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Shelton Bar Steel Works, Stoke-on-Trent

On the left, Ernest Bullock is 'pig lifting' - manually hauling ingots of pig iron - at Shelton Bar Steel Works, Stoke-on-Trent. Ernest was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1892, served in the First World ...

Shelton Bar Steelworks

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When we were a fully integrated steelworks we stretched from Etruria right up to the Grand Hotel in Hanley – we’d got the plant spread out. The by-products from the iron-making furnaces – what’s known ...

Shelton Iron and Steel Works slag heaps, Stoke-on-Trent

The view south east from the Dryden Road and Barrett Drive area of Cobridge towards Shelton and Hanley. The church tower in the centre belongs to St Mark's, Shelton. The large and small mounds arte slag ...

Shelton Iron and Steel Works, Etruria

A view of the Trent and Mersey Canal at Etruria, showing Shelton Iron and Steel Works, Etruria. To the right is Etruria Hall, and in the distance are two spoil heaps made of the waste from local coal ...

Shelton Iron and Steel Works, Fowlea Valley, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph was taken from the Emerson Road area of Cobridge looking south down the Fowlea Valley. The foreground was once part of the old Grange Colliery which supplied the steel works using the ...

Shelton Steel Works from Basford Bank, Stoke-on-Trent

This is the view along Etruria Road near the bottom of Basford Bank, looking towards Shelton Steel works. Behind are the spoil tips of the Shelton and Racecourse Collieries. Wedgwood's Etruria Hall ...

Shelton Steel Works from Grange Park, Stoke-on-Trent

The camera is looking southwest from around the end of Emerson Road over what is now Grange Park part of Festival Park. Shelton Steel Works rolling mills are in the centre and the furnaces to the left. ...

Shelton Steel Works, Stoke-on-Trent

Shelton Steel Works had its origins from the early days of the Industrial Revolution. Granville Levison Gower, Marquis of Stafford, started the works in the Etruria Valley next to the Trent and Mersey ...

Shelton Steelworks from Middleport, Stoke-pn-Trent

The camera is looking south from the Navigation Street area towards the site of Shelton Steel and Iron Works. the buildings in the centre of the photograph are the mills and furnaces of the steelworks. ...

The Fowlea Brook Valley from Hollywall Lane, Goldenhill

Looking in a southerly direction from Hollywall Lane, Goldenhill, towards Westport Lake. Goldendale ironworks furnaces are in the centre of the photograph with Westport Lake to the right. On the skyline ...

The Potteries

A general view of then Potteries, an image taken from the 'Yarnfield Yank', a booklet published in 1945 to commemorate the presence of US Army personnel at transit camps in Yarnfield, near Stone during ...

The Potteries Loop Line between Hanley and Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph was taken looking west from the Josiah Wedgwood Street railway bridge along the Loop Line between Hanley and Etruria. This section of the Loop Line was opened in the early 1860s. The road ...

The view over Stoke-on-Trent from Bath Street

The camera is looking eastwards over Stoke from the corner of Boon Avenue and Bath Street. Bath Street leads down to the old Stoke Library building on London Road. In the distance is the spoil tip and ...

Tipping Molten Slag at an Ironworks. Photographed by William Blake.

Industrial scene taken at Etruria Steel Works in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This view includes a steam engine and workers tipping molten waste known as slag.

Trent & Mersey Canal and Wilkinson's Royal Staffordshire Pottery.

Looking south along the Trent & Mersey Canal towards the rolling mills of Shelton Steel Works in the distance. The large building in the centre is the Royal Staffordshire Pottery of A J Wilkinson Ltd., ...

Trent & Mersey Canal in Middleport

This photograph was taken from the bridge at the bottom of Pidduck Street in Middleport, looking south along the Trent & Mersey Canal. The large buildings in the centre and right are rolling mills at ...

Wedgwood's Etruria works, Stoke-on-Trent

Etruria Works was opened by Josiah Wedgwood in 1769, replacing the Ivy House and Brick House Works in Burslem. Built on the route of the Trent & Mersey Canal, just where it would be crossed by the Newcastle ...

Wilkinson's Royal Staffordshire Pottery, Middleport

A J Wilkinson's Royal Staffordshire Pottery alongside the Trent & Mersey Canal in Middleport. The works originated as the Mersey Pottery, operated by Anthony Shaw from around 1860, becoming the property ...