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A G Richardson's Britannia Pottery, Cobridge

A G Richardson's Britannia Pottery stood at the junction of North Road and Leek New Road in Cobridge. Behind the works is the spoil tip of Sneyd Colliery (now Sneyd Hill Park). The office building still ...

A view north from Hartshill Park, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph was taken from the top of Vicarage Road, at the entrance to Hartshill Park and Nature Reserve. The camera is looking northwards. Inn the foreground is the Diamond Clay Works, manufacturing ...

Berry Hill Mines Rescue Station, Hanley

This was originally the pithead baths building of Berry Hill Colliery. The colliery closed in 1959 and the old baths were converted into the North Staffs Rescue Station, opening in 1962. The station had ...

Biddulph Valley and Victoria Colliery.

Victoria Colliery pictured from the tracks of the Biddulph Valley branch line. The aerial cable cars can be seen taking spoil to the 'slag heap'. The mine was owned by Robert Heath, who lived in nearby ...

Biddulph Valley Branch mineral railway at Milton Road, Stoke-on-Trent

A view north along the ex North Staffordshire Railway's Biddulph Valley Branch near Milton Road. Norton Colliery waste tip and the Ford Green Iron Works are the centre behind the line house. Much of the ...

Coal mining by hand

The men is this picture are using hand tools to remove coal from the rock face and are loading it into a wagon. As you can tell from the picture mining was hot, dark and claustrophobic work and the risks ...

Coal strike at Florence Colliery in Longton

Coal mining strikes occured in North Staffordshire on a number of occasions during the twentieth century. This images shows people scavanging for coal on waste tips during the 1912 coal strike. Coal was ...

Coal Strike, March 1912. "Digging Coal out of Old Pit Mounds". Photographed by William Blake.

"Digging Coal out of Old Pit Mounds". People forage for coal during the strike during March 1912.

Coal Strike, March 1912. "Labour Works A Seam On Its Own Behalf." Photographed by William Blake.

Coal Strike, March 1912. "Labour Works A Seam On Its Own Behalf." Taken at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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 ...

Coal Tip and Marl Hole, Berry Hill, Stoke-on-Trent

Industrial landscape with a view of a coal tip and marl hole. Photograph taken by Longton photographer, William Blake.

Colliery Winding House. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing the interior of a colliery winding house and two pit workers. The identity of the colliery is unknown. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation ...

Colliery Winding House. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing the interior of a colliery winding house and two pit workers. The identity of the colliery is unknown. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation ...

Cup Handlers. Photographed by William Blake.

Postcard showing cup handlers at work in the Potteries, Staffordshire. On the reverse of the post card it is stated that the image was taken in 1886. However, this date is too early. Blake was not ...

Deep Pit Colliery, Hanley

Number 1 shaft winding gear at Hanley Deep Pit Colliery. The colliery was originally owned by the Shelton Iron, Steel & Coal Company and its coal was taken by rail to the coking ovens at the neighbouring ...

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.

Extracting coal from the Winghay seam, Silverdale Colliery, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The miners in this photograph are using modern cutting machinery to extract coal from the productive Winghay seam at Silverdale Colliery. It was large coal seams like this that made Silverdale one of ...

Fegg Hayes Road and Chatterley Whitfield Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent

Looking east along Fegg Hayes Road towards Chatterley Whitfield Colliery. Oxford Road is at the end. Fegg Hayes Road was originally called North Parade. On the right edge is the entrance to the Lear ...