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Charles Lynam

Portrait of Charles Lynam, architect (1829-1921) and member of North Staffordshire Field Club. He was born in Colwich, educated at Christ's Hospital School, London, and in 1850 joined his father's architect's ...

Domestic Servant. Circa 1899

A rare portrait of a domestic servant. It is possible that this photograph was taken by the maid’s employer or immediate family as an exercise in photography.

Dr. A.M. McAldowie

Born in Aberdeen in 1852, Alexander Morison McAldowie moved to Staffordshire in 1876 when he was appointed House Physician at the North Staffordshire Infirmary. He later had a private practice at Brook ...

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.

Frederick Arthur Dykes, 323166 Sapper Royal Engineers. Born 1894.

Frederick Dykes was born in 1894 in Staffordshire. At the outbreak of WWI he was a railway signalman, living in Talke, Staffordshire. He saw overseas service in France and was demobbed on 17th March 1919. ...

Frederick Woolley, Hanley

Frederick Woolley was chief projectionist at the Odeon cinema during the 1950s. Here, he sits astride his motorcycle, a 1000cc Vincent Black Knight. This motorcycle still exists, but now has a 500cc ...

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 ...

George Washington portrait bust

Black basalt portrait bust, height 220mm. George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States. He was commander-in-chief of the American army and a hero of the people during the ...

Henry Leach in Study, Xmas 1908. Photographed by William Blake.

Portrait of Henry Leach.

J. A. Lovatt in Bog Lane, Longton

J.A. Lovatt was a photographer who lived at 6 Ludwall Road, Normacot. He was a member of the North Staffordshire Field Club in the 1920s. His collection of photographs of Longton and area is held at ...

John Joyce, born 1880

John Joyce was born in 1880 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. He joined the army in 1914. After WWI he moved to Ireland, where he stayed until his death in the early 1960s.

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 ...

Matthew Edward Joyce, Pioneer Corps. Born 1919

Matthew Joyce was born in December 1919 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Matthew survived combat in World War Two.

Matthew Edward Joyce, RE (T) 2157 Sapper, Royal Engineers 492054. Born 1885

Matthew was born in 1885 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. He married Florence Alice Leadbetter in 1905. He enlisted into the Royal Engineers on 10th October 1914 and a year later was serving in ...

Minton Plaque

Plaque. 2002.C.461. 1879. Earthenware. D : 30.4 cm. Plaque painted by Herbert William Foster with a young woman seated beside a window. H.W. Foster was a painter and designer born at Endon, Stoke-on-Trent ...

Minton Plaque: Portrait of Leon Arnoux

Plaque, 2002.C.456, c.1890. H: 21 cm. Portrait plaque of Leon Arnoux, Art Director of Minton 1848-1902, in silhouette form. Painted by his son-in-law, Louis Solon, using the pâte-sur-pâte technique ...

Mr. Latham, Photographer, Trentham

Latham was an early Staffordshire photographer who worked for Underwood and Underwood, a London-based company producing Stereoscope cards in the 1850s and 1860s of places such as Westminster Abbey, Chatsworth, ...

Portrait of Dan Irving. Photographed by William Blake

A portrait of Dan Irving (1854-1924) on an invitation from Longton Labour Church to hear him speak at Longton Town Hall. Irving was a socialist activist, and later became Labour party Member of Parliament ...