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Downing's Blurton Tilery, Stoke-on-Trent

G H Downing's Blurton Tileries just after closure in 1964. A view of the beehive ovens, chimneys and roofing tile stock for sale. The photograph as taken just west of Ballinson Road, looking north east ...

Downing's Blurton Tilery, Stoke-on-Trent

A general view of the north side of G H Downing's Blurton Tileries, just off Ballinson Road in Blurton. In the background are some of the beehive brick and tile kilns and chimneys, with piles of ridge ...

Coal Ovens at Downing's Blurton Tileries, Stoke-on-Trent

The kilns had domed roofs with a separate chimney and were called downdraught ovens. There were 8 to 10 "firemouths" around the outside of each oven used to stoke the fires. The hot gases were drawn ...

Bucknall and Northwood Station

Bucknall and Northwood Station looking south along the line towards the next station at Fenton Manor. In the distance is Berry Hill spoil tip. The station was at the bottom of Limekiln Bank and the ...

Alhambra Cinema, Longton

Built in 1914 by T C Wild, a Longton pottery owner and future Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, the Alhambra picture house stood on Upper Normacot Road at the corner of Herbert Road (off to the right). Spring ...

Bucknall and Northwood Station, Stoke-on-Trent

Opened in 1864, Bucknall & Northwood Station was on the North Staffordshire Railway's Biddulph Valley branch line. Trains also ran between Stoke and Leek, with a line branching off at Milton Junction. ...

Hanley Station

Hanley Station was just north of Trinity Street, alongside the old Grand Hotel. This the second Hanley Station, built when the loop line was extended to Burslem in 1873. The first was just south of Trinity ...

Cheapside from the Town Hall, Hanley

Taken from outside the Town Hall, this photograph is looking towards Cheapside. On the left the is the old Gaumont Cinema, previously the Regent and later The Odeon. Closed in 1989, the building is ...

Old weighbridge, Bucknall New Road, Hanley

This is the side of what Bert Bentley thought was an old weighbridge on the corner of Bucknall New Road and Hillcrest Street (formerly Hill Street). This was the southwest corner of the Old Hall Pottery ...

Old Weighbridge, Bucknall New Road, Hanley

The camera is looking along Bucknall New Road with Hillcrest Street off to the left. Bert Bentley thought the building with the columns and pediment was once a weighbridge. In the1960s a Wright's Pie ...

Diamond Tile Company works, Hanley

The Diamond Tile Company works was on the south side of Brook Street (later renamed Century Street) in Hanley. Brook Street runs across the middle of the photograph and the corner of Clarence Street ...

Deep Pit from Broom Street, Hanley

Looking northwards from Broom Street towards Shelton Collieries Deep Pit winding gear and spoil tips. The photograph was taken from near the junction with Plough Street. On then left is the site of Broom ...

Castlefield Street, Shelton

Looking along Castlefield Street, off Shelton New Road, in Cliffe Vale. Castlefield Street was formerly called Edward Street. The photograph was taken about halfway down, just beyond Lomas Street. ...

Lawton Brothers brush factory, Cape Street, Hanley

This brush manufactory was on the corner of Cape Street (formerly known as Gordon Street) and Trafalgar Street in Hanley. The building, no longer a factory, and the adjoining house still stands. Known ...

Cannon Street, Hanley

The camera is looking north east along Cannon Street (now Cannon Place) towards the centre of Hanley. In the centre distance is Hanley town Hall with its steep roofs. The photograph was taken from the ...

Caldon Canal in Hanley Park

Hanley Park opened in 1897, covering nearly 65 acres (25 hectares) and was designed by Thomas Mawson who also laid out Burslem Park. He laid the park out on what was known as "Stoke Fields", an area ...

Caldon Canal near Pyenest Street, Stoke-on-Trent

Taken from close to the Stoke Road (A5006) bridge, the camera is looking west along the Caldon Canal. In the distance is one of the now demolished gas holders of the Etruria Gas Works on Etruscan Street. ...

Caldon Canal from near Botteslow Street bridge, Hanley

The camera is looking east from the Caldon Canal towpath near Botteslow Street road bridge. The row of buildings on the left are the rear of Elijah Cotton's Nelson Pottery works. On the right was the ...