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1st Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment during their time in India

Until India was granted its independence in 1947, there was a large part of the British Army that was integrated with the Indian Army – ‘policing’ the Empire’, and keeping order in case of racial tension ...

A coal wharf, Bridgwood Street, Longton

This photograph is looking north along Bridgwood Street from close to the Sutherland Road junction. A coal wharf on the right was alongside Bridgwood Street (formerly called Wharf Street). The bridge ...

A general view of Rugeley

This image was almost certainly taken from the north elevation of 15 Ashleigh Rd Pear Tree Estate. When the Photograph was taken, it would have been fields and farmland. The White gates on the extreme ...

Abbey Crossing, Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent

The canal bridge over the Caldon Canal and Abbey Level Crossing, with the crossing keeper's house to the left, on Horse Lane (now Birches Head Road) at Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent.

Adderley Green to Bucknall mineral railway, Bentilee.

This photograph was taken from the Arbourfield Drive bridge over the Adderley Green to Bucknall mineral railway line. The spoil tip in the distance belongs to Mossfield Colliery. The houses on the left ...

Adderley Green to Bucknall railway line, near Brokhouse Green.

Looking northwards along the mineral railway. In the distance are the crossing gates for Fenton Road. The photograph was taken from the bridge over the Causley Brook. On the skyline is Hanley with to ...

Aerial view of Burton-on-Trent

View of High Street and the surrounding area. Both rail transport links and brewery sites can be clearly seen.

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 ...

Aerial view of Duncan Hall, Yarnfield

An aerial view Duncan Hall at Yarnfield, looking north east. The General Post Office Engineering Department Central Training School opened in Yarnfield in 1946. It occupied buildings at Howard Hall, ...

Aerial view of Henry Venables Ltd., Stafford

Henry Venables founded his timber business in Foregate Street, next to Bostock’s shoe manufactory. He made wooden packing cases for the export of shoes. He was born in Stafford in 1827 and had been working ...

Aerial view of Kidsgrove

In the centre of this view is Kidsgrove Railway Station, and just to the right is the Harecastle Tunnel entrance. Bottom right is Harding's Wood Junction where the Trent and Mersey Canal joins the Macclesfield ...

Aerial view of Oakamoor

An aerial view of Oakamoor looking north, taken after the demolition of the Copper Works in 1963. Holy Trinity church can be seen near the centre of the photograph.

Aerial view of Stafford

Photograph shows the southern edge of Stafford looking north, including Burton Manor, Moss Pit, Rising Brook and Rickerscote. The M6 can be seen in the bottom left hand corner of this image, with the ...

Aerial View of Stafford,

View of Stafford from the south, with Brunswick Terrace and the offices and workshops of the Midlands Electricity Board filling the bottom left hand corner of the image. Friars Terrace is at the middle ...

Aerial view of Stoke on Trent

An aerial view of part of Stoke on Trent. The railway can be seen running across the middle of the photograph, with the station to the left. The Trent and Mersey Canal is in front of the railway line. ...

Aerial view of Stoke-on-Trent

An aerial view of part of Stoke on Trent. Stoke Railway Station and the North Stafford Hotel can be seen top centre. St. peter's Church is just right of centre on the middle of the photograph. The Spode ...

Aerial view of Stoke-on-Trent

An aerial view looking eastwards over Stoke-on-Trent. St. Peter's Church can be seen on the right hand edge, with the Railway Station and Trent & Mersey Canal in the distance.

Aerial view of Tamworth Railway Station

An aerial view of Tamworth Railway Station showing the railway junction of the high and low levels of track. The high level line was the Birmingham to Derby (later the Midland) railway, opened in 1839, ...