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A Bedroom at Wootton Lodge

Pictured is one of the bedrooms at Wootton Lodge, photographed by Country Life in March 1959. Wootton Lodge was built as a hunting lodge by Sir Richard Fleetwood between about 1580 and 1610. It was ...

A Bit Thick for Father Christmas In the Potteries. Photographed by William Blake.

Industrial landscape with the caption "A Bit Thick for Father Christmas In the Potteries". Taken at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Despite an obvious pride in many of the aspects of the pottery ...

A class from Amington School, Tamworth

Class 3 with their teacher, Mrs Davis, and Headmaster, Mr Sharley, from Amington Church of England school.

A coal wharf, Bridgwood Street, Longton

This photograph is looking north along Bridgwood Street from close to the Sutherland Road junction. A coal wharf on the right was alongside Bridgwood Street (formerly called Wharf Street). The bridge ...

A Corridor at Beaudesert Hall

Pictured is an original timber-framed passage leading to the Billiard Room. The passage was renovated after the 1909 fire and the old carved oak arch (which did not belong to the house) was added. Beaudesert ...

A Corridor at Beaudesert Hall

Pictured is one of the corridors at Beaudesert Hall. Beaudesert Hall was the mansion of the Pagets, Marquesses of Anglesey. Its core was medieval, with later alterations. James Wyatt and Joseph Potter ...

A Cottage on the Lichfield Road, Stafford

This view of a roofless cottage which stood opposite Green Hall on Lichfield Road, Stafford was taken by Stafford photographer Tony Boydon. The buildings on the left are part of the St. Joseph's Convent ...

A decorated Palace Cinema, George Street, Tamworth

The first Palace Cinema can be seen here decorated to celebrate the Coronation of George V. The early 20th century Palace cinema was the old music hall and stood on the site of [what is now] Burtons shop ...

A factory tour at Reliant

Charlie Courier, the factory manager, can be seen on the left giving a tour of the factory. A production line of Reliant Regals can be seen behind them. The Reliant Motor Company was formed in 1935 ...

A fete held at Clayton Hall, Newcastle-under-Lyme

There has been a hall at Clayton for hundreds of years. This shows what is thought to be the third hall built on or nearby the original site. From the fashion worn by the ladies we know that this ...

A funeral column passes out of the main parade square, Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield

A G Richardson's Britannia Pottery, Cobridge

A G Richardson's Britannia Pottery stood at the junction of North Road and Leek New Road in Cobridge. Behind the works is the spoil tip of Sneyd Colliery (now Sneyd Hill Park). The office building still ...

A general view of Alvecote Colliery

Alvecote Colliery, Tamworth Brickworks and the Coventry canal can be seen in this photograph. Alvecote Colliery was known as Tamworth Colliery until 1948.

A general view of Rugeley

A postcard view of Rugeley. The photograph was taken from the St. Augustine's church tower looking south towards Stile Cop on the horizon. At the right is Anson Street: the small timber-framed building ...

A general view of Rugeley

This image was almost certainly taken from the north elevation of 15 Ashleigh Rd Pear Tree Estate. When the Photograph was taken, it would have been fields and farmland. The White gates on the extreme ...

A hovel at the Victoria Pottery, Fenton

The entrance to a hovel at the Victoria Pottery in Fenton. A hovel was a brick built bottle shaped building that enclosed the kiln. The hovel created a draught which removed smoke and protected the firing ...

A J Wilkinson's Pottery, Irwell Street, Middleport

The front entrance to A J Wilkinson's Pottery in Irwell Street (formerly West Street). West Street was at the bottom of Prospect Street, close to the Trent & Mersey Canal, off Newport Lane. West Street, ...

A List of Persons Receiving Relief from the Parish of Wolstanton - from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Family historians may relish this revealing booklet, which reports on the poverty suffered by the residents of Wolstanton, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, during 1830-1. It was commissioned by a parish committee ...