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Bell's old fireclay pit, Cobridge

The fireclay pit supplied Cobridge Refractories works which was off the photograph to the left. The camera is looking over the pit towards Hillary Street (on the right) and Crystal Street and Blackwell's ...

Bemersley Farm, Brindley Ford

This is a view east from Hugh Bourne's old Primitive Methodist Chapel in Brindley Ford. The chapel has been demolished. At the top of the path is Bemersley Farm, where Hugh Bourne lived for a time. The ...

Beresford Dale

Landscape with a view of the River Dove at Beresford Dale, near Hartington, Derbyshire taken in summer 1906. This stretch of the River Dove marks the border between Staffordshire and Derbyshire. Photographer: ...

Beresford Dale

Landscape with a view of the River Dove at Beresford Dale, near Hartington, Derbyshire. This stretch of the River Dove marks the border between Staffordshire and Derbyshire. Photographer: William Blake ...

Berry Hill from Fenton Park

This was the view north from Fenton Park towards Berry Hill Colliery spoil tip. just to the right are the chimneys and buildings of Slater's brickworks alongside Berry Hill marl pit. In the distance ...

Biddulph, Shepherds Cross. Photographed by William Blake.

Stonework landmark known as Shepherd's Cross, Biddulph, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Bilberry, or Vaccinium myrtillus

A common shrub of heath, moors and woods on acid soil. The bilberry can grow up to 30cm in height. This example was found growing at Penkridge Bank, Cannock Chase, in Staffordshire, by local naturalist ...

Birches Head Road, Abbey Hulton

The view east along Birches Head Road from Leek Road in Abbey Hulton. The housing to the top right of the photograph is in Sneyd Green. The land to the left of the junction is now housing and Carmountside ...

Birches Head Road, Caldon Canal, Abbey Hulton, Stoke on Trent

A view north east across the River Trent valley from the Birches Head Road bridge over the Caldon Canal. The buildings in the right centre were Abbey Farm in the 1960s, now Trent Country Club, with Redhills ...

Bird Vetch, or Vicia cracca

This perennial grows in hayfields, wet meadows, hedgerows and wood borders. It boasts a set of tendrils that cling to other vegetation. Flowering between June and August, its can grow to a length ...

Bittersweet or Solanum dulcamara

Bittersweet, also known as Woody Nightshade is a perennial sprawling plant found in hedges and woods. Flowering between June and September, its stem can grow up to 1.75m in length. This example ...

Black Bull Station and Victoria Colliery, Brindley Ford

This is a view looking north from Bull Lane towards Victoria Colliery. Black Bull station buildings can be seen on the right hand side. The station was on the now dismantled Biddulph Valley Branch. On ...

Blossom & Two Figures. Photographed by William Blake.

Outdoor portrait of two ladies in formal dress posing amongst blossom. The woman on the left is named Jeannie but the one on the right remains unidentified.

Blossom and woman

Outdoor portrait of a lady in formal dress posing amongst blossom. The woman is named Jeannie. She is the subject of other photographs in the collection. Photograph taken by Longton photographer ...

Blue John Mine, Castleton. Photographed by William Blake.

Stereoscope slide with a view of the Blue John Mine at Castleton, Derbyshire.

Blurton Primary Schools

In the foreground are the buildings of Blurton Junior and Infants' Schools, opened in 1948. To the left are more modern buildings, with the original "prefab" classroom to the right. The houses immediately ...

Blurton Road and the Cockster Brook Bridge, Blurton

This is the view north along Blurton Road from Poplar Drive. In the centre of the photograph is the bridge that carries the road over the Cockster Brook (also known as the Longton Brook). The brook starts ...

Blurton Waste Farm

The farmhouse was a "commodious and conveniently arranged dwelling house" with associated farm buildings which was part of the 200 acre Blurton Waste Farm. The three-storey house was on Tilery Lane and, ...