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Chapel St, Forsbrook. Photographed by William Blake.

Village scene with a view of Chapel Street, Forsbrook, Staffordshire.

Chaplin Road, Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Chaplin Road, 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 ...

Chaplin Road, Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Chaplin Road, 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 ...

Chaplin Road, Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Chaplin Road, 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 ...

Charles Augustus Leach

Portrait of Charles Augustus Leach, one of William Blake's friends. It is captioned "Chas. Leach (Bentley's Copy), Xmas 1908." Charles Augustus ‘Gus’ Leach was born on 13 October 1883 in Chorley, Lancashire ...

Charles Lynam

Portrait of Charles Lynam, architect (1829-1921) and member of North Staffordshire Field Club. He was born in Colwich, educated at Christ's Hospital School, London, and in 1850 joined his father's architect's ...

Cheadle Road, Forsbrook

A view looking south-west along Cheadle Road in Forsbrook, towards Blythe Bridge. This photograph was taken from a point close to the junction with Chapel Street. Most of the buildings are (in 2014) ...

Checkley. Photographed by William Blake.

Village scene including St. Mary & All Saints Church, Church Lane, Checkley, Staffordshire. The two boys in the photo are left to right George Arthur Moore and George Philips.

Cheddleton. Photographed by William Blake.

Canal view including Cheddleton Wharf, Staffordshire. This view includes a lock, overhead warehouse and bridge situated on the Caldon Canal at Leek Road.

Child Pottery Worker. Photographed by William Blake.

A child pottery worker hand jiggering for a bowl or dishmaker who is "jollying" the ware. Jollying is the process of shaping ware inside a mould with a combination of shaping tools and centrifugal ...

China Basket Making.

Pottery factory interior showing female workers, china basket and china flower making. The women are using a combination of extrusion presses, plaster moulds and hand tools to make the ware. The ...

China Dippers. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing two pottery workers dipping china. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.” A small ...

China thrower making cups, Sutherland Works, Longton

Pottery factory interior showing a china thrower and his assistant making cups. It is a two-stage process. Firstly the thrower throws rough linings, which can be seen on the bench in front of him. He ...

China Turning, Sutherland Works, Longton.

Pottery factory interior with a view inside a turning shop. The turner is shaping the foot of a cup on a turning lathe with an attendant standing by. The attendant would hand a cup to the turner who fastened ...

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 Preparation.

Pottery factory interior with a view of a man recycling clay. If the clay has not been fired it can be used again, by grinding the dry clay into small pieces and mixing it with water. Taken from ...