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Ivy Bank Cottage, Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This is the house opposite Clayton Green, on what is now the A519, Clayton road. As you can see the road was much quieter when this photograph and the lady of the house is able to feed her chickens outside ...

Gravel Pit Lodge, Hanchurch

Gravel Pit Lodge is a listed building built in 1859. It gained its name due to the gravel pits at Trentham.

Main Street, Swynnerton

Looking down the street with ivy covered buildings on either side.

Main Street, Swynnerton

Looking down a road with ivy covered houses on either side, at the end is a thatched cottage.

Clayton Farm, Clayton Green, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A view across Clayton Green of the Farmhouse and barn.

Redgate, Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This is a view of the houses on Clayton Green from the area of land to the side now known as Redgate.

Clayton Green, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This is a view of Clayton Green with Stoke-on-Trent in the distant background.

Clayton Green, Clayton Road Newcastle-under-Lyme

This is the view along Clayton road going towards Newcastle-under-Lyme. Clayton Green is the area to the right of the image.

Clayton Lodge, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This is a view of Clayton Lodge which was built in the early 19th century. Frederick Robert Patzer is listed as the owner of Clayton Lodge in Kelly's 1912 directory. Sources show that it was owned by ...

Alton Castle

Set on a hill above the village of Alton, the castle was built in the mid-19th century although there has been a fortification on the site since the 12th century. At the time this was taken it was owned ...

Alton Castle

Set on a hill above the village of Alton, the castle was built in the mid-19th century, although there has been a fortification on the site since the 12th century. At the time this was taken it was owned ...

Beech Caves

Beech caves are man-made caves close to the hamlet of Beech where sandstone was quarried for local use. The 1879 Ordnance Survey map shows the area as an 'Old Quarry', as by then it no longer used. In ...

Basford Scouts, camping in Hanchurch Woods

Robert Baden-Powell set up the scouting movement in 1908 after a successful camp teaching boys important skills, and releasing a book called ‘Scouting for Boys’. By the end of 1908, there were 60,000 ...

Clayton Police Station, Newcastle-under-Lyme

We know that a police officer was stationed here as there is a 'police' sign above the front door. Not far from this house is a path that runs through Clayton Woods known as 'Bobby's lane' (a bobby being ...

Laboratory at Birchenwood Colliery, 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 ...

Royal Visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Birchenwood Colliery, Kidsgrove

King George V and Queen Mary visited Birchenwood Colliery on the second day of their tour of north Staffordshire. They had stayed overnight at Crewe Hall. Birchenwood colliery opened in the 1890s, ...

Winding gear, Birchenwood Colliery, 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 ...

Construction work at Birchenwood Colliery, 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 ...