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Unidentified colliery, Longton

The colliery shown is possibly Park Hall Colliery, opened in 1860. Situated on the outskirts of Longton, the underground workings were merged with Florence Colliery in 1962. The site later became the ...

Victoria Colliery and Brindley Ford, Stoke-on-Trent

The view north from Peck Mill Lane up the Ford Green valley towards Brindley Ford. In the background is Victoria Colliery. Most of the landscape in the photograph has been created through dumping mining ...

Victoria Colliery, Black Bull, Stoke-on-Trent

Victoria Colliery, north west of Bemersley Road. Victoria Colliery (also known as Black Bull) is the most northerly pit in the North Staffs coalfield and was developed by the ironmaster Robert Heath ...

Victoria Colliery, Black Bull, Stoke-on-Trent

No 2 upcast shaft at Victoria Colliery, also known as Black Bull after the nearby village, opened in 1857 and closed in 1982. The upcast shaft acted like a chimney being used to draw spent or foul air ...

Victoria Colliery, Black Bull, Stoke-on-Trent

The headgear of number 1 and 2 shafts at Victoria Colliery (also known as Black Bull). Originally part of Robert Heath's coal and iron businesses. The colliery was closed in 1982 and the site is now a ...

View east from Abbey Lane, Abbey Hulton

This is a view south eastwards from Abbey Lane over the old Hanley and Bucknall Colliery dirt tips. The line of houses across the centre are on Abbey Road. Townsend is on the higher land in the distance....

View from Carmount Head, near Bagnall, Stoke-on-Trent

A view north west from Woodhead Road over Carmountside and the valley of the River Trent. The mound on the left is the waste tip of Sneyd Collieries and the mound to the right, the waste tip of Norton ...

View from Carmount Head, near Bagnall, Stoke-on-Trent

A view north from Woodhead Road with the waste tips of Norton Collieries to the left and Chatterley Whitfield to the right. Brown Edge is on the ridge running through the centre of the photograph.

View from Primrose Hill, Hanford

A view south east from the Primrose Hill area of Hanford. Almost in the centre is the "A frame" head gear and pit head buildings of Hem Heath colliery, now demolished. This is now part of the Trentham ...

View towards Tunstall from the top of The Sytch, Burslem

The Sytch was the hill up to Burslem from Brownhills. The photograph is looking north east with Westport Road (formerly Liverpool Road) in the foreground. What is now Federation Road would be going off ...

Wharf Street, Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Wharf Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This is possibly the best known image from the collection. Blake, in a library entry for the North Staffs Field Club, describes ...

Whitfield Colliery. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide with a view of Chatterly Whitfield Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire ...

Whitfield Road, Ball Green, Stoke-on-Trent

Looking north along Whitfield Road from near the junction with Bemersley Road. In the distance is the spoil tip belonging to Chatterley Whitfield Colliery. Just to the left of the detached house in the ...

Wolstanton Colliery from Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph was taken looking south down the Fowlea Brook valley. Ricardo Street is no more, mostly lying under Middleport Park. The two winding gear towers are clearly visible and running across ...

Women picketing at Florence Colliery, Longton.

This photograph, taken during the 1984 - 1985 miner's strike, shows an early morning picket line at Florence Colliery in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Women from mining families were very active during the ...