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A view from Greenway Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

This is a view from Greenway Hall Road. In the foreground are the nurseries of A.P. Matthews with the 1920's bungalows along one side of Nursery Avenue leading up towards the new houses which were built ...

A.W. Collyer & Sons plant nursery, Cannock

Arthur William Collyer was born in Bridgetown, Cannock. On leaving school he followed his father's trade as an auger maker, but by the 1911 census he is listed as a Colliery Clerk. He went on to run ...

Aerial photograph of John Hill & Sons Nurseries at Spot Gate

In about 1849, John and Elijah Hill purchased land at Spot Acre, near Fulford in order to set up their nursery business there. John Hill and Sons Nursery eventually occupied about 800 acres around Spot ...

Aerial photograph of John Hill Nurseries at Spot Gate

In about 1849, John and Elijah Hill purchased land at Spot Acre, near Fulford in order to set up their nursery business there. John Hill and Sons Nursery eventually occupied about 800 acres around Spot ...

Aerial photograph of John Hill Nurseries at Spot Gate

In about 1849, John and Elijah Hill purchased land at Spot Acre, near Fulford in order to set up their nursery business there. John Hill and Sons Nursery eventually occupied about 800 acres around Spot ...

Beggars' Oak tree, Bagot's Park

This enormous tree was a popular local attraction. People often chose to visit the tree for a summer outing. Many of the branches needed supports because of their weight and length. When the branches ...

Botanical Study, by Elizabeth Blake

Botanical study of the Primula Vulgaris undertaken in 1922.This study was undertaken by Elizabeth Blake, William Blake's sister, and details were reported to North Staffordshire Field Club meetings. Longton ...

Botanical Study, by Elizabeth Blake

Botanical study of the Primula Vulgaris undertaken in 1922. This study was undertaken by Elizabeth Blake, William Blake's sister, and details were reported to North Staffordshire Field Club meetings. Longton ...

Botanical Study, by Elizabeth Blake

Botanical study of the Primula Vulgaris undertaken in 1922. This study was undertaken by Elizabeth Blake, William Blake's sister, and details were reported to North Staffordshire Field Club meetings. Longton ...

Botanical Study, by Elizabeth Blake

Sketched scientific cross sectional study of a Primrose. The diagram provides names for parts of the plant's anatomy. This study was undertaken by Elizabeth Blake, William Blake's sister, and details ...

Botanical Study, by Elizabeth Blake

Botanical study of the Primula Vulgaris undertaken in 1922. This study was undertaken by Elizabeth Blake, William Blake's sister, and details were reported to North Staffordshire Field Club meetings. Longton ...

Botanical study, Manifold Valley

Botanical study of the Primula Vulgaris undertaken in 1921. The flowers were picked near to Thor's Cave at Manifold valley, Staffordshire, by Miss E.M. Blake. They are part of a botanical study looking ...

Botanical study, Manifold Valley

Botanical study of the Primula Vulgaris undertaken in 1920. The flowers were picked near to Thor's Cave at Manifold valley, Staffordshire, by Miss E.M. Blake. They are part of a botanical study looking ...

Canefield & Palm. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing a canefield and palms. Taken in a foreign location.

Chysis Loevis - Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala

This plate from The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala by James Bateman shows chysis loevis, also known as Smooth-Lipped Loevis - "the finest species of a most singular genus." Use the 'Zoom to Detail' ...

Commonwealth War Cemetery, Cannock Chase

This postcard is incorrectly titled 'The German Cemetery'. It actually shows the Commonwealth War Cemetery at Broadhurst Green on Cannock Chase. This cemetery contains the graves of 24 British and 73 ...

Conservatory, Shugborough Walled Garden

Interior view of the consevatory which adjoined the Gardener's House. This photograph was taken by Charles Goldsmith, Head Gardener at Shugborough between December 1931 and October 1932.

Convent of the Holy Rosary, Cannock

Opened in 1898 by the Sisters of the Christian Retreat, the Convent later became Lyncroft School in the 1970s and then Chase Academy in 1998, since renamed Chase Grammar School.. The Convent building ...