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A Bit Thick for Father Christmas In the Potteries. Photographed by William Blake.

Industrial landscape with the caption "A Bit Thick for Father Christmas In the Potteries". Taken at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Despite an obvious pride in many of the aspects of the pottery ...

Argyll Road, Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Argyll Road, Longton, 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 ...

Bath Street, Stoke upon Trent

From Spark Terrace corner Bath Street runs steeply down to London Road. The van with the Michelin Man on the roof is parked outside the original Stoke Library building. The factory building at the bottom ...

Belgrave Road, Dresden. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene with a group of children and cyclists. Taken at Belgrave Road, Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This is one of many street scenes in the Blake Collection. Most of them were taken ...

Bluebell Oven.

Pottery factory exterior with a view of the Bluebell Oven and derelict works on Barlow Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Taken from the Gladstone Pottery Museum Photographic Collection. This photograph ...

Book Illustration entitled "View of The Potteries." Photographed by William Blake c. 1900-1940

Photograph of a book illustration entitled "View of the Potteries." This image is used elsewhere in the collection for a presentation by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.” A small folder containing ...

Building the City Central Library, Bethesda Street, Hanley

This photograph was taken during the early stages of the building of the City Central Library and Archives in Bethesda Street. On the left is the chimney attached to the boiler house and on the right ...

Caroline Street, Longton

This is a view north east along Caroline Street. At the top end lies the junction with Upper Cross Street and Anchor Passage with The Miners' Rest public house (a Parker's Ales inn) just visible on the ...

Coal Strike, March 1912. Coal Pickers at Florence Colliery, Longton, Stoke-On-Trent. Photographed by William Blake.

View of Florence Colliery, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. People scavenge for bits of coal during the coal strike of 1912. Named after the Duke of Sutherland's daughter, the pit was opened ...

Congleton Edge, From Cloud End. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape with a view of Congleton Edge taken from Cloud End, Cheshire.

Daisy Bank Marl Hole, Longton

Lantern slide containing a view of the Daisy Bank marl hole, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. These huge holes were created due to the large scale extraction of a type of clay called marl. This ...

Demolition of a Pot Bank, Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

Industrial landscape showing the demolition of a pot bank. Taken at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Destruction of an old Colliery Stack on Sandford Hill. May 1st 1913. Photographed by William Blake.

Chimney demolition taken at Sandford Hill on May 1st 1913.

Dimmock's, Stafford Street, Hanley

The felling of Dimmock's chimney, June 15th 1905. The Dimmock's building stood between Stafford Street and Cheapside in Hanley centre. This is the site of the old skating rink.

Etruria Canal and Steel Works. Photographed by William Blake.

View of the Trent & Mersey Canal and a steel manufacturing site, including a steam crane and workers. Taken at Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Etruria Forges. Photographed by William Blake.

View of the Trent & Mersey Canal and a steel manufacturing site. Taken at Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Etruria Steel Works. Photographed by William Blake.

View of the Trent & Mersey Canal and a steel manufacturing site. Taken at Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Etruria Steel Works. Photographed by William Blake.

Industrial scene taken at Etruria Steel Works in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This view includes the Trent & Mersey Canal, a steam engine and workers tipping molten waste known as slag.