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Hanley High School, Bucknall

A photograph of the south side of Hanley high School on Corneville Road in Bucknall. Originally a coeducational school in the centre of Hanley, a new boys grammar school was built Bucknall in 1952. This ...

Queen Anne China Works, Greendock Street, Longton

The Queen Anne China Works in Greendock Street in Longton. It started as the Edensor Works in the 1870s, operated by Shore & Coggins and later by Thomas Wild who introduced the Bell China name. The Queen ...

Potteries in Greendock Street, Longton

On the left is the Three Tuns Inn, originally on the other side of the street where the Royal Stafford works is, but now demolished. On the opposite side is the Edensor Works or Queen Anne China works ...

Pool House Farm, Bucknall

The farm house dates from the 18th Century. Alongside, out of shot, was a reservoir for the Ivy House Papermill in Hanley. Bert Bentley quotes John Ward's History of the Borough of Stoke on Trent saying ...

Plant's Tuscan Works, Forrister Street, Longton

The front of the Tuscan Works on Forrister Street in Longton. This photograph was taken near the corner with Anchor Road looking east. Operated by brothers Richard Hammersley & Simon Lucas Plant, the ...

Old Abbey Hulton and Bucknall stone signpost, Bucknall

This stone signpost (and at one time, horse trough) stands at the junction of Eaves Lane and Greasley Road in Bucknall. Reputed to have been erected by the Owen family who lived at the rectory in Bucknall. ...

Bottle ovens, Longton

A general view east from Commerce Street in Longton with St James' Church tower visible between the bottle ovens. The ovens are probably from four large works in Longton: Coronation earthenware works ...

Little Eaves Lane, Bucknall

Looking north east along Little Eaves Lane from close to Hob Hill cottages, just off Eaves Lane. The camera is looking towards Norton and the northern part of the city (mistily on the skyline). A coal ...

Leo Samuels Pottery Works, King Street, Longton

The Boundary or California Works was built in 1819 in King Street, Longton and occupied by Jacob Marsh. Latterly operated by Leo Samuels Ltd, manufacturers of china and earthenware teapots and fancies. ...

Bunter Pebble Beds, Hulme Bank, Longton

Bert Bentley was a mining geologist and he often noted rock outcrops in his photographs. This is a section of the Bunter Pebble Beds in the Hilton Gravel Co quarry on Hulme Banks near Longton. Bunter ...

Florence Colliery, Longton

Florence Colliery was named after the eldest daughter of the 3rd Duke of Sutherland, the mine owner. The colliery became the Florence Coal and Iron Company in 1896 and was expanded to three shafts in ...

Police sports and training ground, Finney Gardens, Bucknall

The City of Stoke on Trent Police Training and Sports ground in Finney Gardens. As well as the cricket sight screen there appear to be a couple of obstacles used to train police dogs.

Sampson Bridgwood's Anchor Pottery works, Longton

Demolition work at Sampson Bridgwood's Anchor works in the East Vale area of Longton. The photograph was taken from Goddard Street. Partial demolition shows a "oven-n-'ovel" arrangement. The oven is ...

Deaville Road in the Townsend area of Bucknall

Looking south along Deaville Road from Werrington Road towards Langford Road. Apart from a few new houses on the right, the view is much the same as it was in 1964. Deaville Road and Langford Road were ...

Commerce Street, Longton

Commerce Street in Longton in 1962. The Empire Theatre is in the centre on the corner of Chancery Lane with, on this side, the Commerce Works of Herbert Aynsley & Co. Next door to Aynsley's is John Tam's ...

Cocknage Road, Cocknage

View north along Cocknage Road with Florence Colliery on the right. The photograph was taken from the Woodpark Lane (also known as Bog Lane) crossroads looking towards Dresden. Bert Bentley noted that ...

Chelson Street potworks, Longton

These are the backs of properties on Chelson Street (was Bagnall Street until the 1950s) in Longton as seen from St James' Churchyard. The ovens and chimneys belonged to the Stanley Works operated until ...

Bridgwood Street, Longton

The view north along Wharf Street towards the Tuscan China Works on Forrister Street. Wharf Street is today Bridgwood Street and the terraced houses have been replaced with modern housing. The photograph ...