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Ancient Corn Pot. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide of an ancient corn pot. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.” A small folder containing ...

Ancient Corn Pot. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide of an ancient corn pot. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.” A small folder containing ...

Arches in Stoke-on-Trent Churchyard

This view of St. Peter's Church, Stoke-on-Trent is from Church Street. The arches in the foreground are the ruins of a Saxon and a later twelfth century church. The remains of the medieval church were ...

Axe and Grindstone. Photographed by William Blake.

On the left is a Late Bronze Age socketed axe head. On the right is the lower part of a rotary quern, a milling device from the Roman period. A heavy stone with a central hole would have sat on this ...

Bear & Billet Hotel, Chester. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide with a view of the Bear & Billet Hotel and the Bridgegate in Chester.

Bethesda Chapel, Hanley

This is an interior photograph of Bethesda Chapel taken in April 1949. The people standing on the balcony, in the top right corner of the photograph, are the choir. Built in 1819, Bethesda Chapel is an ...

Biddulph, Shepherds Cross. Photographed by William Blake.

Stonework landmark known as Shepherd's Cross, Biddulph, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Bleak Hill

Map of Bleak Hill, an area just south of Burslem town centre. This area is known as Cobridge these days. Waterloo Road, the main road out of Burslem, runs down the centre of the map. The expanse of ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Brownhills

Map showing the area known as Brownhills. It is situated to the north-west of Burslem town centre. Why were the maps made? This series of maps was surveyed by the Ordnance Survey Department in 1851 ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Brownhills

Map showing Brownhills, an area to the north-west of Burslem town centre. High Street (now Brownhills Road), running down the centre if the map, runs up into Tunstall. Liverpool Road is now called ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Burslem

Map of the southern part of Burslem town centre including St. John's Church and graveyard. Bourne's Bank, Navigation Road and Pleasant Street are still features of modern Burslem. The open land ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Burslem

Map showing the area to the north-west of Burslem town centre. Liverpool Road is now known as Westport Road. Why were the maps made? This series of maps was surveyed by the Ordnance Survey Department ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Burslem and Kilncroft

Map showing the east side of Burslem town centre and outlying area. The area below Chapel Lane and along Nile Street appears to have been called Kilncroft at the time. This is the approximate location ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Burslem and Surrounding Area

Map covering the area to the north-east of Burslem town centre as far as the parish borders with Wolstanton and Norton-in-the-Moors. This area is now the site of the Park Road and Stanfields estates, ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Burslem and Surrounding Area

Map including Burslem town centre, Sneyd, Rushton Grange, Cobridge and Abbey Hulton. The map provides good general detail of Burslem town centre. The layout of the town is very similar to today. The ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Burslem Town Centre

Map showing the northern edge of Burslem town centre. Liverpool Road, to the bottom left of the map, is now known as Westport Road. New Road, running from the top centre of the map, is now known ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Burslem Town Centre

Map showing the southern area of Burslem town centre and Waterloo Road. Bethel Chapel, The Mitre Inn and The Waterloo and American Hotel buildings can still be found in these locations today. The ...

Burslem area Ordnance Survey Maps - Burslem Town Centre

Map of Burslem town centre. The layout of the town is generally the same as it is today. Burslem Town Hall, The Leopard Inn, The Queen's Head, The Swan Inn, The George Hotel, The Old Crown, The New ...