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Hanley Deep Pit

Hanley Deep Pit lay in the area just outside the town of Hanley, at a place called Far Green. When sunk it was the deepest shaft in the area. The colliery was owned by Earl Granville and supplied ...

Lawn Farm, Berry Hill, Stoke-on-Trent

The farmhouse at LWN farm with Mossfields Colliery spoil tip in the background. This farm is close to the medieval (13th or 14th Century) moated farm or manor house, a short distance to the east. The ...

Wall of Saggars in Burslem

A wall of saggars between Oxley Street (named Howard Street until the 1950s) and Haywood Street in Burslem. Saggars were fireclay containers, mostly round, oval or oblong, used to protect pottery from ...

Duke Street, Fenton

This Photograph was taken at Heron Cross junction of Blurton Road, Grove Road, Heron Street and Duke Street. The chemist's ship (Mott and Co) was on corner of Duke Street and Blurton Road. Duke Street ...

Broadway and Bright Street, Meir

Maypole dancing, possibly as part of the celebrations for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. This picture was taken at the junction of Broadway and Bright Street at Meir. The shop in the ...

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.

Uttoxeter Road, Longton

This photograph was taken from the junction of Uttoxeter Road and Victoria Road. Victoria road has been renamed Bengry road and shows Heath's shop. Nothing remains of these buildings due to the widening ...

Sunbeam S7 motorcycle. Circa 1955. Photographed by Fred Woolley

This is a photo of a mechanic called Gordon Crichlow, he worked at J & N Bassetts, motorcycles 18 Howard Place Shelton. The photo is taken at the side of the workshops in Pynest Street, a roof was put ...

Plaza Cinema, King Street, Fenton

The Plaza stood on the corner of Pak Lane and King Street. Parts of the building still stand and operate as a snooker hall. The Plaza started life in 1910 as one of George Barber's Picture Palaces, one ...

The Broadway Cinema, Meir

A view of the Broadway Cinema on Uttoxeter Road, Meir. Art-deco in style, the cinema opened in 1936. It could seat over 1000 filmgoers and was on the Broadway Roundabout on Sandon Road. The site was close ...

The Focus Cinema, Market Street, Longton

A view north west along Market Street, formerly High Street, Longton. The Focus Cinema is in the centre of the photograph and to its left the premises of Hughes and Harber, printers and publishers. The ...

Alhambra Cinema, Longton

Built in 1914 by T C Wild, a Longton pottery owner and future Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, the Alhambra picture house stood on Upper Normacot Road at the corner of Herbert Road (off to the right). Spring ...

Heron Cross Infant's School, Fenton

This school was on Claud Street, just off Grove Road in Heron Cross. The building dates from 1911/12 and was formerly a Wesleyan Methodist School. The lamp standard in the foreground still has the old ...

Milton Station, Stoke-on-Trent

The view north long the railway from the single platform of Milton Station towards the bridge carrying Leek New Road (A53) over the line. This is the old North Staffordshire Railway branch line from Stoke ...

Warning about Sunday misbehaviour - from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

In the early 1800s, faith and church played a forceful role in governing the everyday life Stoke-on-Trent's people - although not everybody fell into line! Misbehaviour Parish officials known as ...

Quaker Chapel, Aquinas Street, Stoke-on-Trent

The Society of Friends (Quakers) occupied the former Congregational Chapel in Aquinas Street (previously Thomas Street) from the 1850s. This side of the chapel is the entrance to the Society of Friends ...

St Peter's School, Boothen Old Road, Stoke-on-Trent

St Peter's Secondary Boys' School opened in 1932 using the buildings of the old Central National School. The Central National School had opened in 1905 and had taken boys from St Peter's Church of England ...

St Peter's Church School, Stoke-on-Trent

The tablet over the window reads "NATIONAL SCHOOL erected and supported by VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS 1815". The school benefitted also from a £3000 endowment from J C Woodhouse, Dean of Lichfield and former ...