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A collection of spoil tips.

The view south from the Bemersley Green area with Chatterley Whitfield Colliery spoil tip in the foreground. Beyond that, almost in line, are the tips of Sneyd Colliery, Hanley Deep Pit and Fenton. ...

A general view of Alvecote Colliery

Alvecote Colliery, Tamworth Brickworks and the Coventry canal can be seen in this photograph. Alvecote Colliery was known as Tamworth Colliery until 1948.

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 ...

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 view from Hartshill Park, Stoke-on-Trent

The camera is looking north east from the end of Vicarage Road at the entrance to Hartshill Park and Nature Reserve. The middle of the photograph is dominated by the gas holders and buildings of Etruria ...

A view north from Hartshill Park, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph was taken from the top of Vicarage Road, at the entrance to Hartshill Park and Nature Reserve. The camera is looking northwards. Inn the foreground is the Diamond Clay Works, manufacturing ...

Abbey Lane, Bucknall

Looking north along Abbey Lane from close to the junction with Heath House Lane. This lane leads to Abbey Hulton. On the right, the higher ground is part of the site of the old Hanley and Bucknall Colliery, ...

Address of the Coal Miners of the North Staffordshire District - A notice from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

This notice invites us to explore the hardships suffered by North Staffordshire's coal miners in 1831 - when their early trade unions were still not widely recognised. Employers often intimidated organised ...

Adit mining, Alton Castle, near Cheadle

Photograph of opening of an adit mine, 'Alton Castle', near Cheadle, Staffordshire. Adit mines are driven into the side of a hill or mountain, and are often used when coal is located inside the mountain ...

Aerial view of Littleton Colliery, Huntington

In the foreground are the colliery buildings, with houses close by.

Aftermath of the Fauld Explosion

On the morning of November 27, 1944, a huge explosion took place after the accidental ignition of 3,500 tons of explosives stored by the RAF in a disused gypsum mine. Upper Castle Hayes Farm was completely ...

Aftermath of the pit explosion at West Cannock No. 5 Mine, Hednesford

Miner being comforted following a firedamp explosion in the pit on May 16 1933, which killed 6 men and 2 horses. West Cannock Colliery Company had 5 sites: No.1 plant (pit) was sunk in 1869 and ...

Amington colliery, Tamworth

Amington pit miners next to the railway with, fourth from left, Master Walter Oliver Perry, who was only 12 to 14 years old at the time this photograph was taken.

Amington colliery, Tamworth

Amington colliery railway and the Locomotive 0-4-0 saddle tank built by Brush in 1909. Pictured are Mr Driton, Mr Leedham and another gentleman.

An Address to the Coal Miners - Pamphlet from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

An apparently neutral observer introduces himself in this pamphlet, claiming to weigh up the respective cases of the coal masters and miners' union during industrial unrest in 1831. Claiming to wish ...

An in-seam roadway, Lea Hall Colliery, Rugeley

A coal miner standing in the Deep-Seam roadway. The endless-road haulage can be seen between and adjacent to the rails. Water and fire-fighting pipes are slung from the supports at the side and the power ...

Apedale Ironworks, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Photograph of the Manager of Apedale Ironworks.

Arthur Scargill at a miner's strike demonstration, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent 1984.

Arthur Scargill was President of the National Union of Mineworkers during the 1984 - 1985 miner's strike and became a household name. He attended rallys and demonstrations throughout the country including ...