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Polish visitors, Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell

A group of Polish visitors pictured at Blythe Colour Works in 1978. The manufacture of underglaze colours in Cresswell began in 1870, when a small works was set up by Pigott and Scarratt, pharmaceutical ...

Printing of the first issue of the Evodian magazine, Stafford

The image shows the Editorial Committee examining the first edition of “The Evodian” as it comes off the press. Left to right are: Mr. J. W. Bird,Editor; Dr. B. S. Jackson; Mr. G. H. Turner,; Mr. R. Arrowsmith ...

Railway Bridge over canal, Milton, Stoke-on-Trent

Railway trucks belonging to Josiah Hardman's tar works at Milton, Stoke-on-Trent. the bridge is carrying the Leek branch of the North Staffordshire Railway over an arm of the Caldon Canal leading to ...

Retirement presentation, Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell

Retirement of Mr F Osborne (left) at Blythe Colour Works. A gift is being presented by Maurice Proctor. The manufacture of underglaze colours in Cresswell began in 1870, when a small works was set ...

Romanian visitors, Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell

A group of Romanian visitors to Blythe Colour Works with the 1938 Office Building in the background. The manufacture of underglaze colours in Cresswell began in 1870, when a small works was set up ...

Royal Ordnance Factory stand, Festival of Britain, Stone

Royal Ordinance Factory, Stone stand in the Trades and Industry Exhibition held on Westbridge Park as part of the Festival of Britain events held in Stone. Workers started at R.O.F. Swynnerton in 1940, ...

Sales Convention, Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell

Sales representatives pictured outside the Laboratory Building at Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell. The manufacture of underglaze colours in Cresswell began in 1870, when a small works was set up by ...

Sales leaflet, Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell

A leaflet introducing Blythe Colour Works' Assistant Sales Representative Maurice J. Proctor to customers in the Stoke-on-Trent area. The manufacture of underglaze colours in Cresswell began in 1870, ...

Salt panner's bosh tub from Common Road Saltworks, Stafford

A square wooden tub made from elm boards used at British Soda Co.'s works on Stafford Common. It was collected when the works closed in 1970. It was filled with fresh water for storing skimmers and ...

Salt cart from Common Road Saltworks, Stafford

Used for taking common salt from the hurdles to the storehouse at British Soda Co.'s works on Stafford Common. It was collected when the works closed in 1970. Brine deposits were discovered under ...

Salt panner's paddle from Common Road Saltworks, Stafford

This tool was used to chip salt and limescale off the salt pans at British Soda Co.'s works on Stafford Common. It was collected when the works closed in 1970. Brine deposits were discovered under ...

Salt panner's skimmer from Common Road Saltworks, Stafford

A skimmer for lump salt. It was used to skim salt from the evaporation pans into tubs. It was used at British Soda Co.'s works on Stafford Common and was collected when the works closed in 1970. Brine ...

Sneyd Oxide Factory, Commercial Street, rear of 98 Waterloo Road, Burslem

This building was constructed between 1878 and 1900 and is part of Sneyd Oxide Factory and Warehouse. It consists of one irregular unit with basement and a courtyard to rear. There is a double doorway ...

Spic and Span Shoe Polish Works, Stafford,

Derelict Spic and Span Shoe Polishes Ltd. factory on Glover Street. The lower section on the right was used between 1932 to 1938. The remainder of the building to the left was used from 1938 to 1954. Spic ...

Spic and Span Shoe Polishes Ltd., Stafford,

Spic and Span Shoe Polishes Ltd. was established in Glover Street on 3 June 1932. the company was partly owned by Lotus Ltd., the shoe manufacturers. In 1938 the company, under the directorship of ...

Still Plant Benzol House, Birchenwood Colliery, 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 ...

Sulphate of ammonia storehouse, Birchenwood Colliery, Kidsgrove

A by-product of coke ovens, sulphate of ammonia is used as a fertiliser. Frequent and prolonged exposure to the it can cause gastrointestinal problems and skin and eye irritation. There is no evidence ...

Taiwanese visitors, Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell

A group of Taiwanese visitors pictured outside the 1938 Office Building at Blythe Colour Works. The manufacture of underglaze colours in Cresswell began in 1870, when a small works was set up by Pigott ...