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A view north from Hartshill Park, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph was taken from the top of Vicarage Road, at the entrance to Hartshill Park and Nature Reserve. The camera is looking northwards. Inn the foreground is the Diamond Clay Works, manufacturing ...

Abandoned clay pit near Hollywall Lane, Tunstall

The camera is looking east over an abandoned clay pit near Hollywall Lane, just off Chatterley Road. The pit has been largely infilled. The two houses to the right have been demolished. Originally the ...

Accounts Document, 1698. Photographed by William Blake.

Photograph of a 17th Century document containing the accounts of a Mr. Addams in the Parish of "Stoke Upon Trent." The document is dated October 9th 1698.

Acme Marls works, Burslem

Acme Marls occupied a site on the corner of Bournes Bank and Enoch Street (now Woodbank Street) in Burslem. The company made kiln furniture (refractory supports on which pottery is stacked during firing ...

Adams pottery factory, Furlong Road, Tunstall

The photograph shows the Greengates Pottery Works of William Adams & Sons in Furlong Road. The works was at the eastern end close Tunstall High Street (just to the right). William Adams opened a factory, ...

Adderley Works, Lightwood Road, Longton

These premises were near to the bus station. William A. Adderley operated the Daisy Bank Pottery in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent producing China and Earthenware. After 1905 they traded as Adderleys Ltd. ...

Address of the Coal Miners of the North Staffordshire District - A notice from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

This notice invites us to explore the hardships suffered by North Staffordshire's coal miners in 1831 - when their early trade unions were still not widely recognised. Employers often intimidated organised ...

Address to the Workmen in the Parishes of Burslem and Wolstanton - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

The Truck System This was a system whereby the workers were forced to accept goods in lieu of payment. They would be payed in tokens, which could only be spent at the company store or 'Tommy Shop.' The ...

Adelaide Street, Burslem

Adelaide Street links Waterloo Road and Nile Street in Burslem. The Adelaide Street Pottery was operated by Robert Sudlow & Sons from the 1880s, although there had been a potworks on the site since at ...

Aerial view of Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.

Aerial view of Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Taken in the 1960s, this view shows many pottery factories, bottle ovens and warehouses. The street running left to right in the middle ground is The Strand. Taken ...

Aerographing China. Photographed by William Blake.

Factory interior with a pottery worker aerographing china. Taken at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Aerographing Ware. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide of a pottery worker aerographing a bowl. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.” A small folder ...

Aerographing Ware. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide of a pottery worker aerographing a bowl. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.” A small folder ...

Aerographing.

Pottery factory interior with a view of women aerographing. They are using pneumatic airbrushes. Possibly taken at the Gladstone China, Uttoxeter Road, Stoke-on-Trent. Aerography was the mechanical ...

Agreement on the price of straw - from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

While pottery manufacturers could agree on a standard list of prices for their wares, the cost of packaging was less predictable. In this agreement, local manufacturers complain of the "loss and detriment" ...

Aitken Street, Dalehall, Middleport

Aitken Street is a short street off Ellgreave Street in the Dalehall area of Middleport. There are two ceramics related factories in the photograph: Repton Tiles and Ellgreave Pottery (on the right). Repton ...

Albert Street Pottery, Hobson Street, Burslem.

The camera is looking northwards along Hobson Street in Burslem. The works on the right (Albert Potteries) is now part of the Dudson Group, manufacturing Armorlite tableware. Hobson Street was originally ...

Albion Square from Lichfield Street, Hanley

This photograph was taken from the northern end of Lichfield Street looking across Albion Square towards Stafford Street (left) and Tontine Street (right). Albion Street is going the left edge. Pedestrianisation ...