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Precaution is Prevention: Or, A Friendly Warning to the Landed and Agricultural Interest; respecting the Real Designs of the Grand Trunk Canal Company in their Intended Application to Parliament - Pamphlet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

During 1808, the Trent and Mersey Canal Company was attempting to persuade the government that it should be exempt from paying the 'poor rates.' The 'poor rates' were local taxes raised by every parish ...

Price Brothers' National Teapot Factory.

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 foreground. ...

Price's Pottery Factory.

Pottery factory exterior and bottle kiln. Taken at Price's pottery factory in Longport, Stoke-on-Trent. This view includes the Trent and Mersey Canal. Taken from the Gladstone Pottery Museum ...

Proposed Commercial Canal - Declaration from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

A committee of subscribers to a scheme for a new canal are in uproar about the publication of a hand bill claiming to reflect their views. At this time, the committee were taking on a weighty opponent, ...

Proposed Grand Commercial Canal - Pamphlet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

In this statement, a group of landowners protest that they have been misrepresented in print. They believe that they have been cast as supporters of a controversial new canal scheme, simply because ...

Proposed Grand Commercial Canal - Pamphlet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

In this statement, a group of landowners protest that they have been misrepresented in print. They believe that they have been cast as supporters of a controversial new canal scheme, simply because ...

Shelton Bar Steel Works, Etruria

The Trent and Mersey Canal passing through the Steel Works at Shelton Bar. Steel production at Shelton Bar ended in 1978 but the processing of existing steel continued in the rolling mills until the ...

Shropshire Union Railway and Canal Company wharf Buildings, Burslem Branch Canal

This plan shows the wharf building owned by the Shropshire Union Railway and Canal Company. The building sat on the Burslem branch of the Trent and Mersey canal which has since been filled in, although ...

Sideway from Rookery Lane, Stoke-on-Trent

This was the view eastwards from Rookery Lane towards the Staffordshire Collieries and Iron works in Sideway. Alongside are the spoil tips of the coal and iron works. This is now the site of the Bet 365 ...

Stoke Bottom Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal, Shelton, Stoke upon Trent

This photograph shows the view north along the Trent & Mersey Canal from Stoke Bottom Lock (Lock 36) towards Etruria with its gas holder. Lock 36 is close to Stoke Road bridge over the A500 (Queensway) ...

Stoke Wharf. Circa 1966. Photographed by Alan Self

The old wharf buildings on the Trent and Mersey canal await demolition in the mid 1960’s. The land was earmarked for the A500 D-road to cut a swathe through the centre of Stoke. Many buildings ...

Summit Lock bridge on Trent & Mersey Canal, Etruria, Stoke-on-trent

This photograph shows the removal or renovation of the bridge over the Trent & Mersey Canal at the Summit Lock (also known as Stoke Top Lock) at the junction with the Caldon Canal. Immediately behind ...

The Intended Commercial Canal - Minutes of a meeting at the White Hart and Star Inn, Uttoxeter. From the Enoch Wood scrapbook

An ambitious new project has begun in Staffordshire - outlined at a meeting at the White Hart and Star Inn, Uttoxeter. A transport revolution A proposed new canal promises to transform the transport ...

The Proposed Commercial Canal - Minutes of a Meeting

The management of a proposed new Commercial Canal has held a meeting at the Swan Inn, Hanley, to discuss the findings of Mr. Whitworth, who has been surveying the route planned for the new canal. The ...

The Proposed Commercial Canal - Minutes of a meeting at the Swan Inn, Hanley

The management of the proposed new Commercial Canal has held a meeting at the Swan Inn, Hanley, to discuss the findings of Mr. Whitworth, who has been surveying the route planned for the new canal. The ...

The Proposed Commercial Canal - Pamphlet

The management of a proposed new Commercial Canal has held a meeting at the Swan Inn, Hanley, to discuss the findings of Mr. Whitworth, who has been surveying the route planned for the new canal. The ...

The southern entrances to Harecastle Canal Tunnels, Tunstall

The Trent & Mersey Canal passes through the higher ground between Tunstall and Kidsgrove using the Harecastle Tunnel. The photograph shows the two tunnels bored to take the canal. On then left is the ...

The Trent & Mersey Canal from north of Westport Lake, Stoke-on-Trent

Looking north along the Trent & Mersey Canal from the footbridge just north of Westport Lake. The building and chimney in the centre is the old blowing engine house at Ravensdale. Opened in 1777, ...