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Abandoned clay pit near Hollywall Lane, Tunstall

The camera is looking east over an abandoned clay pit near Hollywall Lane, just off Chatterley Road. The pit has been largely infilled. The two houses to the right have been demolished. Originally the ...

Aerial view of Cauldon Low Quarry

A general view of the limestone quarries at Cauldon Low showing railway connections. On the left hand side the railway line from Leekbrook can be seen, leading to the marshaling sidings. Centre left ...

Aftermath of the Fauld explosion

On the morning of November 27, 1944, a huge explosion took place after the accidental ignition of 3,500 tons of explosives stored by the RAF in a disused gypsum mine. Upper Castle Hayes Farm was completely ...

Aftermath of the Fauld Explosion

On the morning of November 27, 1944, a huge explosion took place after the accidental ignition of 3,500 tons of explosives stored by the RAF in a disused gypsum mine. Upper Castle Hayes Farm was completely ...

Beech Caves

Beech caves are man-made caves close to the hamlet of Beech where sandstone was quarried for local use. The 1879 Ordnance Survey map shows the area as an 'Old Quarry', as by then it no longer used. In ...

Beech Caves,

Beech Caves. Photographed by William Blake.

Beech Caves, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Remembering Beech Caves A client at Regent Court in Newcastle-under-Lyme remembers visiting Beech Caves as a young man: "I used to go inside the ...

Beech Caves. Photographed by William Blake.

A view inside Beech Caves, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Beresford Dale, River Dove

Watercolour painting by John Louis Petit (1801-1868). A view of limestone rock formations in Beresford Dale on the River Dove, on the Staffordshire-Derbyshire border. Dimensions: width - 237mm, height ...

Bescott - Basaltic Pillars: engraving

'Basaltic Pillars at Pouck Hill, Staffordshire, seen from the West.' [Drawn by] 'J. S.' 'Engraved for Dr. Thomson's Annals, for Baldwin, Craddock and Joy, Paternoster Row, Sep. 1, 1818.'

Between the Hills, Milford

This road is now the A513 Stafford to Rugeley road. This scene is between the Satnall Hills and the Punch Bowl and quite different today, with the spread of bracken and growth of birch woodland. This ...

Blue John Mine, Castleton. Photographed by William Blake.

Stereoscope slide with a view of the Blue John Mine at Castleton, Derbyshire.

Brocton Gravel Pit, Cannock Chase

Brocton Gravel Pit was worked by Brocton Gravel Company between 1930 and 1960. Pictured are Harold Foster with his workmates. The company was set up by Fred Riley.

Brocton Quarry

Brocton Quarry was worked by Brocton Gravel Company Ltd. between 1930 and 1960. The large white building in the centre was the engine house, with the dark diesel storage tank raised up to the right ...

Brocton Quarry

Brocton Quarry was worked by Brocton Gravel Company Ltd. between 1930 and 1960. The large iron structure was the storage bunker. On the right hand side of the bunker can be seen the bucket conveyor ...

Brocton Quarry workers

Brocton Quarry was worked by Brocton Gravel Company Ltd. between 1930 and 1960.

Bunter Pebble Beds, Hulme Bank, Longton

Bert Bentley was a mining geologist and he often noted rock outcrops in his photographs. This is a section of the Bunter Pebble Beds in the Hilton Gravel Co quarry on Hulme Banks near Longton. Bunter ...

Cauldon Low Quarry

The limestone quarry at Cauldon Low pictured just prior to the detonation of 48 hundredweight of gunpowder. Photograph by the Rev. C.F.L. Barnwell (1853-1933) who was Vicar of Stramshall from 1879 ...