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Accident at the Mill, Great Haywood

In March 1905 Mrs Challenor, the wife of the Town Clerk of Hanley, and her niece, were being driven across the bridge at Great Haywood Mill when their car plunged into the mill pond. The chauffeur and ...

Birchenwood Collieries Rescue Team, 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 ...

Dragging the Mill Pond, Great Haywood

The fire brigade and villagers draining the mill pond. The steam engine was from Ingestre. In March 1905 Mrs Challenor, the wife of the Town Clerk of Hanley, and her niece, were being driven across ...

Fire on Cannock Chase,

Crowds gathering to watch a fire on Cannock Chase.

Hixon Rail Disaster

Firemen on the roof of a train carriage. In the group of policemen bottom left are Sgt. John Riley (the Sergeant wearing the helmet) who was stationed at Stone, and the Constable on the extreme left without ...

Rail Accident, Great Bridgeford,

Rescue operation after the derailment of a train. Spectators can be seen behind the wooden fencing on the right of the photograph. One of the first people that were at the scene of the accident ...

Safety training at Shelton Bar Steelworks, Stoke-on-Trent

The men in this picture are simulating an accident on the train lines serving Shelton Bar steelworks. The rescuers appear to be attempting to lift the casualty without touching the rails. It is likely ...

Sevres Blue and Gold Vase, presented to Holditch Colliery Rescue Brigade, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The vase was presented to Holditch Colliery Rescue Brigade following the Holditch pit fire and explosion which killed 30 miners including an entire rescue team in July 1937. The vase is one of two made; ...

Street Party, Steel Street, Hartshill

Residents of Steel Street, Hartshill hold a street party to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII, on the 9th August 1902. The large banner near the centre of the photograph reads 'God Save The King'. ...

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