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459 Watling Street, Tamworth

This house was built by Charles Smith senior, using salvaged doors, windows etc. from Drayton Manor.

Aerial view of BRC factory, Stafford

Aerial photograph of BRC (British Reinforced Concrete Engineering Co.) factory, Queensville, Stafford, looking south. Lichfield Road in foreground, Silkmore Lane to the left. The British Reinforced Concrete ...

Aerial view of Hilton Park motorway services

Hilton Park opened on the M6 in 1970 and was operated by Toprank, and it is now operated by Moto. In 1998 it was reported to be the busiest service station on the United Kingdom motorway network. Since ...

Apex Garage, Birmingham Road, Lichfield

The Apex Garage on the Birmingham Road just south of Lichfield. There are ten different hand-cranked pumps, all dispensing different brands or grades of petrol. Image courtesy of Lichfield Heritage ...

Barker & Shenton garage, Walton, Stone

The former Barker and Shenton garage on the A34 by the Walton roundabout at Stone. It is now (2006) the Shell petrol station.

Bode's Garage, Buxton Road, Leek

Ferdinand Bode began making and repairing bicycles in the 1910s. Later, some general engineering work was undertaken for local textile firms and the company introduced several innovative technical improvements ...

Boote's Ceramic Tiles Ltd, High Street, Tunstall

T & R Boote's ceramic tile works was on High Street to the north of Tunstall town centre. In the distance is the bell tower and spire of Christ Church. The spire has since been removed. The company ...

Coach House, Rear of the Bear Inn, Stafford,

Coach house (centre) in the rear yard of the Bear Inn on Greengate Street. The Bear Inn was built in the seventeenth century Bear Inn on the site of the Old Black Bear Inn; it is possible some of the ...

Darlaston Café, near Stone

The Darlaston Cafe stood on the eastern side of the Stoke-on-Trent to Stone road (the A34) close to the Darlaston Inn. It was one of a number of road-side cafés and petrol stations on the stretch of ...

Fidgeon's Garage, The Square, Fazeley, Lichfield

Display of eleven motor bikes, three side cars, one fully kitted out lady motor cyclist, and a Ford car. Fidgeon's Garage and buildings are shown here before the alterations of the 1930's to the corner ...

Green Bus Company offices and cafe, Rugeley

These offices stood on Taylors Lane, Rugeley. Westbrook House can be seen to the right of this image..

Green Bus Service Garage, Rugeley

Wheildon's Green Bus Service Garage on Elmore Lane. Rugeley Garden Centre can be seen on the right with the iron railings. All the buidings have now been demolished and the area redeveloped.

Haulage yard, Checkley

Haulage Yard south of the church on Church Lane, Checkley.

Hickson Bros. Garage, Fazeley/Bonehill roads junction, Tamworth

The interior of Hickson Brother's Garage, situated on the Fazeley/ Bonehill road junction opposite the Jolly Sailor. On the right can be seen a Tipper Lorry. The two gentlemen kneeling are Morris Ellison, ...

Jeffrey's Garage in Brakespeare Street, Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent

The photograph shows W Jeffrey & Sons bus and coach garage in Brakespeare Street (to the left) in Goldenhill. This is the rear entrance to the garage which fronted onto Charlotte Street. The garage has ...

Keele Motorway Services

View of the M6 motorway and the services at Keele, Staffordshire. The Forte Service Station was opened in 1963, soon after this stretch of the motorway was built.

Knowl Wall Tollgate Cottage, Swynnerton

This former toll house is situated at Knowl Wall, near Swynnerton, on the A519 Eccleshall to Newcastle Road, formerly a turnpike road.

Longton from Meir Hay Fields

This photograph was taken from what was called Meir Hay fields, looking westwards towards Longton with the tower of St James' church on the skyline in the centre. This part of Longton was thought to have ...