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Broadway and Bright Street, Meir

Maypole dancing, possibly as part of the celebrations for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. This picture was taken at the junction of Broadway and Bright Street at Meir. The shop in the ...

Broadway Cinema, Meir

Photograph taken looking south-west. The Broadway cinema was opened on the 14th of December 1936. Built in the Art Deco style, it had an angular design, rounded corners, a "grand staircase" entrance ...

Broadway cinema, Meir. Photographed by William Blake

The Broadway cinema was opened on the 14th of December 1936. Built in the Art Deco style, it had an angular design, rounded corners, a "grand staircase" entrance and seating for 1,000 people. It also ...

Broadway Cinema, Meir. Photographed by William Blake

View of the Broadway Cinema, just off the Broadway roundabout at Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The policeman on the bicycle is travelling in the direction of Uttoxeter Road (A50) towards Normacott. The ...

Brookfield Foundry and Kerr Stuart engineering works, Whieldon Road, Stoke-on-Trent

This is a view west from the Whieldon Road area towards the Brookfield Foundry. The main railway line runs in front of the buildings and behind can be seen the floodlight pylons of the original Stoke ...

Bucknall Workingmen's Club, Marychurch Road, Bucknall

Bucknall Workingmen's Club and Institute was on Marychurch Road, just south of St Mary's Church. Today the land is modern housing. The club was built on the site of Grove House. Bert Bentley notes that ...

Building the City Central Library, Bethesda Street, Hanley

This photograph was taken during the early stages of the building of the City Central Library and Archives in Bethesda Street. On the left is the chimney attached to the boiler house and on the right ...

Buller's Appeal, or Last Shift - Broadside ballad sheet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Broadside ballad entitled Buller's Appeal, or Last Shift. And down my dear RADS, with your Guineas apiece The song appears to be a rallying cry from an election candidate in need of financial assistance. Russell's ...

Burnwood School, Burslem

The view east from Burslem Golf Course towards Ball Green. In the foreground is Burnwood School. In the distance are the buildings of Ball Green Primary School. On the left is the spoil tip of Chatterley ...

Burslem Post Office, Wedgwood Street, Burslem

This Post Office building is on Wedgwood Street close to the junction with Market Place. This building was opened in 1937 and is now known as The Old Post Office. It has been converted for small scale ...

Bust of Shakespeare, The Strand, Longton

The bust of William Shakespeare was formerly on the facade of Matthew Wardhough's theatre, which stood on this site. Matthew Wardhaugh (1813-188) was born in Whitechapel, London. He was first employed ...

C.W.S. Crumpsall Swimming Club.

Group portrait of the Co-op Wholesale Society Crumpsall Swimming Club. Taken from the Gladstone Pottery Museum Photographic Collection. This photograph is part of the collections at Stoke-on-Trent ...

Calendar, photography and design by William Blake.

Blake's Stationers For Customers 1917 Year Calendar. Blake produced many such items, which were sold in his shop at Stafford Street, Longton. The street was renamed The Strand in the early 1950s.

Capitol Cinema, Goodson Street, Hanley.

Originally the Royal Alexandra Music Hall, then the Kings Palace Theatre, later Moore and Kennedy's Picture Hall, the Capitol Cinema stood in Goodson Street (formerly New Street) in Hanley. Built in 1892 ...

Caravan site at Longbridge Hayes, Stoke-on-Trent

A view along Chemical Lane towards the caravan site to the north of the village. Behind, the land rises to Bradwell Woods.

Central Hall, Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

The Easter celebration decorations at Central Hall, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Ceramic City Choir. Circa 1960

Sir Malcolm Sergeant conducted the Ceramic City Choir during the 1960’s. The choir toured the country and Dr Sergeant (Ph.D.) was acknowledged with a knighthood for his contribution to music. Sir Malcolm ...

Ceramic Vases, Hanley Museum. Photographed by William Blake.

A collection of ceramic vases decorated in the pate sur pate style, including work by the artist M.Solon. Taken at Hanley Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.