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Mining rescue team at the Minnie Pit, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This mining rescue team is about to descend into the tunnels of the Minnie Pit following the Minnie Pit disaster of January 1918. It was the Potteries' worst colliery accident: around 160 men and ...

Rail accident at Uttoxeter

A group of men survey the damage resulting from a rail accident at Uttoxeter station in 1890. Although this section of the line was under the control of Uttoxeter engine shed, a heavy crane was called ...

Safety training at Shelton Bar Steelworks, Stoke-on-Trent

The men in this picture are simulating an accident on the train lines serving Shelton Bar steelworks. The rescuers, Frank and Jack Chevin appear to be attempting to lift the casualty without touching ...