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Duckett type toilet. Circa 1972

This type of toilet was in general use in working class housing in the Potteries from around 1880.

John Street, Longton.

John Street consisted of many houses and courtyards. This was a closed court off Lower John Street and it is easy to image the unsanitary conditions that people lived in. The houses were surrounded by ...

John Street, Longton. Factory Wall. Circa 1930

This image of John Street portrays a bleak picture of working class life in the city in the late nineteenth & early twentieth centuries. Notice the close proximity of the houses to the large pottery factory. ...

United Co-Operative Laundries Association, Campbell Road, Stoke-on-Trent

The United Co-operative Laundry building was on the west side of Campbell road, just south of Spode Street. The original building has been demolished. As part of the Co-operative Society movement, the ...