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Aerial View of Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A very different landscape to that of the present. Note the fork in the road to the right of the image - that is the junction between Northwood Lane and Clayton Road, the site of a roundabout today connecting ...

Ball's yard, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Located off Hassell street, this photograph shows the small terraced housing of Ball's yard that was typical in Newcastle. These houses and many like them were eventually cleared and residents moved into ...

Beattie Avenue during the arrival of their new residents from Paradise Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

By the late 1930s and the time of this photograph slum clearance had started in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Some of the first people to be re-housed were the residents of Paradise Street who were moved to Beattie ...

Bull's Bank, Lower Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Taken in 1935 this picture of Bull's Bank in Newcastle-under-Lyme takes in the tower of St. Giles' Church, the alleyway that leads to the churchyard and three of the terraced houses that surrounded the ...

Burgess family, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Private Stan Burgess showing off his new uniform, with his young brothers, Graham, Frank and Alan. This view was taken from Highfield Avenue, May Bank, and shows the awful air pollution that existed around ...

Calmer times on Clayton Road, Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Clayton Road, in the days when it was little more than a dirt track. In the centre of the image is Rose Cottage, the home of the local police constable, with Clayton Green to the right of the image.

Carved Shops, of Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre, 1940-1950s

Doctor Chris Giles, (who lived locally), handmade these wooden shops for his children while he was recuperating from a lengthy illness. They were modelled on local buildings in the town centre during ...

Catherine Street, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A family sitting outside Smelters Row at the bottom of Catherine Street, May Bank.

Chesterton Board School Infants, Chesterton

Disinfestation of furniture taken from houses on Paradise Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph shows the disinfestation of some of the furniture that moved with the residents of Paradise Street to Beattie Avenue in the 1930s. The cramped, rundown terraced houses of Paradise Street ...

Dolls Shoes, c.1930 -1950

These boots are made out of leather with small tight elastic bands as fasteners. They were originally painted white but most of the colour has faded away with only small pieces of the original colour ...

Hick Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A streetscene from 1948 depicting the terraced houses and cobbles of Hick Street in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Two dogs, a tricycle and a bicycle can be seen on the lefthand pavement and a woman with a box ...

Higherland, Newcastle-under-Lyme

View of houses and shops in Higerland in 1961.

Holborn, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Taken in 1955 from the tower of St. Giles' Church this photograph shows the now demolished area of Holborn in 1935 . In the foreground of the picture the back gardens of the terraced houses can be seen. ...

Junction between Stubbs' Gate and London Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A very tranquil scene at the road junction between London Road and Stubbs' Gate. Note the lack of a solid road surface. Tarmac was not used in the town centre until about 1930, and does not appear in ...

Leaving Paradise Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph captures the moment when families began moving from Paradise Street, the 19th century terraced houses that were a source of much illness and disease in Newcastle-under-Lyme, to the purpose ...

Little Red Riding Hood Doll, 1953

This doll is made using a 'composite' material. Composite dolls became more popular during the later half of the nineteenth century, as German doll makers in Sonneberg made a cheap material out of glue ...

Liverpool Road, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

View of Liverpool Road looking north west.