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Bomb Damage, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent

Bomb damage at the rear of Heathouse Lane, Bucknall, photographed on 23 August 1942. Comment by David Salt: "I was born on 29 January 1941, in 10 Hulton Road, Abbey Hulton. The earliest memory, that ...

Bomb Damage, Old Stoke Road, Stoke-on-Trent

Old Stoke Road pictured after a bombing raid in January 1941. On this particular night the target was the Michelin tyre factory, with Stoke railway goods yard as a secondary target. Recalling the ...

Bomb damage, Pitts Hill, Stoke-on-Trent

During the early years of World War Two, Stoke-on-Trent was a strategic high priority target. The main targets were the Michelin factory, the railway goods yard, the British Aluminium Works and Radway ...

Bomb Damage, Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent

Photograph of a bomb damaged shop on the High Street in Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent. Part of an official survey commissioned in 1941 by the City of Stoke-on-Trent.

Bomb damage, Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent

Bomb damage on High Street, Pittshill. This photograph is part of an official survey of bomb damage commissioned by the City of Stoke-on-Trent in 1941.

Bomb damage, Stoke-on-Trent

Bomb damage at Old Stoke Road, Stoke-on-Trent, 1941.

Gas Mask

This is a child's gas issued during WW2. They were made in bright colours in an attempt to make them more acceptable to the child than the standard ominous black type. Known by collectors as the 'Mickey ...

Gas Mask

A gas mask and holder dating from World War Two. This is a standard civilian issue mask. These were always provided in a plain card box with string for a shoulder strap. The tin holder shown here is likely ...

Gas Mask

This is a 'Service Respirator', issued to the Army/Navy/Air Force, also the Police and some Civil Defence etc. but generally not a civilian item. Forty million masks were distributed to the civilian ...

Longton C.E. School

Photograph shows war time shelters and static water tank. Longton Church of England School was built in 1836 on School Lane (later Webberley Lane).

Tea Van, Stoke-on-Trent

The Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress, Council Officials and Civil Defence members during the Second World War. Mobile tea vans like this would have been operated by such groups as the Women's Voluntary Service ...