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Plan of Slum Clearance Area 44 - Dunkirk, Chesterton

This is a plan of a couple of houses that were demolished under the Housing Act 1930. The site is now (2024) occupied by industrial units.

Bath Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A general view of Bath Street in Newcastle-under-Lyme as it used to be in 1930s. These houses were subject to demolition following the Housing Act 1930, and people were evicted from them in 1936.

Front of houses on Bath Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph shows numbers 12 to 30 Bath Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme. All of these houses and many more on that street were a subject to demolition following the Housing Act 1930. This street ...

Demolition of Wolstanton Colliery, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Wolstanton Colliery was sunk in 1916. By the 1960s it was considered a super-mine, with the deepest mineshafts in Britain, producing over 1 million tons of coal and was one of the biggest employers of ...

Plan of Slum Clearance Area 27 - Bath Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This plan shows the Bath Street Clearance Area, Newcastle-under-Lyme, which was later a subject of demolition under Housing Order 1935. The houses would have been in a bad state of repair. The Borough ...

Foden Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A view of numbers 9 to 19 Foden Street, Newcastle-under -Lyme. These houses were considered to be slums and were demolished following the Housing Act of 1930. There is a noticeable lack of cars on ...

Plan of Slum Clearance Area 26 - Foden Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This is a plan of houses that were demolished under the Housing Act, 1930 in Foden Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Some of the streets that surrounded Foden Street were demolished at a later date.

Racecourse Cottages, Silverdale

These six cottages on Downing Street, Silverdale were demolished around 1936. There were a total of 16 people who lived in these houses, and on the photograph you can see four of them, most likely neighbours. ...

Plan of Slum Clearance Area 21 - Racecourse Cottages, Silverdale

This plan shows Racecourse Cottages demolished following the Housing Act of 1930. The cottages were situated on Downing Street in Silverdale.

Plan of Paradise Street Housing Order 1933, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This plan shows the houses that were later demolished as part of the slum clearances following the Housing Act of 1930.

The Placemate, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Placemate was a local nightspot. It opened in 1969 and later became known as Maxim's. There has been a public house on the site since the 19th century, when it was called The Pomona Inn. Several ...

The Salvation Army Citadel, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A view of the Salvation Army Citadel on Bridge Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme. The building was demolished in the late 1970s or early 1980s, not long after this photograph was taken. The new Salvation ...

Rear view High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This is the rear view a part of the High Street. At the time the building housed Abbey National Building Society and Boots chemists. The Abbey National Building Society was absorbed into the Spanish ...

Frederick H. Burgess Agricultural Company, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This is the now defunct Frederick H. Burgess Agricultural Company store on Friar Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme. They were a major ironmonger and agricultural supply chain founded in 1900 in Eccleshall. ...

Northern Stores Clothing Company, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A view of the Northern Stores Clothing Company shop located on the junction between Bridge Street and the High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme. It was a men's clothing company and the proprietor was a ...

Queen Victoria's Statue being lowered into Queen's Gardens, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This statue of Queen Victoria was presented to the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1903 by Sir Alfred Haslam, and was unveiled by the Grand Duke Michael of the Russian Imperial family to celebrate the ...

Queen Victoria's Statue before restoration, Queen's Gardens, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This statue of Queen Victoria was originally unveiled by Sir Alfred Haslam in September 1903. It moved from Nelson Place to Station Walks in 1963, and moved again in 2001 to its current location in Queen's ...

Unveiling Queen Victoria's Statue, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This statue of Queen Victoria was presented to the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1903 by Sir Alfred Haslam, and was unveiled on 5th November 1903 by the Grand Duke Michael of the Russian Imperial family ...