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Coal pickers, Cheadle

Coal pickers during the General Strike, Cheadle. During the General Strike outcrop pits were dug, about 4 feet square. This one was named Embrey's No.17.

Coal strike at Florence Colliery in Longton

Coal mining strikes occured in North Staffordshire on a number of occasions during the twentieth century. This images shows people scavanging for coal on waste tips during the 1912 coal strike. Coal was ...

Coal Strike, March 1912. "Digging Coal out of Old Pit Mounds". Photographed by William Blake.

"Digging Coal out of Old Pit Mounds". People forage for coal during the strike during March 1912.

Coal Strike, March 1912. "Labour Works A Seam On Its Own Behalf." Photographed by William Blake.

Coal Strike, March 1912. "Labour Works A Seam On Its Own Behalf." Taken at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Coal Strike, March 1912. Coal Pickers at Florence Colliery, Longton, Stoke-On-Trent. Photographed by William Blake.

View of Florence Colliery, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. People scavenge for bits of coal during the coal strike of 1912. Named after the Duke of Sutherland's daughter, the pit was opened ...

Coal Tip and Marl Hole, Berry Hill, Stoke-on-Trent

Industrial landscape with a view of a coal tip and marl hole. Photograph taken by Longton photographer, William Blake.

Colliery building, Lea Hall Colliery

View of the area where the clean coal is loaded onto suppliers wagons. Lea Hall was the first colliery planned and sunk by the National Coal Board. The two shafts were started in 1954 and sunk to ...

Colliery Winding House. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing the interior of a colliery winding house and two pit workers. The identity of the colliery is unknown. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation ...

Colliery Winding House. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing the interior of a colliery winding house and two pit workers. The identity of the colliery is unknown. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation ...

Conduit Colliery No.3, Norton Canes

Owned by the Conduit Colliery Company, Conduit Colliery No.3 was first sunk in 1858 but it was some years before coal production started. It was the largest of the Conduit collieries with three shafts. ...

Conduit Colliery, No. 3 Colliery, Norton Canes

View of colliery buildings, with three head frames or head gears and three chimneys in the background. Railway lines with coal tubs in the foreground. Conduit Colliery Company had several collieries ...

Construction of Rugeley 'A' Power Station

A photograph showing the construction of Rugeley 'A' Power Station and Lea Hall colliery. The chimney and half clad boiler house are the power station and the lower concrete buildings behind the cottage ...

Coppice Pit, Brereton (1842-1908)

An exterior view of Coppice Pit, Brereton, near Rugeley. The postcard caption refers to the accident of February 15th, 1908 when the workings were flooded and three men (Albert Curtis, William Jarvis ...

Coulthwaite's Training Stables, Hednesford

Tom Coulthwaite's stables are the red-roofed buildings in the left middle distance in this colour-tinted postcard view taken from Hednesford Hills, near the present day Raceway. They have since been ...

Cup Handlers. Photographed by William Blake.

Postcard showing cup handlers at work in the Potteries, Staffordshire. On the reverse of the post card it is stated that the image was taken in 1886. However, this date is too early. Blake was not ...

Deep Pit Colliery from Town Road, Hanley

Looking northwards along the old route of Town road towards the winding gear of Hanley Deep Pit Colliery. The building on the right edge is part of J H Weatherby's Falcon Works. Farther down on the right ...

Deep Pit Colliery, Hanley

Number 1 shaft winding gear at Hanley Deep Pit Colliery. The colliery was originally owned by the Shelton Iron, Steel & Coal Company and its coal was taken by rail to the coking ovens at the neighbouring ...

Destruction of an old Colliery Stack on Sandford Hill. May 1st 1913. Photographed by William Blake.

Chimney demolition taken at Sandford Hill on May 1st 1913.