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Chance & Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford

Salt crystals being spread out to drain after evaporation at Chance and Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford Common. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water supplies ...

Chance & Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford

Workers skimming salt crystals from brine evaporation pans at Chance and Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford Common. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water ...

Chance & Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford

The hothouse at Chance and Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford Common. Salt crystals are being packed in sacks or tubs. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water ...

Chance & Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford

Salt blocks being laid out to drain and dry in the hothouse at Chance and Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford Common. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water ...

Chance & Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford

A worker sawing salt blocks at Chance and Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford Common. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water supplies for the town. In 1893 ...

Chance & Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford

Workers repairing iron evaporation pans at Chance and Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford Common. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water supplies for the town. ...

Chance & Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford

workers skimming salt crystals from brine evaporation pans at Chance and Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford Common. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water ...

Charles Pye's grave, Baswich Churchyard

The grave of Charles Pye (1853-1929)in the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church, Baswich. Charley Pye was a well-known figure in Milford, and was for many years landlord of the Barley Mow. This view ...

Chemical Laboratory, Congreaves Iron Works, Cradley Heath

The interior of the Chemical Laboratory at Congreaves Iron Works, Congreaves Road, Cradley Heath. The British Iron Company set up its ironworks at Cradley Heath in 1825. By 1860 there were six blast ...

Chemical works and iron works, Ravensdale, Tunstall

Looking south down the Fowlea Brook valley in the Ravensdale area of Tunstall. The photograph was taken off Ravensdale Road. On the right is the National Benzole petroleum plant and on the left Talke ...

Coffee pot

Ellgreave coffee pot. The Ellgreave Pottery Co. Ltd. factory was on Ellgreave Street in Burslem until the early 1960s, when production switched to Wharf Street.

Colouring Doll's Heads in the Potteries. Photographed by William Blake.

Postcard showing paintresses decorating doll's heads in a Stoke-on-Trent pot bank. On the reverse of the post card it is stated that the image was taken in 1880. However, this date is too early. Blake ...

Comparative Calculations - Pamphlet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

During 1796, a fierce debate was raging in Stoke-on-Trent over controversial proposals to build a new canal. The new canal promised to link Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire with the Cheshire Canal ...

Construction at Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell

The new Frit Department building under construction at Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell. The manufacture of underglaze colours in Cresswell began in 1870, when a small works was set up by Pigott and ...

Dove shoe and floor polish advertiesment, Stafford

Dove polishes were manufactured by Spic and Span Shoe Polishes in Stafford. Spic and Span Shoe Polishes Ltd. was established in Glover Street on 3 June 1932. The company was partly owned by Lotus ...

Dove shoe polish tins

Spic and Span Shoe Polishes Ltd. was established in Glover Street on 3 June 1932. The company was partly owned by Lotus Ltd., the shoe manufacturers. In 1938 the company, under the directorship of ...

Dr B S Jackson, Evode Ltd., Stafford

Barry joined the company in 1953 as a Works Chemist and quickly progressed to become Technical Director in the early 1960s. This is not surprising to those who knew him, he was an exceptional chemist, ...

Dr Hermann Simon, Evode Ltd., Stafford

Dr Simon was a partner in a German company who formulated and marketed chemicals for use in the building industry. He left Germany with his family in late 1937 to take a job as a chemist at Spic and Span, ...