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Sunbeam S7 motorcycle. Circa 1955. Photographed by Fred Woolley

This is a photo of a mechanic called Gordon Crichlow, he worked at J & N Bassetts, motorcycles 18 Howard Place Shelton. The photo is taken at the side of the workshops in Pynest Street, a roof was put ...

Plaza Cinema, King Street, Fenton

The Plaza stood on the corner of Pak Lane and King Street. Parts of the building still stand and operate as a snooker hall. The Plaza started life in 1910 as one of George Barber's Picture Palaces, one ...

The Broadway Cinema, Meir

A view of the Broadway Cinema on Uttoxeter Road, Meir. Art-deco in style, the cinema opened in 1936. It could seat over 1000 filmgoers and was on the Broadway Roundabout on Sandon Road. The site was close ...

The Focus Cinema, Market Street, Longton

A view north west along Market Street, formerly High Street, Longton. The Focus Cinema is in the centre of the photograph and to its left the premises of Hughes and Harber, printers and publishers. The ...

Alhambra Cinema, Longton

Built in 1914 by T C Wild, a Longton pottery owner and future Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, the Alhambra picture house stood on Upper Normacot Road at the corner of Herbert Road (off to the right). Spring ...

Heron Cross Infant's School, Fenton

This school was on Claud Street, just off Grove Road in Heron Cross. The building dates from 1911/12 and was formerly a Wesleyan Methodist School. The lamp standard in the foreground still has the old ...

Duke Street, Fenton

This Photograph was taken at Heron Cross junction of Blurton Road, Grove Road, Heron Street and Duke Street. The chemist's ship (Mott and Co) was on corner of Duke Street and Blurton Road. Duke Street ...

Milton Station, Stoke-on-Trent

The view north long the railway from the single platform of Milton Station towards the bridge carrying Leek New Road (A53) over the line. This is the old North Staffordshire Railway branch line from Stoke ...

Warning about Sunday misbehaviour - from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

In the early 1800s, faith and church played a forceful role in governing the everyday life Stoke-on-Trent's people - although not everybody fell into line! Misbehaviour Parish officials known as ...

Quaker Chapel, Aquinas Street, Stoke-on-Trent

The Society of Friends (Quakers) occupied the former Congregational Chapel in Aquinas Street (previously Thomas Street) from the 1850s. This side of the chapel is the entrance to the Society of Friends ...

St Peter's School, Boothen Old Road, Stoke-on-Trent

St Peter's Secondary Boys' School opened in 1932 using the buildings of the old Central National School. The Central National School had opened in 1905 and had taken boys from St Peter's Church of England ...

St Peter's Church School, Stoke-on-Trent

The tablet over the window reads "NATIONAL SCHOOL erected and supported by VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS 1815". The school benefitted also from a £3000 endowment from J C Woodhouse, Dean of Lichfield and former ...

St Peter's Church School, Stoke-on-Trent

St Peter's Church of England Junior and Infants school stood in the south eastern corner of Stoke Minster churchyard, just off Wharf Street (now Brook Street). Opened in 1815, the school was reorganised ...

St Dominic's School, Hartshill

The building in the middle of the photograph was originally "Cliffeville" a house built by a local solicitor, John Tomlinson, in 1810. In the 1920s it was bought by the nuns of the neighbouring Dominican ...

Our Lady of the Angels and St Peter in Chains Church, Hartshill

This photograph was taken from Higson Avenue, looking across Hartshill Road. The brick built Gothic style church is attached to the neighbouring Dominican Convent and was built between the 1850s and 1890s. ...

St Dominic's Convent and Church, Hartshill

The Dominican convent date from the middle of the 19th Century. The Church, dedicated to Our Lady of the Angels and St Peter in Chains, is in the Gothic style and brick built. Built at the top of Hartshill ...

Rubian Art Pottery, Fenton

This photograph was taken looking southwards along St Matthew Street in Fenton. The kilns and workshops of the Rubian Art Pottery are on the right. All traces of the works have been removed and the land ...

Rubian Art Pottery, Fenton

Looking north along St Matthew Street with the workshops and kilns of the Rubian Art Pottery on the left. the Lane Delph works were on this site from the end of the 18th Century. Barkers & Co operated ...