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Birthday Greetings Card

Birthday greetings card with flowers and a view of Queen's Park, Crewe, Cheshire. Photographed and designed by William Blake of Longton. Blake produced many greetings cards, which were sold in his ...

Black Bull station and Victoria Colliery aerial ropeway, Brindley Ford, Stoke-on-Trent

Black Bull Station was just north of Brindley Ford on the Biddulph Valley line, opened in 1860. The station opened in 1864 but the line was used mainly for coal and iron stone and passenger numbers were ...

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 ...

Black Five at Oakamoor tunnel

British Railways 'Black Five' locomotive number 45020 emerges from Oakamoor tunnel with a passneger service in around 1960. Stanier 'Black Fives' were a popular engine choice for mixed traffic, being ...

'Black Five' bound for Llandudno

British Railways 'Black Five' 4-6-0 locomotive number 45045 prepares to meet a rake of coaches at Leek railway station. Together, they will form a service bound for Llandudno in North Wales - a long-standing ...

Blue John Pottery, hanley

The Blue John Pottery was in Union Street in Hanley. Established around 1886, the company produced a variety of beakers, jugs, dishes ,teapots, vases etc. The works has been demolished and Union Street ...

Blue Ribband Cup. Circa 1930

Three unknown gentlemen gather around the coveted Blue Ribband cup. This prize was much sought after by ocean liner captains and shipping companies. It was awarded for the fastest commercial sea crossing ...

Boathorse Lane Valley and Line Houses, Tunstall

The view in a northerly direction from Hollywall Lane towards Line Houses. The Harecastle railway tunnels run beneath the fields in the foreground and a ventilator shaft can be seen in the left centre. ...

Bog Lane bridge and brook, Lightwood

Bog Lane was later known as Woodpark Lane.

Bog Lane bridge, Lightwood, Longton

Photograph taken from the south-west, looking towards Longton. Bog Lane was later known as Woodpark Lane.

Bog Lane bridge, Lightwood, Longton

Photograph taken looking north-east. Bog Lane was later known as Woodpark Lane.

Bolton's copper works

Bolton's Copper Works at Froghall, around 1950. The works stands next to the Churnet Valley Railway. Although freight is now carried by road, the line now operates as a heritage railway, museum and ...

Bolton's copper works

Sidings at Bolton's Copper Works, Froghall, during the mid-1960s. Drums of copper wire stand on the empty tracks. Wire manufactured both here and at Oakamoor would form the first Trans-Atlantic telegraph ...

Bolton's copper works

Thomas Bolton's copper works provided much employment in the village of Froghall. The railway was essential in order to transport wound copper wire out of the valley and to destinations all over Britain ...

Bosley station

Bosley Station, Cheshire, pictured around 1963 and still in use. Note the Ford Anglia saloon car, the equivalent of a Ford Ka today! A semaphore railway signal stands to the left of the building. This ...

Boughey Street, Stokeon-Trent

Looking up Boughey Street from its junction with London Road. At the top is Liddle Street and behind, the houses on Hunters Way. Boughey Street was first laid out in the 1880s, with just then first few ...

Bradwell Woods and Fowlea Brook, Tunstall

Looking south west over the Fowlea Brook towards the higher ground of Bradwell Woods. The photograph was taken from near the end of Watergate Street by Copp Lane. Running across the centre is the main ...

Branch railway, Normacot

The branch railway from Normacot to Cinderhill (Park Hall)Colliery. This is the course of the line only, the track had been lifted by the time this photograph was taken.