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Child Pottery Worker. Photographed by William Blake.

A child pottery worker hand jiggering for a bowl or dishmaker who is "jollying" the ware. Jollying is the process of shaping ware inside a mould with a combination of shaping tools and centrifugal ...

China Dippers. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing two pottery workers dipping china. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.” A small ...

Church Lane, Hanford

The photograph shows part of a 1905 postcard of Hanford. It was taken from Stone Road and shows the junction of Church Lane to the left and Mayne Street, then called High Street, to the right. The shop ...

Clay Wedger. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide of a pottery worker known as a clay wedger at work. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.” A ...

Clay Wedger. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide of a pottery worker known as a clay wedger at work. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.” A ...

Coach Trip, Stoke-on-Trent

Coach trips were popular during the 1950's, and much quicker and more comfortable than the early charabancs. Here is a company's staff outing, probably from Royal Doulton, about to depart for Blackpool ...

Coal Strike, Mar. 1912 "Gleaning coal From Old Pit Banks." Photographed by William Blake.

A picture taken in Stoke-on-Trent during the miner's strike of March 1912. Men, women and children collect loose coal from the pit banks.

Coal Strike, March 1912. "Labour Works A Seam On Its Own Behalf." Photographed by William Blake.

Coal Strike, March 1912. "Labour Works A Seam On Its Own Behalf." Taken at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Coal Strike, March 1912. "Men Cutting Surface Coal". Photographed by William Blake.

Photograph taken during the national coal strike of 1912. The men are foraging for fuel by cutting surface coal. Taken at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Coal Strike, March 1912. "Royalty - Free Coal Getting". Photographed by William Blake.

Coal Strike, March 1912. "Royalty - Free Coal Getting". Taken at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Coal Strike, March 1912. Coal Pickers at Florence Colliery, Longton, Stoke-On-Trent. Photographed by William Blake.

View of Florence Colliery, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. People scavenge for bits of coal during the coal strike of 1912. Named after the Duke of Sutherland's daughter, the pit was opened ...

Colliery Winding House. Photographed by William Blake.

Photograph showing the interior of a colliery winding house and two pit workers. The identity of the colliery is unknown. This image appears elsewhere in the collection and was used for a presentation ...

Colliery Winding House. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing the interior of a colliery winding house and two pit workers. The identity of the colliery is unknown. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation ...

Colliery Winding House. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing the interior of a colliery winding house and two pit workers. The identity of the colliery is unknown. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation ...

Consall Steps. Photographed by William Blake.

Consall Steps at Consall, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Cookshill Corner, Caverswall. Photographed by William Blake.

View of Cookshill Corner, Caverswall, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The photograph includes a group of people standing outside the Auctioneer's Arms public house. The picture was taken looking ...

Cottage and Family. Photographed by William Blake.

Group portrait of a family outside a cottage. Unknown location and subjects.

Crate Makers Yard. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing a pottery factory yard and a crate maker at work. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.” ...