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A.R.P. Wardens, Stone

Air raid warden, Bilbrook area

An Air Raid Warden pictured during the early part of the 2nd World War. He is wearing helmet, overalls and an arm band. Later on in the war he would probably be wearing battle dress.

Alan Landon, Uttoxeter Road, Longton

Alan Landon pictured in the back yard of 1 High St (later Uttoxeter Rd), Longton In front of a wartime Anderson shelter. Behind the shelter is the brickwork of the huge bottle oven of the Park Hall Pottery. ...

ARP Warden Helmet, World War II

During World War II Air Raid Precaution warden’s had the job to protect civilians from the dangers of air-raids. During blackouts they were responsible for ensuring no light was visible. They had ...

Bomb damage to Richards' Butcher's Shop, High Street, Burton-on-Trent

Scene showing the destruction of the zeppelin raid on Messrs. Richards' butcher's shop, 156-7 High Street. A few of the butcher's pigs were killed but the horse escaped.

Bomb Damage, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent

Bomb damage at the rear of Heathouse Lane, Bucknall, photographed on 23 August 1942. Comment by David Salt: "I was born on 29 January 1941, in 10 Hulton Road, Abbey Hulton. The earliest memory, that ...

Bomb damage, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Chesterton Salvation Army pictured amongst ruined buildings after a bombing raid on Chesterton during World War Two.

Bomb Damage, Old Stoke Road, Stoke-on-Trent

Old Stoke Road pictured after a bombing raid in January 1941. On this particular night the target was the Michelin tyre factory, with Stoke railway goods yard as a secondary target. Recalling the ...

Bomb damage, Pitts Hill, Stoke-on-Trent

During the early years of World War Two, Stoke-on-Trent was a strategic high priority target. The main targets were the Michelin factory, the railway goods yard, the British Aluminium Works and Radway ...

Bomb Damage, Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent

Photograph of a bomb damaged shop on the High Street in Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent. Part of an official survey commissioned in 1941 by the City of Stoke-on-Trent.

Bomb damage, Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent

Bomb damage on High Street, Pittshill. This photograph is part of an official survey of bomb damage commissioned by the City of Stoke-on-Trent in 1941.

Bomb damage, Stoke-on-Trent

Bomb damage at Old Stoke Road, Stoke-on-Trent, 1941.

Bomb damage, Taylor Avenue, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph shows the damage caused to houses in Taylor Avenue, May Bank by a bomb during the second World War. Newcastle was very lucky during the war and only suffered rare bomb damage, though as ...

Bomb Shelter, Sandon Road, Stafford

Second World War bomb shelter in rear garden on Sandon Road.

Fire watching team, Bratt and Dyke Department Store, Hanley

The Fire Watch team at Bratt and Dyke's Hanley Department Store. It was their responsibility to provide early warnings and protect the building from incendiary bomb attack during the Second World War. Draper ...

Gas Mask

This is a child's gas issued during WW2. They were made in bright colours in an attempt to make them more acceptable to the child than the standard ominous black type. Known by collectors as the 'Mickey ...

Gas Mask

A gas mask and holder dating from World War Two. This is a standard civilian issue mask. These were always provided in a plain card box with string for a shoulder strap. The tin holder shown here is likely ...

Gas Mask

This is a 'Service Respirator', issued to the Army/Navy/Air Force, also the Police and some Civil Defence etc. but generally not a civilian item. Forty million masks were distributed to the civilian ...