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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 ...

Dovedale. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape with a view of the River Dove taken at Dovedale, Derbyshire. This area is now part of the Peak District National Park.

Holiday makers

This photograph shows three people enjoying the beach in their bathing costumes. During the years between the first and second world wars the holiday seasons saw hordes of people flooding into seaside ...

Manifold Valley Railway. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape taken at Manifold Valley, Staffordshire. The photograph includes the Manifold Valley Railway and a packed passenger train travelling through the valley. The line closed in 1934, and the track ...

Noarrow Boats outside Winkle and Wood Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent

Canals are now mostly used for recreation with many people owning or hiring narrow boats for touring holidays. Some people live in canal narrow boats and have permanent moorings at the canal side or in ...

South Shore Baths, Blackpool. Circa 1920

This is a postcard of South Shore open air swimming baths in Blackpool. The image was taken between 1920 and 1930. Many people in the Potteries spent their holidays in Blackpool and Rhyl, often visiting ...

Visit by pottery students to Berryhill brickworks

This picture was taken on Saturday 27th March 1926 during a visit by pottery students to the brickworks department of Berryhill Collieries Ltd. As you can see from the photograph many of the students ...

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