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Abandoned clay pit near Hollywall Lane, Tunstall

The camera is looking east over an abandoned clay pit near Hollywall Lane, just off Chatterley Road. The pit has been largely infilled. The two houses to the right have been demolished. Originally the ...

Beech Caves. Photographed by William Blake.

Beech Caves, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Remembering Beech Caves A client at Regent Court in Newcastle-under-Lyme remembers visiting Beech Caves as a young man: "I used to go inside the ...

Beech Caves. Photographed by William Blake.

A view inside Beech Caves, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Blue John Mine, Castleton. Photographed by William Blake.

Stereoscope slide with a view of the Blue John Mine at Castleton, Derbyshire.

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 ...

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.

Coal Strike, March 1912. "Labour Works A Seam On Its Own Behalf." Photographed by William Blake.

Coal Strike, March 1912. "Labour Works A Seam On Its Own Behalf." Taken at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Cobridge Brick & Marl Co fireclay pit off Scotia Road, Tunstall

The view north towards Tunstall over the Scotia Bank fireclay pit. The pit belonged to the Cobridge Brick & Marl Company. Their main site was alongside Leek Road, the pit east of Scotia Road was a second ...

Cobridge Brick & Tile Company fireclay pit, Stoke-on-Trent

The camera is looking northwards across a flooded fireclay pit towards the skyline of Burslem. The photograph was taken from Sneyd Street. Leek New Road runs across the middle of the photograph and the ...

Dovedale. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape taken at Dovedale, Derbyshire. This area is now part of the Peak District National Park.

Entrance to Shranklin Chine, I.O. Wight. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide with a view of the entrance to the gorge known as Shraklin Chine in the Isle Of Wight.

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 ...

Gravel workings at Huntley, near Cheadle. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape including a gravel covered area and a worker, at Huntley, near Cheadle.

Gravelly Bank, Lightwood

Huntley Earthworks. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape including a view of the earthworks at Huntley, Staffordshire. Taken on April 27th 1933.