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Fireclay pit off Waterloo Road, Cobridge

A typical North Staffordshire "heaps 'n holes" photograph from the 1960s. The pit belonged to the Brookfield Brick and Saggar Works, dating from the 1870s, and behind is a spoil tip from Hanley Deep Pit ...

Burgess & Leigh, Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent

Burgess & Leigh built the Middleport Pottery alongside the Trent & Mersey Canal in 1888-89 and it is the only complete working Victorian pottery left in Stoke-on-Trent (2o18). Traditional pottery works ...

Anderton canal wharves, Middleport

The camera is looking northwards along the Trent & Mersey Canal in Middleport. The buildings on the right belonged to the Anderton Canal Company who were one of the three main carriers serving the Potteries ...

Arnold Bennett's House and Museum, Cobridge, Stoke-upon-Trent

The house at 205 Waterloo Road, Cobridge that was once the home of Potteries writer Arnold Bennett and later, for a short time, the Arnold Bennett Museum. Arnold Bennett's father, Enoch, who was a solicitor, ...

Wetton Hill

A view of Wetton Hill taken from Ecton Hill by Longton photographer William Blake.

Brook House, Bucknall

The Brook House, Bucknall, built in about 1636. It was dismantled in 1974 and moved to Knighton, near Mucklestone. Photographer: William Blake of Longton.

Trentham Road, Longton

'Cranleigh', 39 Trentham Road, Longton decorated with flags and bunting, possibly for the Coronation of George V in 1911. At the time of this photograph Cranleigh was the home of Dr Hubert Nicholls, ...

Victoria Pottery, Fenton

This photograph is of the old Victoria earthenware works in what was known as Lane Delph, now Fenton. This is the south side of the works, looking from China Street and Meakins Row, on a snowy, overcast ...

Coburg Street, Fenton

The camera is looking northwards from the corner of Alfred Street along Coburg Street. Alfred Street runs off Victoria Road, but Coburg Street has been redeveloped and Hayfield Crescent now follows its ...

Victoria Works, Fenton

The west side of the Victoria Works (latterly Victoria & Trentham Pottery) from China Street in Fenton, on a snowy November day in 1962. This area of Fenton was once known as Lane Delph and the Victoria ...

Classroom, Brownhills High School, Burslem

A typical 1960s classroom. The photograph is of an unidentified 5th form. The original Brownhills Hall School opened in 1927 as an all girls' college, became a grammar school, was completely rebuilt in ...

Moss Hill, Stockton Brook

Edgefields Hall is a large house on Edgefield Lane, Moss Hill in Stockton Brook. According to Bert Bentley, the Victorian house was once the home to a "local toffee king".

The rear of houses on Picton Street, Hanley

This photograph was taken from the corner of Botteslow Street and Commercial Road in Hanley. Commercial Road runs across the bottom of the photograph and becomes Nelson Road. Picton Street was one of ...

A J Wilkinson's Pottery, Irwell Street, Middleport

The front entrance to A J Wilkinson's Pottery in Irwell Street (formerly West Street). West Street was at the bottom of Prospect Street, close to the Trent & Mersey Canal, off Newport Lane. West Street, ...

St Mathew's Church, Fenton

St Mathew's Church was in the wedge of land between Park Street (now Fenpark Street) and King Street (originally Market Street) in Fenton. This is a view of the north side from Park Street. St Mathew's ...

Fenton Parish Church

Fenton Parish Church (Christchurch) is in Albert Square. To the left of the photograph is Fenton Town Hall, latterly used as a Magistrate's Court and to the right, the War Memorial. Christchurch was ...

Telephone Exchange, Hanley

The old telephone exchange building stands on the corner of Trinity Street and Marsh Street North in Hanley. The four storey brick building was opened in 1900 but has been replaced by the large telecommuncations ...

Wood's Stanley Pottery, Newport Lane, Middleport

Wood & Sons operated the Stanley Pottery in Newport Lane, Middleport. It was bought in 1931 and was made up of two works: Stanley and Crown Potteries which were almost completely rebuilt in 1945 into ...