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Cookery Class, Sutherland Institute, Longton

A cookery class at the Sutherland Institute, Longton with the caption: "The Cheerless Air of English Cooks Under the "U" Boat Menace. April 1917." Photographer: William Blake of Longton.

Cookery Class, Sutherland Institute, Longton

A cookery class at the Sutherland Institute, Longton with the caption: "Who Cares for 1917 Weather with a Kitchen like this?" The girl in the centre is Olive Eardley (later Hill), who was the daughter ...

Trades Union march, Longton

A Trades Union march past William Blake’s photography shop on Stafford Street, Longton, now The Strand. The central banner belongs to the Socialist Democratic Federation. Photographer: William Blake ...

Elizabeth and Clara Blake, Longton

William Blake’s mother, Elizabeth (left), and his aunt Clara (right), outside the Blakes’ house at Woodside Villas, Sandford Hill, Longton. The Blakes are recorded as living here in a 1907 directory. Photographer: ...

Elizabeth and Clara Blake, Southampton

William Blake’s mother, Elizabeth (left), and his aunt Clara (right). A cat is perched on Elizabeth’s shoulder. Taken during a visit to Blake’s father’s family in Southampton. Photographer: William ...

Church of the Resurrection, Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent

The Church of the Resurrection was built on land given by the Duke of Sutherland in 1853, to designs by George Gilbert Scott. It stands on Red Bank in Dresden, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. It was extended ...

St. Lukes Church, Florence, Longton

A copy of the address to Reverend V.G. Aston. St. Luke's Church stood on Cromartie Street and was a mission of the Church of the Resurrection, Dresden, and was built in 1884.

Font, Church of the Resurrection, Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent

A font designed by George Gilbert Scott for the Church of the Ressurection, Dresden, built in 1863. The band of red Minton tiles below the rim has the inscription ‘I acknowledge one baptism for the remission ...

Floral Tributes To Aaron Edwards, Dresden, Longton

Cemetery scene with a view of the grave and floral tribute to Aaron Edwards. He was buried at the Church of the Resurrection, Dresden, Longton. Photographer: William Blake of Longton.

Spring Valley, Trentham

A stereoscope view of Spring Valley at Trentham. Spring Valley, on the Trentham Estate, separates Jervis Wood from King's Wood. Photographer: William Blake of Longton

Wade Whimsies Squirrels

Wade Ceramics Ltd began making small porcelain 'Whimsies' figures in 1954. Wade Ceramics Ltd began making small porcelain 'Whimsies' figures in 1954. These later examples of Wade’s ‘Squirrels’, manufactured ...

Leigh Rectory, Church Leigh

The Old Rectory is a Grade II listed building. It was built in the mid 18th century and remodelled in the mid 19th century. Photographer: William Blake of Longton.

St. John the Baptist Church, Wetley Rocks

A view of the interior the nave and chancel of St. John the Baptist Church, a Grade II listed building built in 1834 to designs by James Trubshaw. In 1862 the village became a separate ecclesiastical ...

Wade Whimsies Crocodile

Wade Ceramics Ltd began making small porcelain 'Whimsies' figures in 1954. This is a later example of Wade’s ‘Crocodile’, manufactured as part of a series of 32 miniature animals commissioned for Brooke ...

Heywood Grange, Dilhorne

Heywood Grange, off Tickhill Lane, Dilhorne. A Grade II listed stone-built house dating from 1672 with 20th century additions. Photographed by William Blake of Longton.

Entrance porch, Heywood Grange, near Dilhorne

View of the porch and doorway of Heywood Grange, off Tickhill Lane, near Dilhorne. A Grade II listed stone-built house dating from 1672 with 20th century additions. Photographed by William Blake of ...

Heywood Grange, Dilhorne

Heywood Grange, off Tickhill Lane, Dilhorne. A Grade II listed stone-built house dating from 1672 with 20th century additions. Photographed by William Blake of Longton.

John Thomas Arlidge

Portrait of John Thomas Arlidge (1822-1899). Born Chatham, Kent, he became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1848. In 1862 he accepted a post as physician to the North Staffordshire Infirmary ...