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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 ...

Tanker of glaze, Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell

A tanker of GdSe (gadolinium selenide) glaze pictured at Blythe Colour Works, ready for delivery to H & R Johnson's ceramic tile factory in Tunstall. From left to right: T. Mason, T. Boulton, B. Bailey. The ...

The Fowlea Brook near Ravensdale, Tunstall

Looking south from beside the Fowlea Brook towards the Talke Chemical Company's sulphuric acid works (left) and the National Benzole petroleum works (right). Behind is the higher land of Bradwell Woods. ...

The Wildblood family, Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell

Frederick Wildblood (seated) was the founder and owner of the Blythe Colour Works at Cresswell, set up to provide colours, enamels and glazes for the pottery industry. He lived at Ash House on Cheadle ...

Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd., Stafford

Front cover of 'Useful Grinding Data', a book produced by Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd. of Stafford. The Universal Grinding Wheel Co. was established on Doxey Road in 1913. The offices opened ...

Vik warehouse destroyed by fire, Sandon Road, Stafford.

A major fire at the Vik Supplies Sandon Road premises in 1962 resulted in a new factory being built on the Common Road site. Vik Supplies Ltd was formed in Stafford in 1912 by Lotus Ltd as the Patent ...

Visit by the Princess Royal to Evode, Stafford

Outside the entrance to the Laboratory block. Managing Director Nigel Crouch is shaking hands with the Princess Royal. On Nigel's left is Technical Director Neil McDonald. To the right is Andrew Simon....

Visit by the Princess Royal to Evode, Stafford

The Princess Royal and the group of dignitaries have just entered the new Finished Goods Store. She is flanked on the right, as viewed, by Andrew Simon and on the left by John Paul Finance director. ...

Visit by the Princess Royal to Evode, Stafford

The Princess Royal on her way to the Main Reception which is just a few steps ahead, on Her right. To the right is Andrew Simon.

Visit by the Princess Royal to Evode, Stafford

The Princess Royal and her retinue of dignitaries heading towards the factory entrance. Behind the group is the main car park bounded at the back by the poplar hedge. Behind the stack of plastic buckets ...

Visit by the Princess Royal to Evode, Stafford

The Princess Royal, continuing her factory visit, is seen here shaking hands with Mr J R Ian Melville, Factory Manager. Looking on are Keith Lewis and Andrew Simon. This area of the factory is where ...

Visit by the Princess Royal to Evode, Stafford

The Princess Royal, having received a posy of flowers is, carefully holding them whilst heading to the main reception of Evode Ltd., Stafford, with Andrew Simon to the right.

Visit by the Princess Royal to Evode, Stafford

The Princess Royal signing the visitors' book in reception at Evode Ltd., Stafford. Seated is receptionist Mrs Ann Brittain with invited employees witnessing.

Visitors at Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell

Members of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's Planning Committee at Blythe Colour Works in 1975. they are pictured outside the Office Building, built in 1938. The manufacture of underglaze ...

Visitors at Blythe Colour Works, Creswell

The visit of Stoke-on-Trent's Lord Mayor Cllr Doug Brown JP and Lady Mayoress, pictured here with Linda Mayer in the Offices at Blythe Colour Works. The manufacture of underglaze colours in Cresswell ...

Visitors at Blythe Colour Works, Creswell

The visit of Stoke-on-Trent's Lord Mayor Cllr Doug Brown JP and Lady Mayoress to Blythe Colour Works in 1979. On the left is Bill Myatt, on the right in the white coat is John Goddard. The manufacture ...

Visitors from Japan, Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell

Pictured at the Blythe Colour Works site are S. Hayashi (Hayashi and Co. Ltd, Japan) and H. Tsuji (Ina Seito Co, Ltd. Japan). The manufacture of underglaze colours in Cresswell began in 1870, when ...