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China Warehouse

Postcard with a scene from a china warehouse. Photographed by William Blake. On the reverse of the post card it is stated that the image was taken in 1875. However, this date is far too early. Blake ...

Christmas Greetings Card. Longton Park. Photography and Design by William Blake.

Christmas Greetings Card with a view of Longton Park, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Blake produced many greetings cards, which were sold in his shop at Stafford Street, Longton. The street was renamed ...

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.

Portrait 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 small ...

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 ...

Clock Tower and Building, Longton Park. Photographed by William Blake.

View of the Clock Tower and park building at Longton Park, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The park's official name is Queen's Park and it was officially opened on July 25th 1888 by George ...

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 1912. "Coal Getting." Photographed by William Blake.

Photograph of people picking surface coal from a steep quarry edge during the strike of 1912.

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. "Digging Coal out of Old Pit Mounds". Photographed by William Blake.

"Digging Coal out of Old Pit Mounds". People forage for coal during the strike during March 1912.

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. Photographed by William Blake.

Photograph taken during the national coal strike of 1912. The strikers and their supporters are marching through The Strand, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. It was known as Stafford Street ...

Cobden Street, Dresden. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Cobden Street, Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The church building on the right was the Methodist New Connexion Chapel. The Elim Chapel on the corner of Cobden Street ...

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 ...