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Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Middleport

Map of the area to the south-west of Burslem town centre now known as Middleport. Newport Lane runs down the centre of the map. It eventually meets the Trent and Mersey Canal. Furlong Lane, Port ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Port Vale Wharf and the Trent and Mersey Canal

To the south-west of Burslem, this area is now known as Middleport. Longport Station and Fowlea Brook can be seen toward the bottom left of the map. The Railway Inn is just along the road from ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - The Trent and Mersey Canal through Longport and Middleport

Map showing the Trent and Mersey Canal weaving through Longport and Middleport. This area lies to the south-west of Burslem town centre. Why were the maps made? This series of maps was surveyed ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps- Public Sewer in St. John's Square and Market Place Plan

Map showing details of Burslem's drainage plan. Why were the maps made? This series of maps was surveyed by the Ordnance Survey Department in 1851 in accordance with the provisions of the Public ...

Butterbur or Petasites hybridus

Butterbur is a perennial that forms in patches around wet places, especially riversides. This plant is abundant in Manifold Valley. Its flowers develop before its leaves. Flowering between March and ...

Caldon Canal near Lichfield Street, Stoke-on-Trent

This picture shows the Caldon Canal running past a pottery factory near Lichfield Street in Stoke-on-Trent. Canals were a very important means of transporting raw materials and finished ceramic products: ...

Caldon Canal, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent

This narrow boat on the Caldon Canal near Etruria would have been used to transport coal. The canal system in the Potteries was once the main source of transport for large quantities of heavy goods. By ...

Caldon Canal, near Lichfield Street, Stoke-on-Trent

A potbank alongside the Caldon Canal.

Calendar, photography and design by William Blake.

Blake's Stationers For Customers 1917 Year Calendar. Blake produced many such items, which were sold in his shop at Stafford Street, Longton. The street was renamed The Strand in the early 1950s.

Canal at Great Haywood. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape with a view of the Trent & Mersey Canal at Great Haywood, Staffordshire.

Canefield & Palm. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing a canefield and palms. Taken in a foreign location.

Cauldon Low Quarry. Photographed by William Blake.

A view of the limestone quarry and workers at Cauldon Low.

Cauldon Low Quarry. Photographed by William Blake.

A view of the limestone quarry and workers at Cauldon Low.

Cauldon Low Quarry. Photographed by William Blake.

A view of the limestone quarry and workers at Cauldon Low.

Cauldon Quarries. Photographed by William Blake.

View of the quarries at Cauldon, Nr. Stoke-onTrent, Staffordshire.

Caverswall Footpath, Dilhorne. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape including the Caverswall footpath. Taken at Dilhorne, Staffordshire.

Caverswall Mill. Photographed by William Blake.

View of the River Blithe and Cookshill Mill at Caverswall, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Caverswall Mound, near Cookshill Mill, Caverswall

This mound is probably a natural feature rather than a prehistoric burial mound.