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A coal wharf, Bridgwood Street, Longton

This photograph is looking north along Bridgwood Street from close to the Sutherland Road junction. A coal wharf on the right was alongside Bridgwood Street (formerly called Wharf Street). The bridge ...

Adderley Green to Bucknall mineral railway, Bentilee.

This photograph was taken from the Arbourfield Drive bridge over the Adderley Green to Bucknall mineral railway line. The spoil tip in the distance belongs to Mossfield Colliery. The houses on the left ...

Adderley Green to Bucknall railway line, near Brokhouse Green.

Looking northwards along the mineral railway. In the distance are the crossing gates for Fenton Road. The photograph was taken from the bridge over the Causley Brook. On the skyline is Hanley with to ...

Alton Castle

View of Alton Castle in 1910. This image appeared in the North Staffordshire Railway's pocket book of places of interest along its routes. The image is featured by kind permission of the Churnet ...

Alton Castle

View of Alton Castle taken in 1910. This image appeared in the North Staffordshire Railway's pocket book of places of interest along its routes. This image is featured by kind permission of the ...

Alton station

A train hauled by Fowler 4P locomotive number 42331(?) arrives at a flooded Alton station during the 1950s. The location of the station, on a valley floor and next to the River Churnet, meant that ...

Alton station

Alton station, Staffordshire, in the 1970s. It is built in the classic Italianate style, and possibly designed by H.A. Hunt, the architect who designed Stoke-on-Trent station. After closure in the ...

Alton station

Alton station, Staffordshire, 1968. During the Second World War army, navy and air force officers would have used this station during their training visit to Alton Towers. Imagine this station ...

Alton station

Alton station, Staffordshire, around 1958. Coaches stand at the third platform whilst a through train works the "up" line. Alton castle stands on the hillside above. This image is included by kind ...

Alton station

Alton station in flood during the 1950s. Both the main track and the goods siding/third platform on the left are under a couple of feet of water! This image is included by kind permission of the Churnet ...

Alton Station. Circa 1910.

A rather dapper young gentleman takes a seat on the "down" platform at Alton Station around 1910. The station appears to be very quiet; perhaps this was a posed shot taken on a Sunday morning? This ...

Alton Towers

Clergy and choir at Alton Towers, Staffordshire. This image is taken from the collection of the Churnet Valley Railway.

Alton Towers Special, Rocester

A British Railways Fowler 2-6-4 locomotive approaches Rocester station with an Alton Towers six-coach special in the late 1950s. After the Second World War the village of Rocester was chosen for the ...

Asylum railway, Cheddleton

A view of the electric engine that powered the asylum train serving Leekbrook Asylum. This engine is now at the National Railway Museum in York. This image is taken from the collection of the Churnet ...

Asylum railway, Cheddleton

An electric railway ran from Leekbrook to the asylum at Cheddleton. It ran for about a mile and was under the control of the asylum. It carried everything from the workforce, inmates, food and coal! ...

Beer Delivery at the Black Lion

Barrels of beer are delivered to the Black Lion in 1957. The pub, at Consall Forge, Staffordshire, was built to serve workers in the local limestone industry that was carried on in the Churnet Valley ...

Beeston Tor. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape taken at Manifold Valley, Staffordshire. The geological landmark known as Beeston Tor can be seen in the background. This area is now part of the Peak District National Park.

Biddulph Road, Fegg Hayes, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph was taken looking northwards along Biddulph Road (A527) at the northern end of Fegg Hayes. The bridge in the centre carried the Biddulph Valley Branch railway line. The railway bridge ...