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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 ...

Bank House Farm, Hanford

The photograph shows the house and buildings of Bank House Farm, part of The Sutherland Estate. The farm was at the southern end of Bankhouse Road in Hanford. Anthony Rawlins born 1873 bought the farm ...

Longton

Times Square, Longton. The railway runs from Stoke to Derby, and winds its way around the back of the town and towards the tunnel at Meir. The building on the left is the Crown & Anchor Hotel. It was ...

Looking towards Florence Colliery from Normacot

This photograph was taken from Read's sandpit and quarry on Star and Garter Road in Normacot looking westwards. At over 600 feet (190 metres) above sea level, this is one of the higher points in the city. ...

Trentham Road

A view looking towards Belgrave Road, Dresden; a view that has changed very little. Note the push bikes parked at the road side. This busy road is used by traffic heading into and out of Longton town. ...

Shelton Old Road, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph is looking along Shelton Old Road down towards the railway bridge and Stoke Road, where the A500 (Queensway) intersection is today. The cameraman was just round the corner from Hartshill ...