navigation - Pamphlet

This pamphlet, entitled Inland Navigation, outlines the contribution of the Trent and Mersey Canal to the relief of the poor in Stoke-on-Trent. Should the canal be exempt from payment? Often when ...

Jesse Shirley's Bone and Flint Mill, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent

Looking from the Lower Bedford Street bridge along the Trent & Mersey canal towards Etruscan Bone & Flint Mill. The canal bends left, to the right is a small canal basin for the mill. The mill was built ...

Junction of the Caldon and Trent & Mersey Canals at Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent

The photograph shows the junction of the Trent & Mersey Canal (to the right) with the Caldon Canal (left) at Etruria. On the right is the summit lock (lock 40) of the Trent & Mersey Canal, which at ...

Junction of Trent and Mersey and Newcastle under Lyme Canals, Stoke upon Trent

This photograph, taken from Glebe Street bridge, shows the junction of the Newcastle under Lyme Canal (left) with the Trent and Mersey Canal. The camera is looking towards Etruria; the gas holders in ...

Meaford Lock, Nr. Stone. Photographed by William Blake.

View of a lock and a horse drawn narrow boat on the Trent & Mersey Canal. This view was taken at Meaford, Nr. Stone, Staffordshire.

Meeting to discuss a new canal from the Trent to the Mersey

A meeting to discussed a proposed new canal linking the Trent and Mersey has been rescheduled. It will now take place at midday on 1 June 1796, at the Roebuck in Newcastle-under-Lyme. This notice ...

Narrow Boat, Stoke Wharf

This large cargo carrying narrow boat finds itself foundering high and dry at Stoke Wharf. The Trent and Mersey canal passes quietly by, leaving the boat redundant. Narrow boats such as this would have ...

Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey - Handbill from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

The Trent and Mersey Canal, begun in 1766, had become big business by the end of the 18th century. Its owners were concerned about ensuring an adequate supply of water to the canal, and had applied ...

Newcastle under Lyme Canal at Copeland Street, Stoke-upon-Trent

A view along the Newcastle under Lyme Canal where it leaves the Trent & Mersey Canal in Stoke on Trent. The photograph is taken from the bridge at the junction with the Trent & Mersey: the bridge in the ...

Noarrow Boats outside Winkle and Wood Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent

Canals are now mostly used for recreation with many people owning or hiring narrow boats for touring holidays. Some people live in canal narrow boats and have permanent moorings at the canal side or in ...