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Accident at Radford Bridge, Baswich

On the evening of 18 October 1923 a Scammell lorry belonging to McNamara & Co. Ltd., Royal Mail and general road transport contractors, crashed through the parapet of Radford Bridge into the River Penk ...

Accident at the Mill, Great Haywood

This postcard view shows the fire brigade and local people draining the mill pond by using steam powered fire engines to lower the level of the water. In the foreground men are working Shugborough Hall's ...

Accident at the Mill, Great Haywood

In March 1905 Mrs Challenor, the wife of the Town Clerk of Hanley, and her niece, were being driven across the bridge at Great Haywood Mill when their car plunged into the mill pond. The chauffeur and ...

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 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 ...

Aircraft incident at Mill Meece

A De Havilland Rapide aircraft is pictured after making a forced landing at Mill Meece. The eight-seater aircraft was on the way from Elmdon Airport, Birmingham to Squires Gate, Blackpool. The pilot ...

Areoplane forced landing, Fulford

On Sunday, 15 November 1931, the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) flew from Windsor to Meir aerodrome, en route to open the Rosemary Ednam Memorial Hospital for Cripples at Hartshill. After safely ...

Birchenwood Collieries Rescue Team, Kidsgrove

Birchenwood colliery opened in the 1890s, most of the coal being used for coke and other by-products. The colliery actually closed in 1932, but coke and other by-product production continued by using ...

Car accident, Bon Marche General Store, Upper Tean

In about 1905 the Bon Marche shop was bought by William Henry Johnson, who had previously worked in the Tape Mill. At the same time he acquired the Quiet Woman public house, which was part of the tall ...

Car crash, Queensville, Stafford

The aftermath of a collision between two motor cars at the bottom of Queensville Bank, Stafford.

Crashed aeroplane, near Blithfield Reservoir

A Piper Cherokee pictured following a crash near Blithfield Reservoir.

Derailment, Stafford Station,

Diglake colliery disaster

On 14 January 1895, a terrible disaster occurred at Diglake colliery, Bignall Hill. Two hundred and sixty men and boys descended the pit that day. At 11.30am a spate of water from the old flooded Rookery ...

Diglake colliery, Audley, Newcastle-under-Lyme

On the 14th January 1895, 77 miners lost their lives at Diglake when an inrush of water from old workings flooded the mine. The mine was never re-opened following the disaster.

Dragging the Mill Pond, Great Haywood

The fire brigade and villagers draining the mill pond. The steam engine was from Ingestre. In March 1905 Mrs Challenor, the wife of the Town Clerk of Hanley, and her niece, were being driven across ...

Fauld explosion crater

An aerial view of the crater at Fauld, near Hanbury. 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 ...

Fauld explosion, The Cock Inn, Hanbury

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 ...

Hixon Rail Disaster

Firemen on the roof of a train carriage. In the group of policemen bottom left are Sgt. John Riley (the Sergeant wearing the helmet) who was stationed at Stone, and the Constable on the extreme left without ...