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Biddulph Valley Branch alongside Norton Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent

A view along the Biddulph Valley branch line where it runs alongside Norton Colliery, which is to the right. The spoil tips just appear on the extreme right. The photograph was taken from the Leek Road ...

Biddulph Valley Branch mineral railway at Milton Road, Stoke-on-Trent

A view north along the ex North Staffordshire Railway's Biddulph Valley Branch near Milton Road. Norton Colliery waste tip and the Ford Green Iron Works are the centre behind the line house. Much of the ...

Biddulph Valley Iron works

Robert Heath, born at Sneyd House, Burslem, in 1816 established blast furnaces and developed pits to supply them with coal at Biddulph and Ford Green. The Biddulph and Ford Green works became famous far ...

Bignall End, Audley

This postcard shows the view from the foot of Boon Hill, at the junction of Raven's Lane and Bignall Hill. The North Staffordshire Branch railway line, seen here running from the left, has now been removed. ...

Bilston - A Bilston Chap : woodcut engraving

Image of a man in a smock, carrying a pick axe, and a basket. Reproduced in Palmer and Crowquill's `Wanderings of a Pen and Pencil,' p.28, [from Illustrated London News?]

Bilston - a section of Bradley Mine : engraving

Engraving coloured by hand. Inscribed 'A Section of BRADLEY MINE, near Bilston, showing the various Strata, and the several operations of the Miners in getting the Ten Yard Coal in the Staffordshire ...

Bilston - a section of Bradley Mine: lithograph

Inscribed ' A SECTION OF BRADLEY MINE, NEAR BILSTON, SHEWING (sic) THE VARIOUS STRATA, AND THE SEVERAL OPERATIONS OF THE MINERS IN GETTING THE TEN YARD COAL IN THE STAFFORDSHIRE COLLIERIES.'Showing the ...

Birchenwood Collieries Rescue Team

Birchenwood Collieries Rescue Team of seven feet Banbury District, West Winpenny Slant, after a fire which occurred on Monday 28th April 1924. Photographed are: (back row) W. Kirkham, J. Stone, T ...

Birchenwood Collieries Rescue Team, Kidsgrove

Birchenwood colliery opened in the 1890s, most of the coal being used for coke and other by-products. The colliery actually closed in 1932, but coke and other by-product production continued by using ...

Birchenwood Colliery

Birchenwood colliery opened in the 1890s, most of the coal being used for coke and other by-products. The colliery actually closed in 1932, but coke and other by-product production continued by using ...

Birchenwood Colliery, Kidsgrove

This image shows pitheads numbers 4 and 18. It was at 18 that there was an explosion on 18 December 1925 when 7 men were killed and 14 were injured. Birchenwood colliery opened in the 1890s, most of ...

Birchenwood Colliery, Kidsgrove

Miners from Birchenwood Colliery standing in front of a bonfire that was constructed to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII. The notice attached to the bonfire reads, 'E.R. Bonfire built by Birchenwood ...

Birchenwood colliery, Kidsgrove

1891-1932. Almost all the coal from this group of pits was used for coke and other by-products. There was an explosion at the No. 18 pit on 18 December 1925 which killed seven men and seriously injured ...

Birchenwood Gas Producer

In 1909 a range of 13 Mond gas producers were installed at Birchenwood. Before Natural Gas was discovered, Town Gas produced from coal was used. The process consisted of heating coal in enclosed retorts, ...

Birchenwood, Kidsgrove

Photograph of Birchenwood's 'Nelson' colliery pumping station.

Birchenwood, Kidsgrove

Demolition of Birchenwood coking-plant and tar distillery.

Birchenwood, Kidsgrove

Photograph of the coking ovens at Birchenwood, called Beehive ovens for their obvious likeness to Beehives. In this picture the ovens are being demolished, having been replaced in 1909.The land is now ...

Birchmoor Colliery

The 'Cockspur' pit head buildings of Birchmoor Colliery can be seen here, which were closed down between 1970 and 1980.