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Cratemakers.

Group portrait of four cratemakers in a cratemaking yard. These crates were used to pack delicate ceramic wares for safe transportation. Taken from the Gladstone Pottery Museum Photographic Collection. This ...

Cratemakers.

View of a cratemaking company yard. In the foreground is the company truck and the cratemakers. The long hazel rods used in crate making can be seen in the background, alongside some finished crates. ...

Delivery of a fermentation tank to Bass, Borough Road, Burton-on-Trent

This fermentation tank is being delivered to Bass Production Ltd., Burton-on-Trent. The tank is on the back of an Allwood lorry and has stickers referring to Bass Production Ltd., and to the makers, Robert ...

Delivery Trucks and Drivers, Joule's Brewery, Stone,

Francis Joule came into possession of the White House Inn and brewhouse at Stone in 1758. Nine years later he demolished the inn and built a house, which later became the home of the head brewer. In ...

Delivery Vehicles, Rowland's Grocers, Stafford,

Rowland's were grocers, bakers and butchers, with premises on Gaol Road and Crabbery Street. Rowlands also owned the County Stores public house on Gaol Road.

Domestic Servants, Creswell Hall,

Creswell Hall was owned by the Meakin family, who were pottery manufacturers. Alfred Bate (back row, third from the left) was the chauffeur, the gardener, Jerry Tag, is wearing leggings. The other servants ...

Dray Horse, Bent's Brewery, Stone

Bent's Brewery was established in Newcastle-under-Lyme in the 1790s by William Bent. The business remained in Newcastle until 1936, when manufacture transferred to Liverpool. The company expanded in ...

E.R.F. Lorry, Fradswell

A postcard advertising Ernald Upton, a milk carrier and haulage contractor based at the Tally Ho Garage, Fradswell. the photograph shows an E.R.F. lorry. As well as general haulage work, Ernald Upton ...

East Cannock wharf, Hednesford

The coal-loading wharf, East Cannock colliery canal basin near Hednesford. Cannock Chase coal was loaded to narrow boats for delivery to the Set midlands as fuel for steam powered boilers and later power ...

Erecting a railway bridge, Stoke-on-Trent

This picture was taken during the erection of a railway bridge in the north of Stoke-on-Trent on the 21st April 1929. As you can see a crowd of people gathered to watch the construction. Despite our ...

Etruria Canal and Industrial Site. Photographed by William Blake.

A view of barges on the Trent & Mersey Canal at an industrial site in Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Etruria Forges. Photographed by William Blake.

View of the Trent & Mersey Canal and a steel manufacturing site. Taken at Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Florists' Reliant Van, Bolehall, Tamworth

A Reliant three-wheeler van, belonging to A. Naylor & Sons, Nurserymen and Florists, Bolehall, Tamworth. Arthur Naylor's business at the Amington Road nurseries started in the early 1900s. The site ...

Foden lorry at Thorpe, near Ilam

The lorry was owned by Sellers and Kent, Haulage Contractors of Ilam, and powered by a Foden two-stroke diesel engine.

Former Shoe Factory, Stafford,

A shoe factory once occupied this building on Browning Street. In 1966 the premises were used by Goodwin's Removals and Storage. A room on the first floor was used by the Salvation Army as a band ...

George Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

View of George Street looking towards Copes' motorcycle dealers.

Globe Hotel, Red Lion Square, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A coach pictured ready for the off standing outside the Globe Commercial Hotel. The building pictured was built in 1898 by Samuel Wilton and replaced a Georgian building. The hotel was an important posting ...

Great Beauty and Great Riches - A pamphlet concerning the proposed Grand Commercial Canal, from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

A frustrating meeting has taken place at the Star and White Hart Inn, Uttoxeter. Supporters of a scheme to build a new canal in Staffordshire have grown weary of attempts to discredit their project ...