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Aerial photograph. Trent Vale housing scheme. Circa 1935

During the inter war years the City Council, along with many other councils in the country, embarked upon a massive house building programme. Not only was this to encourage people to move to the area ...

Albert Terrace, Wolstanton. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Albert Terrace, Wolstanton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The scene includes a child holding a basket. A horse and cart can be seen in the background.

Albert Terrace, Wolstanton. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Albert Terrace, Wolstanton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Albion Street and Normacot Road, Longton

Albion Street was renamed Morpeth Street in the 1950s.

Albion Street, Longton

Derilict property on Albion Street, Longton. Photograph taken from Normacot Road.

Albion Street, Longton

Looking South towards Normacot Road. The houses are being demolished. Albion Street was renamed Morpeth Street in the 1950s.

Albion Street, Longton

Albion Street under demolition. Photograph taken looking towards St. James's Schools.

Alfred Street, Fenton

Looking along Alfred Street from the eastern end close to where it meets Morville Close. At the far end is the Queen Victoria public house on Victoria Road. Morville Close used to be Dimmock Street, ...

Alhambra Picture House, Normacot

The Alhambra picture house stood on Upper Normacot Road. It was built in 1914 by T. C. Wild, a Longton pottery owner, later Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent. The cinema closed in 1977, and stood derelict ...

Alistair Road, Oakhill, Stoke-on-Trent

A view west along Alistair Road from its junction with Kensington Road. The area was open land in 1900. By 1924 the terraced houses on the right had been built and the other side was filled in by 1937 ...

Anchor Road, Adderley Green. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene with a view of Anchor road, Adderley Green, Nr. Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The left hand turning is Gladstone Street, which is now called Bambury Street. The Railway Hotel ...

Anchor Road, Longton

The camera is looking southwards along Anchor Road towards the bridge that carries the Stoke to Derby railway line over Anchor Road. The camera was on the corner of Anchor Terrace by the corner shop, ...

Anchor Terrace, Longton

Annscroft Cottage, Hilderstone. Photographed by William Blake.

Village scene with a view of Annscroft Cottage, Hilderstone, Nr. Stone, Staffordshire.

Aquinas Street, Stoke upon Trent

View from near the top of Aquinas Street down towards Epworth Street and the centre of Stoke. Aquinas Street was originally called Thomas Street. Behind the wall beyond the houses on the left was the ...

Argyll Road, Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Argyll 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 ...

Arnold Bennett's House and Museum, Cobridge, Stoke-upon-Trent

The house at 205 Waterloo Road, Cobridge that was once the home of Potteries writer Arnold Bennett and later, for a short time, the Arnold Bennett Museum. Arnold Bennett's father, Enoch, who was a solicitor, ...

Ashendene Grove, Hanford

Looking north west along Ashendene Grove from its junction with Bankhouse Road. The valley of the River Trent and the route of the A500 lie hidden between Ashendene Grove and the higher ground of Northwood ...