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Looking over the Potteries from Hartshill Bank

This was the view north east from the top of Hartshill Bank (at the bottom of Vicarage Road). The lower land in the foreground is the Fowlea Brook valley with the main railway line running across. Immediately ...

Looking south over Westport Lake, Stoke-on-Trent

The camera is looking south from Chatterley Road over Westport towards Wolstanton. The spire of St Margaret's Church in Wolstanton is to the right with the twin towers of Wolstanton Colliery in the centre. ...

Looking towards Florence Colliery from Normacot

This photograph was taken from Read's sandpit and quarry on Star and Garter Road in Normacot looking westwards. At over 600 feet (190 metres) above sea level, this is one of the higher points in the city. ...

Marl Hole and Coal Tip, Berry Hill, Stoke-on-Trent

Industrial landscape with a view of a coal tip and marl hole. Photograph taken by Longton photographer, William Blake.

Milton, Norton and beyond from Forresters Bank (Baddeley Edge).

A view west from one of the quarries on top of Forrester's Bank near Baddeley Edge. Norton Colliery spoil tip is to the right with Leek New Road (A53) passing to its left. Buller's (Allied Insulators ...

Mines, steelworks & iron foundries, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent

The is a view north along the valley of the Fowlea Brook from Etruria Road at the bottom of Basford Bank. In the foreground is Hartley's Iron Foundry where many of the storm drain covers (or Hartlids) ...

Mining at Hem Heath Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent

By the second half of the twentieth century conditions for miners had improved significantly and most coal faces were cut using machinery. This picture was taken at Hem Heath Colliery in Trentham which ...

Mining rescue team at the Minnie Pit, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This mining rescue team is about to descend into the tunnels of the Minnie Pit following the Minnie Pit disaster of January 1918. It was the Potteries' worst colliery accident: around 160 men and ...

Moorcroft Pottery, Sandbach Road, Cobridge

The Moorcroft factory on Sandbach Road in Cobridge with the winding gear of Sneyd Colliery in the background. William Moorcroft sold his art pottery to prestigious shops in London (Harrods and Liberty) ...

Mossfield Colliery, Longton

Mossfield Colliery looking west from Dividy Lane. Sunk in the 1850s, with up to four shafts, the mine closed in 1963. The prominent spoil tip has been profiled and landscaped and forms part of the 1970s ...

Mossfield Colliery, Longton

The surface buildings and spoil tip of Mossfield Colliery near Longton. Dating from the middle of the 19th Century, the colliery produced coal for industry and households until closure in 1963. In 1889 ...

Mossfield Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent

A view north west towards Moss field Colliery spoil tip and the remains of the surface buildings. The photograph was taken from the Adderley Green area. The piles of railway sleepers in the foreground ...

Mount Pleasant, Fenton

This was the view northwards from between the allotment gardens that were next to Heron Cross primary schools, just north of Claud Street. Just above the fence is the route of the Stoke to Derby railway ...

Old Town Road and Deep Pit Colliery, Hanley

The view from the end of Old Town road towards Deep Pit Colliery with the winding gear in the centre. The curved building on the right belongs to H & E Smith, tile and fireplace manufacturers. Deep ...

Ormonde Street, Fenton

Ormonde Street (formerley Handley Street) off Duke Street in Fenton. In the background is the pit head gear of Fenton (Glebe) Colliery and to the left, its spoil tip. The building on the right hand side ...

Panorama from Bedford Street, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph was taken from just north of the flight of locks at Bedford Street in Shelton. The camera is looking northwards along the Caldon Canal with the winding towers of Wolstanton Colliery on ...

Park Hall and Weston Coyney from Sutherland Road, Longton

An elevated view over Adderley Floral China and the Rosina China Works on Sutherland Road. The photograph was probably taken from the Bluebell Pottery on Barker Street, on the higher ground to the south ...

Parkhall Colliery

Part of Parkhall Colliery alongside the mineral line, the Adderley Green and Bucknall branch line. In the photograph is the winding gear for the shaft and the "screens", where coal was sorted from stone. ...