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East Vale, Longton

Looking west towards the East Vale area of Longton. The railway line is the Stoke to Derby branch. St John's Church in Longton is close to the railway in the distance. The line of coal wagons are on ...

Eastwood Road bridge and Johnson's Pottery, Caldon Canal, Hanley

This is a view north from the Albion Bridge over the Caldon Canal on Eastwood Road, Hanley. To the left is the Johnson Brothers Hanley Works. Just out of the photograph to the right is another Johnson ...

Erecting a railway bridge, Stoke-on-Trent

This picture was taken during the erection of a railway bridge in the north of Stoke-on-Trent on the 21st April 1929. As you can see a crowd of people gathered to watch the construction. Despite our ...

Essex Bridge. Photographed by William Blake.

View of the Essex Bridge spanning the River Trent at Great Haywood, Staffordshire. The bridge was originally called Shugborough Bridge.

Essex Bridge. Photographed by William Blake.

View of the Essex Bridge spanning the River Trent at Great Haywood, Staffordshire. The bridge was originally called Shugborough Bridge.

Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent

Two motorcars pass each other under Glebe Street bridge as a goods wagon belonging to the London Midland and Scottish Railway passes over them. The high wall on the right belonged to Stoke railway station’s ...

Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent

Traffic heads under the railway bridge at the corner of Glebe Street and Station Road. Behind the photographer is the Trent & Mersey canal, and beyond that is where the (redundant) tramlines terminate. ...

Greetings Card. Photography and Design by William Blake.

Greetings card with a flower and a view of Wetton Bridge, Staffordshire. Blake produced many greetings cards, which were sold in his shop at Stafford Street, Longton. The street was renamed The Strand ...

Lift bridge on Caldon Canal near Long Butts Farm, Stoke-on-Trent

The lift bridge (bridge number 23) on the Caldon Canal close to Long Butts Farm on Ball Lane, Stockton Brook, Stoke-on-Trent. Sometimes called a drawbridge, this lift bridge is hand operated using a windlass ...

Longton Railway Bridge

Photograph taken looking from King Street towards Times Square.

Longton Railway Station and Bridge

This photograph was taken from Times Square, looking towards Longton railway Station and the bridge over King Street. The station was built on an embankment with a cantilever bridge carrying the line ...

Loop line bridge over Hot Lane, Burslem

The bridge carried the Potteries Loop Line over Hot Lane. Burslem station was the next stop to the left and Cobridge station was down the line to the right. Visible in the background is the top of Sneyd ...

Milton Station, Stoke-on-Trent

The view north long the railway from the single platform of Milton Station towards the bridge carrying Leek New Road (A53) over the line. This is the old North Staffordshire Railway branch line from Stoke ...

Mineral railway and Hall Hill Drive bridge, Adderley Green, Stoke-on-Trent

The railway line connected Bucknall and Adderley Green, with Mossfield Colliery just round the bend to the right. The bridge, now Hall Hill Drive, carried a branch mineral line from the disused Central ...

Minton Hollins Tile Manufactory, Stoke-on-Trent

The Minton Hollins Tile Manufactory occupies most of the north side of Shelton Old Road, Stoke-on-Trent. The factory covered over 7 acres (nearly 30,000 sq metres). This factory was built in 1869, replacing ...

Monsal Dale Railway Viaduct. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape overlooking the River Wye and the Monsal Dale Viaduct, Nr. Bakewell, Derbyshire. The viaduct was built in the 1860s and carried passengers on the Midland Railway until 1968. This area ...

Newchapel & Goldenhill Station, Stoke-on-Trent

Newchapel & Goldenhill station was on the Potteries Loop Line between the two settlements of Newchapel (to the north)and Goldenhill (to the south). The station was opened in 1874 and originally known ...

Newfield branch line in Tunstall

Looking north along the Newfield mineral line branch from the bridge over Furlong Road and the line curves away to the right to end at Newfield Wharf. The houses on the right are on Greenfield Road. Clanway ...