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The bottom of Basford Bank, Stoke-on-Trent

Looking northwards from Etruria Road close to the bottom of Basford Bank towards Wolstanton Colliery. On the skyline are the houses in May Bank, built from the 1920s onwards. The foreground is a jumble ...

The view towards Trentham from Rookery Lane, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph was taken from the Trent Vale Brick and Tile Works on Rookery Lane looking southwards towards the higher ground of Trentham Gardens. In the centre foreground is the estate of prefabricated ...

Trent Vale Brick & Tile Company, Stone Road, Stoke-on-Trent

The western end of the buildings that made up the Trent Vale Brick and Tile Company. The photograph was taken from close to Summerville Road on the A34. Behind the wall is now the Michelin Training Centre. ...

Trent Vale Brick and Tile Company marl hole, Stoke-on-Trent

The abandoned pit once belonging to the Trent Vale Brick and Tile Company was just off Rookery Lane. The camera is looking east over the Trent Valley, with Primrose Hill, Hanford to the right and Longton ...

View of the Gypsum Works, Stowe-by-Chartley,

Gypsum is a source of plaster of Paris and was mined at the Normanwood Gypsum Mine at Hixon. The shaft was near Stowe. Gypsum was sent from Normanwood to London to make castings, particularly for dentists. ...

Visit by pottery students to Berryhill brickworks

This picture was taken on Saturday 27th March 1926 during a visit by pottery students to the brickworks department of Berryhill Collieries Ltd. As you can see from the photograph many of the students ...

Wheatly & Son brickworks, Springfields, Stoke-on-Trent

Wheatly's Brick & Tile Works (Springfield Tileries) fronted onto Newcastle Road (A34). This photograph shows the rear of the works, taken from Wheatly Avenue, with marl hole in the foreground and the ...

Wheatly's Springfield Tileries, Stoke-on-Trent

Wheatly's Brick and Tile company works was established before the 1820s. The Springfield tilery main entrance was on Newcastle Road in the Springfield area of Stoke. Closed in 1982 and demolished soon ...

Wheatly's Springfields Tileries, Stoke-on-Trent

The stockyard and storage sheds at Wheatly's Springfield tileries. The names "Romulus" and Seville" over the shed are different types of roofing tiles. In the background are two downdraught beehive ovens ...

Wheatly's Springfields Tileries, Stoke-on-Trent

The stockyard, ovens and chimneys at Wheatly's Springfield tilery. In the foreground are a variety of ridge and roof tiles. The painted sign on the gable end on the right hand side advertises "bricks, ...