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At the bottom shaft of Littleton Colliery No.3 , Huntington.

The photograph was taken to mark the completion of installation of CCTV in the pit bottom. The three large objects visible at the top of the picture are floodlights on either side and a CCTV camera in ...

Back Alley in Fenton

The camera is looking along the alleyway between the terraced houses on Best Street (left) and Fenpark Road (right). Park Lane runs across the foreground. The mound in the distance is the spoil tip of ...

Baggeridge Woods Colliery, Himley

A view of base of the boiler house chimney stack and one of the sets of winding gear. Baggeridge was sunk in February 1899, mining a coal seam at a depth of 600 feet. A second shaft was sunk in 1910 ...

Baggeridge Woods Colliery, Himley

View of Baggeridge Woods Colliery, Himley. The first shaft at Baggeridge was sunk in February 1899, mining a coal seam at a depth of 600 feet. A second shaft was sunk in 1910 and the colliery came into ...

Bank Street, Tunstall

Bert Bentley, the photographer, described this as a typical Potteries scene with "a pottery works, kilns, chapel, colliery dirt tip and terraced houses". On the left is the United Methodist Chapel ...

Barlow and Willday, coal merchants, Glascote road, Glascote, Tamworth

Samuel Barlow Coal Co. Ltd offices can be seen on the right, with W.H. Willday and Co. Ltd Offices on the left, with their coal delivery van parked outside. Barlows shipped and moved coal in bulk whilst ...

Barthomley Road, Birches Head, Stoke-on-Trent

The camera is looking in a northerly direction along Barthomley Road from the corner of Acton Street. In the distance is a spoil tip belonging to the Shelton Collieries. Coming in on the left is Burnley ...

Baswich Salt Works, Stafford,

Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water supplies for the town. In 1893 the Stafford Salt and Alkali Co. was founded on Common Road. The company opened ...

Bedford Street Lock and Mellor's Millers on the Caldon Canal, Hanley

This photograph was taken from the Bedford Street Locks (locks 1 and 2) looking north along the Caldon Canal towards Mellor' Mills wharf and works. The canal bends sharply round to the left towards the ...

Belle Vale, Cradley Heath, West Midlands

A snowy view from the road looking towards a bridge at Belle Vale, Cradley Heath. An industrial building and large slag heap are in the background. Photographer: Albert Henry Yelland.

Bell's old fireclay pit, Cobridge

The fireclay pit supplied Cobridge Refractories works which was off the photograph to the left. The camera is looking over the pit towards Hillary Street (on the right) and Crystal Street and Blackwell's ...

Bemersley Farm, Brindley Ford

This is a view east from Hugh Bourne's old Primitive Methodist Chapel in Brindley Ford. The chapel has been demolished. At the top of the path is Bemersley Farm, where Hugh Bourne lived for a time. The ...

Benzol Rectification Plant, Birchenwood Colliery, Kidsgrove

A by-product of coal, benzol was used as a 'motor spirit'. Birchenwood colliery opened in the 1890s, most of the coal being used for coke and other by-products. The colliery actually closed in 1932, ...

Berry Hill Colliery, Fenton

Berry Hill colliery, Fenton (1863-1960). This colliery occupied three sites in the same area. For many years Berry Hill was the headquarters of the former Staffordshire and Western Areas of the National ...

Berry Hill from Fenton Park

This was the view north from Fenton Park towards Berry Hill Colliery spoil tip. just to the right are the chimneys and buildings of Slater's brickworks alongside Berry Hill marl pit. In the distance ...

Berry Hill Mines Rescue Station, Hanley

This was originally the pithead baths building of Berry Hill Colliery. The colliery closed in 1959 and the old baths were converted into the North Staffs Rescue Station, opening in 1962. The station had ...

Berryhill Secondary School, Stoke-on-Trent

Berry Hill Secondary Modern School under construction in September 1964. The photograph was taken west of Arbourfield Drive looking eastwards. The disturbed ground in the foreground is spoil from the ...

Biddulph Valley and Victoria Colliery.

Victoria Colliery pictured from the tracks of the Biddulph Valley branch line. The aerial cable cars can be seen taking spoil to the 'slag heap'. The mine was owned by Robert Heath, who lived in nearby ...