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Gardens at Alton Towers

Stereoscope slide containing a view of Alton Towers and formal gardens. Originally home to the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury, Alton Towers has been developed into one of Europe's best known theme ...

Moreton Old Hall. Photographed by William Blake.

View of Moreton Old Hall, Congleton Road, Cheshire. Little Moreton Hall, as it is known today, is a fine example of a Tudor period timber framed moated manor house. The building is a National Trust ...

Wenger's Colour Works, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent

Wenger's Ceramic Colour and Chemical works offices seen from outside the entrance to Etruria Station. The old Etruria Road runs across the bottom of the photograph with the railway bridge in the centre. ...

Milton Aluminium works, Redhills Road, Milton, Stoke-on-Trent

Looking along Redhills Road towards the entrance to the Milton works of British Aluminium. British Aluminium established rolling mills at Milton in 1897 and they remained until the works closed in 1965. ...

The Limes Maternity Hospital, Hartshill Road, Stoke-on-Trent

The Limes was used as a maternity block for the main North Staffs Royal Infirmary. This Victorian house was converted into a maternity hospital in 1928 at a cost of £14,000. The building was demolished ...

Roman Catholic Church, Lower Foundry Street, Hanley

The building on the left was originally the church of St Mary and St Patrick, opened in 1860. the present church of the Sacred Heart on Jasper Street was consecrated in 1911. The church in Lower Foundry ...

Uttoxeter Road, Normacot

Old cottages by the milestone on Uttoxeter Road, Normacot. All The dwellings that we see here lasted another 30 to 35 years after the photograph was taken before they were demolished to make way for ...

WRVS Tea Van, Stoke-on-Trent

The Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress, Council Officials and Civil Defence members photographed in front of a mobile tea van during the Second World War. Mobile tea vans like this would have been operated ...

Cromartie Street, Longton

A wintery scene in the Dresden district of Longton. Note an almost total absence of cars parked on the street. Not much call for a gritter lorry in those days! File name: Cromartie-St-in-the-Snow-c-...

Bomb Damage, Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent

Photograph of a bomb damaged shop on the High Street in Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent. Part of an official survey commissioned in 1941 by the City of Stoke-on-Trent.

Bomb Damage, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent

Bomb damage at the rear of Heathouse Lane, Bucknall, photographed on 23 August 1942. Comment by David Salt: "I was born on 29 January 1941, in 10 Hulton Road, Abbey Hulton. The earliest memory, that ...

Bomb Damage, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Bomb damage at Taylor Avenue, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme, in June 1941. Note the crater in the foreground, and surviving furniture being loaded onto the back of a truck immediately beyond. Part ...

Bomb damage, Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent

Bomb damage on High Street, Pittshill. This photograph is part of an official survey of bomb damage commissioned by the City of Stoke-on-Trent in 1941.

Bomb damage, Stoke-on-Trent

Bomb damage at Old Stoke Road, Stoke-on-Trent, 1941.

Handshake at Rushton station

On a wet day at Rushton, station staff and footplate crew exchange a friendly handshake. This could have been a retirement handshake, or a goodbye handshake due to closure of the station. Who knows? A ...

R. J. Mitchell's Birth Place, 115 Congleton Road, Butt Lane

Reginald J Mitchell, designer of the Spitfire, was born at 115 Congleton Road, Butt Lane, Stoke-on-Trent. ,He then moved with his family to 87 Chaplin Road, Longton, and later to nearby Victoria Cottage ...

Black Bull Station and Victoria Colliery, Brindley Ford

This is a view looking north from Bull Lane towards Victoria Colliery. Black Bull station buildings can be seen on the right hand side. The station was on the now dismantled Biddulph Valley Branch. On ...

Pool House Farm, Bucknall

The farm house dates from the 18th Century. Water, electricity and a telephone were first connected in 1956. Behind the farm, alongside sawmills, was Bucknall Station Alongside, out of shot, was a ...