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Aerial view of the Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell

The Blythe Colour Works pictured at its height. At the time of this photograph it employed over 400 people. The works produced colourations for the pottery and glass industries. The manufacture of ...

'Aids to Better Shoemaking', Evode Chemical Works, Stafford,

June Ryan in a still form the film 'Aids to Better Shoe Making'. 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 ...

Baswich Salt Works

Brine tanks at Baswich Salt works. Eric Ingham of English Electric company, publicity section standing to left in photograph. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a ...

Baswich Salt Works

The brine tanks at Baswich Salt Works. Eric Ingham of English Electric Co publicity section standing centre, back to the camera. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during ...

Baswich Salt Works

Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water supplies for the town. In 1893 the Stafford Salt and Alkali Co. was founded on Common Road. The company opened ...

Baswich Salt Works

New salt making equipment, known as the Oslo Plant, being installed at Baswich Salt Works. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water supplies for the town. ...

Baswich Salt Works interior

Baswich salt works pump room. A worker is taking readings from intrument panels. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water supplies for the town. In 1893 ...

Baswich Salt Works interior

View of pump room control panel and metering made by English Electric Company Limited of Stafford. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water supplies for ...

Baswich Salt Works interior

Worker taking readings from instrument panel and filling in ledger entry. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water supplies for the town. In 1893 the ...

Benzol Rectification Plant, Birchenwood Colliery, Kidsgrove

A by-product of coal, benzol was used as a 'motor spirit'. Birchenwood colliery opened in the 1890s, most of the coal being used for coke and other by-products. The colliery actually closed in 1932, ...

Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell

An illustration of the Blythe Colour Works dating from the early 20th century. The manufacture of underglaze colours in Cresswell began in 1870, when a small works was set up by Pigott and Scarratt, ...

Blythe Colour Works, Cresswell

A general view of the Blythe Colour Works site looking north from Rookery Farm. The partly constructed building to the right is the new Frit Department building. The manufacture of underglaze colours ...

Blythe Colours 7-a-side Cricket Team, Cresswell

From left to right: Roger Furnival, Phil Heath, Colin Dawson, unknown, Gordon Winfield, Peter Wooley, Andy Hodgkins. The manufacture of underglaze colours in Cresswell began in 1870, when a small works ...

Blythe Cricket Club, Cresswell

Back row (left to right): Nigel Peake, unknown, Frank Bassett, Vince Lindo, Neville Clews, Keith Burgess, Michael Grimley. Front row: Alvar Griffin, Dave Pillans, John Lockett, Geoff Motram, Andy Martin....

Canteen Ladies Retirement Presentation, Blythe Colours, Cresswell

Retirement presentation for Mrs M Thomas (holding flowers) of the Canteen staff at Blythe Colour Works. From left to right: Mrs M Bennison, Mrs E Harris, Mrs Lily Hollinshead, Mrs Mary Warrington, ...

Chance & Hunt Salt Works, Stafford

Stoking furnaces at Chance & Hunt's Salt Works on Stafford Common. The furnaces heated large shallow iron pans containing brine. The water evaporated, leaving salt crystals. Brine deposits were discovered ...

Chance & Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford

workers skimming salt crystals from brine evaporation pans at Chance and Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford Common. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water ...

Chance & Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford

Workers skimming salt crystals from brine evaporation pans at Chance and Hunt's Salt Works, Stafford Common. Brine deposits were discovered under Stafford Common in 1877, during a search for water ...