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Mothers Pride Bakery and Mazda Lamps factory, Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent

These two factories were just north of the junction with Clayton Lane. Mother's Pride was part of Rank Hovis MacDougal and later, from 1975, part of Premier foods and in the 1970s and 80s was the best ...

AN IMITATION Of one of "Moore's Melodies" - Broadside ballad sheet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

A call to the INDEPENDENT FREEHOLDERS OF STAFFORDSHIRE This song urges local freeholders to vote for a candidate named Dent. The 'Dent' mentioned, who used the tune from Moore for his song, was John ...

Boughey Street, Stoke-on-Trent

Looking up Boughey Street from its junction with London Road. At the top is Liddle Street and behind, the houses on Hunters Way. Boughey Street was first laid out in the 1880s, with just then first few ...

Ubberley Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

A photograph of a pencil sketch of Ubberley Hall dated 28 September 1861. This old stone house stood on the east side of Ubberley Road and was demolished in 1958. Photographed by William Blake of Longton....

Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent

A view looking towards Glebe Street and the town of Stoke. To the extreme left is the original Roebuck Hotel (now demolished). To the right is Station Road and the railway station. St. Peter's Church ...

View of Longton

View of Longton looking south-east from the tower of St. James’ Church. In his caption for the North Staffordshire Field Club, Blake emphasised the unhealthy conditions of these streets: “The Ministry ...

The Potter's Wheel, Wellington Works, Longton

Lantern slide showing a thrower and assistant working at a potter’s wheel, with a third worker manually turning the wheel at J.H. Cope’s Wellington Works on the corner of Commerce Street and Stafford ...

Cookery Class, Sutherland Institute, Longton

A cookery class at the Sutherland Institute, Longton with the caption: "The Cheerless Air of English Cooks Under the "U" Boat Menace. April 1917." Photographer: William Blake of Longton.

Cookery Class, Sutherland Institute, Longton

A cookery class at the Sutherland Institute, Longton with the caption: "Who Cares for 1917 Weather with a Kitchen like this?" The girl in the centre is Olive Eardley (later Hill), who was the daughter ...

Trades Union march, Longton

A Trades Union march past William Blake’s photography shop on Stafford Street, Longton, now The Strand. The central banner belongs to the Socialist Democratic Federation. Photographer: William Blake ...

Elizabeth and Clara Blake, Longton

William Blake’s mother, Elizabeth (left), and his aunt Clara (right), outside the Blakes’ house at Woodside Villas, Sandford Hill, Longton. The Blakes are recorded as living here in a 1907 directory. Photographer: ...

Elizabeth and Clara Blake, Southampton

William Blake’s mother, Elizabeth (left), and his aunt Clara (right). A cat is perched on Elizabeth’s shoulder. Taken during a visit to Blake’s father’s family in Southampton. Photographer: William ...

Church of the Resurrection, Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent

The Church of the Resurrection was built on land given by the Duke of Sutherland in 1853, to designs by George Gilbert Scott. It stands on Red Bank in Dresden, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. It was extended ...

St. Lukes Church, Florence, Longton

A copy of the address to Reverend V.G. Aston. St. Luke's Church stood on Cromartie Street and was a mission of the Church of the Resurrection, Dresden, and was built in 1884.

Font, Church of the Resurrection, Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent

A font designed by George Gilbert Scott for the Church of the Ressurection, Dresden, built in 1863. The band of red Minton tiles below the rim has the inscription ‘I acknowledge one baptism for the remission ...

Floral Tributes To Aaron Edwards, Dresden, Longton

Cemetery scene with a view of the grave and floral tribute to Aaron Edwards. He was buried at the Church of the Resurrection, Dresden, Longton. Photographer: William Blake of Longton.

Spring Valley, Trentham

A stereoscope view of Spring Valley at Trentham. Spring Valley, on the Trentham Estate, separates Jervis Wood from King's Wood. Photographer: William Blake of Longton

Wade Whimsies Squirrels

Wade Ceramics Ltd began making small porcelain 'Whimsies' figures in 1954. Wade Ceramics Ltd began making small porcelain 'Whimsies' figures in 1954. These later examples of Wade’s ‘Squirrels’, manufactured ...