Apedale, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:1960 - 1975 (c.)

Description:Apedale looking towards the Wedgwood monument, prior to it being damaged in a storm.
The Wedgwood Monument was erected in 1850 and was a memorial to John Wedgwood (1760-1839) who had been a local colliery owner. The monument was damaged in a gale on 2nd January 1976 and now stands a quarter of its original height.

The estate of Apedale has a long history, going back to the Romans. The area was worked for iron ore and coal for many years until the industries general demise. Apedale has now been redeveloped as a country park and Heritage Centre.

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Donor ref:PA1584 (22/4599)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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