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Ecton Church

Ecton Church was probably a 'Navvy' church and built for men working on the construction of the Manifold Valley Railway which opened in July 1904. Behind can be seen the spoil heaps of Ecton copper mine ...

Ecton, Manifold Valley

A view of Manifold Valley Light Railway, near Ecton. The farm in foreground is 'The Lee'. The spoil heaps of Ecton copper mine can be seen top right. The railway had a short lifespan, running between ...

Hulme End Station

A view of Hulme End Station, the northern terminus of the Manifold Valley Light Railway. The railway had a short lifespan, running between 1904 and 1934. The route of the railway is now a footpath and ...

Leek & Manifold Light Railway

A view of a train on the Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway between Redhurst and Wetton Mill, moving north. The railway had a short lifespan, running between 1904 and 12 March 1934. The route of the ...

Leek & Manifold Light Railway, Manifold Valley

A view of a train on the Leek & Manifold Valley Light Railway between Redhurst and Wetton Mill, moving south past Darfur Crags. The railway had a short lifespan, running between 1904 and 12 March 1934. ...

Leek & Manifold Light Railway, Waterhouses

A view of the Leek & Manifold Valley Light Railway as it leaves Waterhouses and enters the Hamps Valley. The railway had a short lifespan, running between 1904 and 12 March 1934. The route of the railway ...

Leek & Manifold Light Railway, Waterhouses

A view of the Leek & Manifold Valley Light Railway as it leaves Waterhouses and enters the Hamps Valley. The railway had a short lifespan, running between 1904 and 12 March 1934. The route of the railway ...

Leek & Manifold Light Railway, Waterhouses

The Leek & Manifold Light Railway as it leaves Waterhouses, entering the Hamps valley across the first of 24 bridges. The railway had a short lifespan, running between 1904 and 1934. The route of the ...

Leek & Manifold Light Railway, Wetton Mill

An image from Staffordshire Country Magazine, May 1989 showing Wetton Mill Railway Station in the Manifold Valley on the Leek and Manifiold Light Railway. The railway had a short lifespan, running between ...

Naylor's Temperance Hotel, Manifold Valley

Naylor's Temperance Hotel stood near Butterton Station at Ecton Lea on the Manifold Valley Light Railway. The railway was short lived and operated between 1904 and 1934.

Old Soles Wood, Leek & Manifold Light Railway

A view of a the Leek & Manifold Valley Light Railway pictured in the Hamps Valley, north of Waterhouses, with Old Soles Wood in the background (misspelt 'Souls' on this postcard view). The railway had ...

Opening of the Leek & Manifold Light Railway, Waterhouses

Crowds at the Opening Day of the Leek and Manilfold Light Railway which took place at Waterhouses. The banners read “Success To The Chairman Of The Light Railway Company” and "Welcome to Earl Dartmouth". ...

Railway milk tankers, Ecton

Glass lined milk tankers on the Leek and Manifold Light Railway delivering to and from Ecton Creamery. Ecton Creamery and Cheese Factory occupied a converted smelting house associated with Ecton copper ...

Rolling stock, Leek & Manifold Light Railway

A Leek & Manifold Light Railway carriage in the crimson lake livery of the London, Midland and Scottish railway (LMS). The engines and rolling stock on the Leek & Manifold Light Railway, were in a ...

Sparrowlee, Leek & Manifold Light Railway

A stretch of the Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway at Sparrowlee in the Hamps valley, about 1.5 miles north of Waterhouses. The railway had a short lifespan, running between 1904 and 12 March 1934. ...

Steam Bus, The Plough, Endon

The 'Leek, Waterhouses and Hulme End' North Staffordshire Railway Steam Bus outside the Plough Hotel, Endon. The buses were built by Straker of Bristol and ferried passengers to and from the Manifold ...

Steam Bus, Waterhouses

The 'Leek, Waterhouses and Hulme End' North Staffordshire Railway Steam Bus outside Ye Olde Crown, Waterhouses. The buses were built by Straker of Bristol and ferried passengers to and from the Manifold ...

Thor’s Cave, Leek & Manifold Light Railway

A colour-tinted postcard of Thor's Cave in the Manifold valley, postmarked July 1906. Also pictured is Thor's Cave Station on the Leek & Manifold Light Railway, which served the village of Wetton and ...

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