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Broad-leaved Pondweed or potamogeton natans

Broad-leaved Pondweed is a perennial of ponds, lakes, rivers, canals and other areas of shallow water. Flowering between May and September, its stem can grow up to 1m in length. This example was ...

Brocton. Photographed by William Blake.

Village scene taken at Brocton, Staffordshire.

Brocton. Photographed by William Blake.

Village scene taken at Brocton, Staffordshire. The building on the left is Brocton Mission Hall.

Brocton. Photographed by William Blake.

Village scene taken at Brocton, Staffordshire.

Bromley Arms, Ellastone

The Bromley Arms, Ellastone, photographed by William Blake of Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. The Bromley Arms was formerly Ellastone Old Hall, and dates from the late 17th century. This photograph is now ...

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.

Brookhouse Farm, Brindley Ford, Stoke-on-Trent

Brookhouse Farm at the junction of Peck Mill Lane and Outclough Road (formerly High Street). The camera is looking south towards Chatterley Whitfield Colliery's spoil tip and chimney.

Broom, or Cytisus scoparius ssp. scoparius

This shrub inhabits heathy places, gravel pits and railway embankments. Flowering between May and June, it can grow up to 2 metres in height. This example was found growing at Oakamoor in Staffordshire, ...

Bugle or Ajuga reptans

Bugle is a common perennial of damp woods and meadows. It spreads by means of creeping, rooting stems. Flowering between May and July, it can grow to a height of 30cm. This example was found growing ...

Bull Lane, near Packmoor, Stoke-on-Trent

A view east along Bull Lane towards Brindley Ford in the Lane Ends area. The camera was just east of Handley Street. There has been much housing development in the area and that in the photograph is ...

Bulrush or typha latifolia

Bulrush is a perennial of reed swamps around lakes and ponds. It s also known as Great Reedmace. Flowering between June and July, it can grow to a height of 2.5m. This example was found growing ...

Bunter Pebble Beds, Hulme Bank, Longton

Bert Bentley was a mining geologist and he often noted rock outcrops in his photographs. This is a section of the Bunter Pebble Beds in the Hilton Gravel Co quarry on Hulme Banks near Longton. Bunter ...

Burial Mound, Swynnerton. Photographed by William Blake.

A burial mound in Swynnerton Park.

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 area Ordnance Survey Maps - Bleak Hill

Map of Bleak Hill, an area just south of Burslem town centre. This area is known as Cobridge these days. Waterloo Road, the main road out of Burslem, runs down the centre of the map. The expanse of ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Brownhills

Map showing Brownhills, an area to the north-west of Burslem town centre. High Street (now Brownhills Road), running down the centre if the map, runs up into Tunstall. Liverpool Road is now called ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Brownhills

Map showing the area known as Brownhills. It is situated to the north-west of Burslem town centre. Why were the maps made? This series of maps was surveyed by the Ordnance Survey Department in 1851 ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Burslem

Map of the southern part of Burslem town centre including St. John's Church and graveyard. Bourne's Bank, Navigation Road and Pleasant Street are still features of modern Burslem. The open land ...