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The view towards Trentham from Rookery Lane, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph was taken from the Trent Vale Brick and Tile Works on Rookery Lane looking southwards towards the higher ground of Trentham Gardens. In the centre foreground is the estate of prefabricated ...

Hem Heath Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph shows the main entrance to Hem Heath Colliery off Trentham Road. The first shaft at Hem Heath was started in 1924 for the Stafford Coal and Iron Company with the second started after ...

The Fowlea Brook near Ravensdale, Tunstall

Looking south from beside the Fowlea Brook towards the Talke Chemical Company's sulphuric acid works (left) and the National Benzole petroleum works (right). Behind is the higher land of Bradwell Woods. ...

RAF Stafford Mountain Rescue Team

The RAF Mountain Rescue Service Headquarters is based at RAF Stafford and coordinates the RAF's five mountain rescue teams based at Kinloss, Leuchars, Leeming, St Athan and Stafford. Each team consists ...

St Austins Catholic Church, Wolverhampton Road, Stafford

St. Austin's Church was built on the site of an old friary of the Order of St. Austin, on Wolverhampton Road. The first chapel opened in 1791. Its oak stalls came from Lichfield Cathedral and the windows ...

The Shrewsbury Hotel, New Road, Alton

Flash Lane Nursery School, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent

The nursery school in Flash Lane was built in the late 1940s or early 1950s, with babies' bibs drying on the wooden clothes horses. This is the main entrance off Flash Lane. It is one of a number of pre ...

Pre-fabricated houses in Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent

An estate of pre-fabricated houses was built on open land just to east of Harpfield Road and north of Flash Lane in Trent Vale. The houses were built as part of the Temporary Housing Programme at the ...

Harpfield Road, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent

The camera is looking north east up Harpfield Road from close to the junction with Newcastle Road (A34). The road curves round towards the roundabout at Keelings Drive, off the photograph. Flash Lane ...

Keelings Drive, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent

The photograph is taken from the corner of London Road in Trent Vale. The camera is looking north west along Keelings Drive. The western part of Keelings Drive, leading to Newcastle Road (A34) was developed ...

Hawthorne Cottage in Leaside Road, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent

Hawthorne Cottage is at the bottom of Leaside Road. It was originally just the far side of the Stoke to Newcastle Canal, now filled in. The date tablet on the gable end reads 1849. This photograph is ...

London Road, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent

The view southwards along London Road. The flats at the bottom are at the junction with Newcastle Road (A34). Elphinstone Road (formerly Lincoln Road) goes off to the left with the groceries and provisions ...

Grove Lodge, London Road, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent

Grove Lodge stood at the main entrance to Charles Elphinstone's High Grove House (off to the right). This is now part of St Joseph's College. Grove Lodge first appears as The Lodge on the 1901 OS Map. ...

Mazda Lamps factory and Mother's Pride Bakery, Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent

The industrial site on the far side of Newcastle Road (A34) had two factories. Farthest away from the camera is the Mother's Pride Bakery. This was part of Premier Foods group. Between the 1960s and ...

Hagley Road, Rugeley

A postcard view of a quiet scene on Hagley Road in Rugeley. Postcard published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., London.

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 Premier foods and in the 1970s and 80s was the best selling white bread in the UK. Much of the Midlands ...

General view of Kinver

View of Kinver taken from below Holy Austin Rock. In the centre of the photograph is Edge View Hotel. Photographer: Albert Yelland of Wolverhampton.

Deserted mediaeval village, High Offley

Looking south over High Offley. This aerial photograph shows the outlines of the medieval village of High Offley in the field to the top left, where roads, paths and house platforms can be distinguished. ...