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Aerial photograph. Trent Vale housing scheme. Circa 1935

During the inter war years the City Council, along with many other councils in the country, embarked upon a massive house building programme. Not only was this to encourage people to move to the area ...

Axe Edge, neer Leek. Photographed by William Blake.

A view of Axe Edge and the Leek-Buxton road. This area lies within the Peak District National Park. The image is one of a series labelled "Leek & Buxton".

Baddeley Green from Norton Lane, Norton-in-the-Moors

The camera is looking east from Norton Primary School over the valley of the Trent towards Baddeley Green. Hidden in the valley is the Caldon Canal , with Engine Locks Cottage is just to the left of ...

Baling hay at Old Greenway Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Farmer with a young workforce outside Greenway Hall farm. A Massey Ferguson 35 tractor with a Massey Ferguson 703 square baler is baling hay. The farm buildings have been rearranged.

Barlaston Downs. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape with a view of Barlaston Downs, also known as Downs Banks, near Stone, Staffordshire.

Bell Heather, or Erica cinerea

You can spot this shrub on the drier parts of heaths and moors, especially in the Churnet Valley and Cannock Chase. Flowering between May and August, it produces fruit between August and October and ...

Birches Head Road, Abbey Hulton

The view east along Birches Head Road from Leek Road in Abbey Hulton. The housing to the top right of the photograph is in Sneyd Green. The land to the left of the junction is now housing and Carmountside ...

Birches Head Road, Caldon Canal, Abbey Hulton, Stoke on Trent

A view north east across the River Trent valley from the Birches Head Road bridge over the Caldon Canal. The buildings in the right centre were Abbey Farm in the 1960s, now Trent Country Club, with Redhills ...

Bird Vetch, or Vicia cracca

This perennial grows in hayfields, wet meadows, hedgerows and wood borders. It boasts a set of tendrils that cling to other vegetation. Flowering between June and August, its can grow to a length ...

Black Bull Station and Victoria Colliery, Brindley Ford

This is a view looking north from Bull Lane towards Victoria Colliery. Black Bull station buildings can be seen on the right hand side. The station was on the now dismantled Biddulph Valley Branch. On ...

Blythe Bridge Road, Rough Close. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Blythe Bridge Road, Rough Close, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Bog Lane, Lightwood

Bog Lane was later known as Woodpark Lane.

Chatterley Whitfield Valley, Stoke-on-Trent

Meadow land in the Fegg Hayes area of the city. Cutting through the centre of the picture from left to right is the Biddulph Valley branch line. The spoil tip in the background belongs to Norton Colliery, ...

Checkley Church. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape including St. Mary & All Saints Church, Church Lane, Checkley, Staffordshire.

Checkley from the South. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape overlooking Checkley, Staffordshire. This view was taken from Checkley Bank, to the south of the village. Rectory Farm can be seen to the right.

Cheddleton, Staffordshire. Photographed by William Blake.

Village view taken at Cheddleton, Staffordshire. Including the Leek Road bridge and Caldon Canal.

Cheshire Plain. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape with a view of Cloud End and the Cheshire Plain. Taken from Congleton Edge, Cheshire.

Cheshire Plain. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape with a view of Cloud End and the Cheshire Plain. Taken from Congleton Edge, Cheshire.