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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, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Bomb damage at Taylor Avenue, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme, in June 1941. Note the crater in the foreground, and surviving furniture being loaded onto the back of a truck immediately beyond. Part ...

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.

Cadets at Stoke Train Station, Station Road, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph shows young cadets from 237 squadron of the ATC on manoeuvres. They are carrying their kit into Stoke station on their way to training camp.

Civil Defence Group. Circa 1942

During WW II civilian men and women were recruited into jobs that would normally be controlled by personnel such as the police, military or fire brigade. Here a group of men are dress are wearing the ...

Civil Defence. Circa 1942

During the Second World War women were called upon to take over duties that would otherwise been carried out by men. With men being drafted into the armed forces women found themselves in organisations ...

Francis 'Frank' Joyce, born 1913

Frank was born on 27th March 1913 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. He married Doris Scott on 9th February 1940. Frank served in Dunkirk during WWII. He died in 1968.

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 ...

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 ...

George Henry Mayer, 13005688 The Pioneer Corps. Born 1901

George was born 15th March 1901 in Drayton Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. George originally enlisted at Burslem on the 8th February 1919 into the North Staffordshire Regiment. He left the ...

John Russell Alder, Gunner 11052276 Royal Artillery. Born 1923

John was born on 27th September 1923 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. In 1941 all men between 20 and 23 years of age had to report to the Employment Exchange in Blackpool Lancashire to register for military ...

Land Army Girls. Circa 1942

During WW II many women joined the armed forces in non-combatant roles, that is they did not see actual fighting. Some women went into the Royal Air Force or the Royal Navy. Some women chose to be ...

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).