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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 ...

A view from Greenway Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

This is a view from Greenway Hall Road. In the foreground are the nurseries of A.P. Matthews with the 1920's bungalows along one side of Nursery Avenue leading up towards the new houses which were built ...

Victoria Colliery, Black Bull, Stoke-on-Trent

The headgear of number 1 and 2 shafts at Victoria Colliery (also known as Black Bull). Originally part of Robert Heath's coal and iron businesses. The colliery was closed in 1982 and the site is now a ...

Tunstall Town Hall

The side entrance to Tunstall Town Hall on Butterfield Place (Formerly Amicable Street) and to the right, the entrance to the Public Market. Tunstall Town Hall was completed in 1885, built of brick and ...

Royal Albert Pottery, Bank Street, Tunstall

Alfred Meakin's Royal Albert Pottery in Bank Street, Tunstall. This is the rear of the works, with the main entrance on neighbouring Parsonage Street. To the right, at the end of Bank Street just visible ...

Richards Tiles Ltd, Brownhills Road, Tunstall

The Richard's Tiles factory on Brownhills Road was opened in 1934, to supplement the existing Pinnox Works on Scotia Road. At the time it was heralded as "one of the best and most up-to-date tile factories ...

Recycling shraff, Stoke-on-Trent

Old and broken electrical insulators being out on a conveyor to be ground up and the material reused in new pottery body. The photograph was probably taken at Harrison's Mill in Stanley Moss. Possibly ...

H&R Johnson's Highgate tile works, Tunstall

The Highgate tile works of H & R Johnson was opposite Enoch Wedgwood's pottery on Brownhills Road, Tunstall. The Highgate pottery dates from the 1830s and originally belonged to George Hood. It passed ...

Cowlishaw & Walker Mining Engineering Company, Brown Lees Road, Stoke-on-Trent

The photograph shows the rear of the Cowlishaw & Walker Mining Engineering company's works in Brown Lees Road. Previously the works were part of Robert Heath & Low Moor Bidulph Iron & Steel Co. The site ...

Butterfield Place, Tunstall

The photograph is looking west along Butterfield Place towards Tunstall High Street. Butterfield Place was originally known as Amicable Street. On the right is the side and rear of Tunstall Town Hall ...

Enoch Wedgwood factory, Brownhills Road, Tunstall

The Brownhills are lies north of the road from Longport to Tunstall. The Enoch Wedgwood factory was on the eastern side of Brownhills Road, between Richard's Tiles (Brownhills Tile) Works and Pinnox ...

Enoch Wedgwood's factory, Brownhills Road, Tunstall

The south side and rear of Enoch Wedgwood's factory on Brownhills Road in Tunstall. The factory dates from 1889 and there was originally a line of seven bottle kilns. The site has been cleared.

Brownhills Road, Tunstall

Looking south along Brownhills Road from the corner of Canal Lane. The site of Brownhill Hall and Brownhills High School (today, The Co-Operative Academy) is off to the left. The road leads to Middleport. ...

Brownhills Road, Tunstall

The photograph was taken from Canal Lane looking south east towards the old Brownhills High School for Girls. Brownhills Road runs across the bottom of the photograph. The original school was based around ...

Brownhills High School, Stoke-on-Trent

The photograph shows the main buildings and playing fields of Brownhills High School. This site is now the Co-operative Academy of Stoke on Trent, with new school buildings. The School was originally ...

Black Bull station and Victoria Colliery aerial ropeway, Brindley Ford, Stoke-on-Trent

Black Bull Station was just north of Brindley Ford on the Biddulph Valley line, opened in 1860. The station opened in 1864 but the line was used mainly for coal and iron stone and passenger numbers were ...

Benson Street,Pitts Hill, Tunstall

Looking east along Benson Street (formerly New Street) in Pitts Hill. The photograph was taken from the corner of St Michaels Road (formerly High Street). On the right is the former Tunstall Primitive ...

Coach service at Alton Towers

The 20th Earl of Shrewsbury in the driving seat of his 'Greyhound' coach, in front of Alton Towers, one of his family homes. During 1892 and 1893 the Earl ran a daily coach service between Alton Towers ...