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Beach scene, Lancashire

Lantern slide of a beach scene including a group of people by a lifeboat house. This is probably the beach at Ainsdale near Formby, Lancashire where photographer William Blake grew up. Blake moved to ...

Blue Ribband Cup. Circa 1930

Three unknown gentlemen gather around the coveted Blue Ribband cup. This prize was much sought after by ocean liner captains and shipping companies. It was awarded for the fastest commercial sea crossing ...

Comparative Calculations - Pamphlet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

During 1796, a fierce debate was raging in Stoke-on-Trent over controversial proposals to build a new canal. The new canal promised to link Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire with the Cheshire Canal ...

Flooding at Oakamoor

A group of men ride away from a line of cottages in a small boat. Jack Heath is the man on horseback assisting in the rescue of the Finney family, during the 1927 flood. This image is included by kind ...

Greetings Card. Longton Park. Photography and Design by William Blake.

Christmas Greetings Card with mistletoe and a view of Longton Park, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The park's official name is Queen's Park and it was officially opened on July 25th 1888 by George ...

Longton Park Boat House, Rear View. Photographed by William Blake.

Rear view of Longton Park boat house. Taken at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The park's official name is Queen's Park and it was officially opened on July 25th 1888 by George Granville William ...

Longton Park Lake. Photographed by William Blake.

View of Longton Park Lake, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The park's official name is Queen's Park and it was officially opened on July 25th 1888 by George Granville William Sutherland Levison-Gower, ...

Meaford Lock, Nr. Stone. Photographed by William Blake.

View of a lock and a horse drawn narrow boat on the Trent & Mersey Canal. This view was taken at Meaford, Nr. Stone, Staffordshire.

Noarrow Boats outside Winkle and Wood Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent

Canals are now mostly used for recreation with many people owning or hiring narrow boats for touring holidays. Some people live in canal narrow boats and have permanent moorings at the canal side or in ...

Rudyard Lake. Photographed by William Blake.

View of a small sailing boat on Rudyard Lake, Staffordshire. The lake was created in 1797 as a reservoir to feed the Caldon Canal. It became a popular tourist attraction in the late ninenteenth century....

Rudyard Lake. Photographed by William Blake.

Stereoscope slide with a view of Rudyard Lake, Staffordshire. The lake was created in 1797 as a reservoir to feed the Caldon Canal. It became a popular tourist attraction in the late ninenteenth century....

Rudyard Lake. Photographed by William Blake.

View of a small sailing boat on Rudyard Lake, Staffordshire. The lake was created in 1797 as a reservoir to feed the Caldon Canal. It became a popular tourist attraction in the late ninenteenth century....

Rudyard Lake. Photographed by William Blake.

Stereoscope slide with a view of Rudyard Lake, Staffordshire. The lake was created in 1797 as a reservoir to feed the Caldon Canal. It became a popular tourist attraction in the late ninenteenth century....

Rudyard, Lake & Boat House. Photographed by William Blake.

Stereoscope slide with a view of the boat house at Rudyard Lake, Nr. Leek, Staffordshire. The lake was created in 1797 as a reservoir to feed the Caldon Canal. It became a popular tourist attraction ...

Sea & Clouds, Plymouth. Photographed by William Blake.

Seascape taken at Plymouth, Devonshire.

Sea and Clouds. Photographed by William Blake.

Seascape taken at Torquay, Devonshire.

Sea at Blackpool. Photographed by William Blake.

Seascape taken at Blackpool, Lancashire. This view includes a small sailing vessel and one of the town's piers.

Steam Ship "Lucania" at Stage, Liverpool

Lantern slide showing a crowded dock at Liverpool. In the background is a steam ship called the Lucania. Photographed by William Blake. Built by the Fairfield Shipbuilding Company in Glasgow in the ...

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