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Broadway, Meir. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene with a view of Broadway roundabout at Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The King's Arms public house is to the left of the picture and a double decker bus can be seen coming round the ...

Charabanc Outing, Stoke Road, Shelton

During the 1920s motorised transport became much more reliable. As a result small firms bought vehicles and organised trips to the seaside. This photograph was taken outside the premises of Primrose Motor ...

Children's day out, Kidsgrove.

During the 1984 - 1985 miner's strike there were ten womens action groups in north Staffordshire who supported the striking miners. They ran food centres, organised collections, manned picket lines and ...

Coach Trip, Stoke-on-Trent

Coach trips were popular during the 1950's, and much quicker and more comfortable than the early charabancs. Here is a company's staff outing, probably from Royal Doulton, about to depart for Blackpool ...

Colliery bus, Hem Heath Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent

The colliery buses contracted from PMT dropped working miners outside the picket lines during the 1984/1985 miner's strike as bus drivers refused to cross the picket lines. This photograph is reproduced ...

East Street in Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent

The gas lamp cleaner in East Street. East street with its neighbours Central Street and West Street were three streets between present day Albany Street and Gilbert Street in Goldenhill. The terraced ...

Florence Colliery miners going on a demonstration, 1984

During the miner's strike of 1984/1985 many miners and strike supporters travelled to demonstrations around the country. In later years it became illegal to picket any place of work other than your own. One ...

Goldenhill Workingmen's Club, Stoke-on-Trent

The Workingmen's Club in Goldenhill was at number 875 High Street in the 1960s. It later moved to a new site at the corner of High Street and Mobberley Road. On the extreme left hand edge is Stonier's ...

Gordon Banks and Stoke City F.C., League Cup winners

Gordon Banks played as goalkeeper for Stoke City F.C. in the 1970’s. In 1972 they won League Cup with a 2-1 win against Chelsea. Afterwards they toured the city in an open topped double decker bus....

Hartshill Road, Stoke-on-Trent

A Ford Escort and a Potteries Motor Traction bus bound for Silverdale is bought to a halt by a police constable in Hartshill. This photograph was taken close to the junction with Queens Road, looking ...

Jeffrey's Garage in Brakespeare Street, Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent

The photograph shows W Jeffrey & Sons bus and coach garage in Brakespeare Street (to the left) in Goldenhill. This is the rear entrance to the garage which fronted onto Charlotte Street. The garage has ...

Longton Town Hall. Photographed by William Blake

A view of the town hall at Longton's Times Square, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This was Longton's second town hall and was built in 1863.

Market Place, Burslem

Looking west along Market Place with the old Town Hall on the right. Opposite and just visible behind the PMT bus is the inn sign for The Leopard. This old 18th century inn was the site of first meeting, ...

Market Place, Burslem

Burslem Market Place on a dull day, viewed from Wedgwood Street. Burslem's old Town Hall is on the left and the black and white building in the distance is on the corner of St John's Square. The Potteries ...

Meir, Broadway. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Broadway, Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This is one of many street scenes in the Blake Collection. Most of them were taken in the Normacot and Dresden areas near to where ...

Normacot Infants' School, Meir Road

The school opened in 1853, with new buildings in 1876, and a new infants' school in 1895. All the new buildings were demolished in about 1954.

Old entrance to Trentham Gardens, Stone Road, Trentham

The original entrance to the leisure gardens at Trentham was between the two large "lodges" just to the right of the three PMT (Potteries Motor Traction) buses. The lodges were originally at the western ...

PMT depot, Scotia Road, Burslem

The Potteries Motor Traction company's Burslem depot was on Scotia Road. Originally it was Brown's Motor Co garage and was taken over by PMT in 1951. Enlarged in 1961, it took over from Goldenhill as ...

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