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The Railway Line behind St. Luke's Church, Silverdale

This photograph shows a train on the railway line in Silverdale, the former mining village that lies just outside Newcastle-under-Lyme. The Silverdale line was originally opened to serve Silverdale colliery ...

The view from Hanover Street, Hanley

The camera was looking towards the west from Hanover Street in Hanley. In the murk on the left are the two winding towers of Wolstanton Colliery with the spire of St Margaret's Church, Wolstanton on the ...

The view from Primrose Hill, Hanford

The view north east towards Sideway from Primrose Hill in Hanford as it was in 1964. In the centre of the photograph is Stafford Colliery with its waste tip, once part of the Stafford Coal & Iron Company. ...

The view north from Vicarage Road in Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent

The camera is looking north from the end of Vicarage Road, at the entrance to Hartshill Park and Nature Reserve. The houses in Basford are in the distance, in the foreground is the Diamond Clay Works. ...

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 ...

The view south east from Boon Avenue, Penkhull

Looking southeast wards from the heights of Boon Avenue over Stoke towards the spoil tip of Fenton Collieries with Parkhall ,and possibly, Mossfield in the far distance. On the right hand side are two ...

The view west from Edgefield Lane, Stockton Brook, Stoke-on-Trent

Looking over "Crosswinds" bungalow south west from the higher ground of Stockton Brook. The chimney in the left centre (now demolished) belonged to Stockton Brook water Pumping Station and the waste tip ...

The West Cannock Colliery Company Offices, Cannock Road, Hednesford.

The National Coal Board sold the building in about 1970, when it became a car spares retailer known as F.L.I.P. managed by Joe Hubbard. It later became a shop selling equestrian equipment. Joe Hubbard ...

The Winding Engine House, Lea Hall Colliery, Rugeley

Two men looking at a tachograph in the winding engine house. On the left is George Ponder, Chief Electrical Engineer who lived at Brereton. He was promoted and left to work in Warwickshire in 1964 and ...

Thor's Cave, Leek & Manifold Light Railway

Thor's Cave looms over the Manifold Valley in this view. Also pictured is Thor's Cave Station on the Leek & Manifold Light Railway, which served the village of Wetton and had a waiting and refreshment ...

Timber drag at Hollington Quarry

Workers at Hollington Quarry with a horse team and timber drag. The timber was probably being delivered for use as props and supports in the quarrying process. Hollington Stone was used to repair stonework ...

Tinkerborough Wood, near Stafford

Tinkerborough is situated close to a sandstone quarry, south east of Salt, near Stafford.

Tinkerborough, near Stafford

This postcard view was posted on 8 November 1906. Tinkerborough is situated close to a sandstone quarry, south east of Salt, near Stafford. The cottages no longer stand, but were believed to be quarry ...

Tinkerborough, Stafford

Tinkerborough is situated close to a sandstone qaurry, south east of Salt, near Stafford. The cottages no longer stand, but were believed to be quarry workers' cottages.

To the Coal Miners of the North Staffordshire District - A notice from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

During 1831 tensions ran high in the North Staffordshire coal industry, as miners threatened to unite against their employers. At this time, early trade unions were barely recognised by employers. ...

To the Colliers in the Parishes of Wrexham and Rhuabon - Pamphlet from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

The colliers of North Staffordshire were not the only mine workers to organise industrial action in 1831. Tensions also arose across England and in Wales, where this bilingual pamphlet was issued. "Violence, ...

To the Miners Lately Employed in the Pinnox Colliery - from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

When trade unionists protested about wages or welfare, their employers rarely agreed whole-heartedly. In the Spring of 1831, a notice had appeared in which North Staffordshire miners campaigned for ...

Training at Kemball Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent

North Staffs Colliery training scheme at Kemball pit doring the Second World War. It is interesting to note how old the trainees shown at the front of the image look.