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Aynsley China's Sydney Works, Longton

This photograph was taken looking east from the corner of Bridgwood Street and Sutherland Road. On the right hand side is Aynsley's Sydney Works. This is part of what is known as Aynsley's Northern Range ...

Backstamping.

Pottery factory interior showing a female worker in the process of backstamping plates. The backstamp is the pottery maker's mark or logo. Taken at Alfred Meakin Ltd., Royal Albert Pottery, Tunstall, ...

Baiting at the last firing, Sutherland Works, Longton

Pottery factory interior depicting volunteer Paul Nibblett 'baiting' or stoking fires at the Sutherland Works, Normacot Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. This was the last ever firing at the factory. Formed ...

Bamfords lorry, Pinfold Street, Uttoxeter

Bamfords lorry (Commer), on weightbridge next to the office in the factory warehouse. Bamfords was founded in 1871 by Henry Bamford and made water pumps, taps and agricultural machinery. Joseph Cyril ...

Bamfords, Leighton Works, Uttoxeter

An interior view of the foundry at Bamfords' Leighton Works, Pinfold Street, Uttoxeter. Bamfords was founded in 1871 by Henry Bamford and made water pumps, taps and agricultural machinery at their ...

Band and Liners.

Pottery factory interior showing banders and liners decorating plates and saucers. Taken at Grosvenor China, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Banding was a form of decoration where a single band or several ...

Banding.

Pottery factory interior showing a row of banders decorating ware. They are painting enamel lines onto the ware using whirlers. Banding is the term for painting lines around ware using colour. The ...

Banding.

Pottery factory interior showing a man decorating a tea cup. He is painting a band around the lip of the cup using a whirler. This is commonly known as banding. Taken from the Gladstone Pottery ...

Bass Coppersmiths' Shop, Bass Brewery, Burton-on-Trent

Bass Coppersmiths at work. First on the left is Dick Smith filing tail pipes, second left (seated), Stan Roberts, who later became the foreman, the man behind Stan is unknown. Third from left, "Twist" ...

Bass No.2 Brewery, Burton-on-Trent

A cross sectional diagram showing the functions of the brewery in 1864.

Baswich Salt Works

New salt making equipment, known as the Oslo Plant, being installed at Baswich Salt Works. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water supplies for the town. ...

Baswich Salt Works interior

Baswich salt works pump room. A worker is taking readings from intrument panels. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water supplies for the town. In 1893 ...

Baswich Salt Works interior

View of pump room control panel and metering made by English Electric Company Limited of Stafford. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water supplies for ...

Bert Jackson at Dorman's, Stafford

Bert Jackson had worked for Dorman’s for 45 years at the time of this photograph. He is pictured operating an Asquith Boring Machine dealing with a three cylinder block for a diesel engine. Founded ...

Biscuit Placing.

Pottery factory interior depicting a man bedding plates using a setter prior to placing in a saggar and firing. The setter was a piece of kiln furniture that provided more support than bedding the ...

Blacksmiths Workshop, Bagnall's Engineering Works, Stafford,

W.G. Bagnall Ltd. was established in 1870 in Castle Street. Bagnall's first locomotive was produced in 1875, the company going on to produce machines for collieries and overseas plantations. Eventually ...

Bob Kemsley, blacksmith at Bagnall’s, Stafford

Pictured is Bob Kemsley who was photographed by the Staffordshire Newsletter for an article published on Saturday 23 August 1952, on retaining the skills of industrial veterans, many of whom were over ...

Boiler Stokers, Derby Oxide Colour Works, Rugeley

Workers stoking boilers with coal at the Derby Oxide Colour works which was situated on the River Trent at Colton Mill, Rugeley. The 'Lancashire' boiler was made by Edwin Danks and Co. of Oldbury and ...