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Blast furnace demolition at Shelton Bar steelworks

This picture shows the blast furnaces at Shelton Bar Steelworks in Stoke-on-Trent being demolished. Steel production at Shelton Bar ended in 1978 but the processing of existing steel continued in the ...

Blue Ribband Cup. Circa 1930

Three unknown gentlemen gather around the coveted Blue Ribband cup. This prize was much sought after by ocean liner captains and shipping companies. It was awarded for the fastest commercial sea crossing ...

Blurton War Memorial. Photographed by William Blake.

View of the war memorial outside St. Bartholomew's Church, Church Road, Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Bourne Chapel, Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

Church exterior taken at Bourne Chapel, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Brass Rubbing. Photographed by William Blake.

Photograph of a mediaeval brass rubbing displaying various coats of arms and a man and woman from the aristocracy.

Bratt & Dykes Department Store, Hanley.

Bratt & Dykes was one of the large and fashionable department stores that became popular towards the end of Queen Victoria’s reign. Selling a range of goods these stores took over from the arcade; ...

Britannia's Address to her Fair Daughters - a radical call to women from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Love of country is not sexual; in every age, in every country, it has warmed and animated the female breast... In the early 19th century, women were among the most forward-thinking political activists ...

Broadway and Bright Street, Meir

Maypole dancing, possibly as part of the celebrations for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. This picture was taken at the junction of Broadway and Bright Street at Meir. The shop in the ...

Broomfield House, Etruria Vale. Circa 1910

This photograph was donated to The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery by Mr. William Cooper in 1996. He tells us that this is Broomfield House at Etruria Vale. At the time of the photograph it was the house ...

Brother Potters!

The early 1800s brought hard times for potters in Stoke-on-Trent. Costly wars disrupted trade abroad, while poor harvests caused hunger at home. "One word with you, afore yo gon to do any moore mischif..." Government ...

Burslem Fire Brigade

The plaque on the fire engine in this photograph tells us that this is the County Borough of Stoke-on-Trent Burslem District Fire brigade.

Burslem June 20th. 1804 - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Hand-written invoice from Enoch Wood to a group of wealthy local men who have agreed to pay for a dinner taken by the Longport Volunteer Corps. Volunteer Corps The French Revolution in 1789 signalled ...

Burslem School of Art, Queen Street, Burslem.

Opened in 1853, Burslem School of Art offered the opportunity for local talented people to study art at a high level. Art Deco pottery paintress Clarice Cliff attended evening classes here, as did many ...

Burslem Volunteer Corps - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Burslem Volunteer Corps Rules and Regulations Printed booklet outlining the rules and regulations of the Burslem Volunteer Corps. The booklet sets out a series of rules and subsequent fines for ...

Burslem Volunteer Corps - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

THAT a VOLUNTEER CORPS of INFANTRY be formed Printed public notice announcing the resolutions from a meeting that took place in the Legs of Man in Burslem on June 2Oth, 1797. A number of businessmen ...

Burslem Volunteers - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

The formation of a volunteer corps Printed notice by Enoch Wood, dated August 15th 1803, announcing a meeting at Legs of Man public house in Burslem. The purpose of the meeting, to discuss the formation ...

Burslem War Memorial, Swan Bank

The car approaching Burslem War Memorial is carrying Edward, the Prince of Wales. The police hold back crowds of people trying to catch a glimpse of the Prince.

Call for a meeting on the Reform Bill - Document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

In 1831, democracy was the new word on everybody's lips. The proposed Reform Bill was one of the hottest topics of the day - and promised to be a milestone in giving a meaningful vote to a greater ...