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Donkeys, Blackpool. Photographed by William Blake.

Group portrait of holiday makers taking a donkey ride on Blackpool Beach, Lancashire. The base of Blackpool Tower can be seen in the background.

Draycott. Photographed by William Blake.

Village scene including a lady and two young cyclists. Taken at Draycott, Staffordshire.

Dress and jacket

Black and white tweed wollen cloth. Dress is in a plain sheath style with short sleeves and a round neckline. Grey acetate lining, very short box jacket with three-quarter length sleeves and large collar ...

Elizabeth Mary Blake, Southampton

Portrait of a young lady in a garden setting. This is possibly Elizabeth Mary Blake, sister of Longton photographer William Blake. Probably photographed in Southampton where her grandparents and aunts ...

Erskine St., Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Erskine Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This is one of many street scenes in the Blake Collection. Most of them were taken in the Normacot and Dresden areas near ...

Evening skirt and bodice

Bright pink and crimson taffeta evening dress, straight style, worn with a crimson satin cummerbund. The material was purchased from Jacqmar. Lady Bagot recalls that it was one of the many occasions when ...

Fairy Glen, Darlaston, near Stone

Landscape taken at Fairy Glen including a country lane, a woman and a girl. The women in the picture are named Dot and Jeannie. Jeannie is Jane Leach (nee Merriman) who died 2 September 1940. It appears ...

Fairy Glen, Darlaston, near Stone

Outdoor portrait of a woman in formal dress sitting on a stile and holding flowers. The location is referred to as Fairy Glen and the woman's name is Jeannie. It appears to be one of a group of images ...

Florence Colliery. "Working Own Seam". Photographed by William Blake.

People picking their own coal from a surface seam during the coal strike of 1912. Taken at Florence Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Named after the Duke of Sutherland's daughter, the pit was ...

Footbridge, Dovedale

Footbridge at Ilam Rock in Dovedale, looking downstream from the Staffordshire bank. Photographed by William Blake of Longton.

Forsbrook Village. Photographed by William Blake.

Village scene taken at Forsbrook, Staffordshire.

Forsbrook. Photographed by William Blake.

Village scene taken at Forsbrook, Staffordshire.

Full skirted dress

Full skirted dress of navy silk chiffon over white jap silk. Large white voile collar and lapels, bracelet length sleeves, wide cummerbund at waistline. Lady Bagot had several dresses made in this style ...

Garden View. Photographed by William Blake.

Garden scene taken at Nantwich, Cheshire.

Group of people in woods

Outdoor group portrait of four people in formal dress. The identity of the lady on the left is unknown. The other three people, from right to left, are Jeannie, Gus and W.S. Leach, who all appear, and ...

Group of people in woods

Outdoor group portrait of four people in formal dress. The identity of the lady on the left is unknown. The other three people, from right to left, are Jeannie, Gus and W.S. Leach, who all appear, and ...

Group of Workers, Chapman's Pottery, Longton

Group portrait of pottery workers. Probably taken at Chapman's pottery factory, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Taken from the Gladstone Pottery Museum Photographic Collection. This photograph is part ...

Gymkhana, unknown location. Photographed by William Blake.

Gymkhana at an unknown location.