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Bignall End, Audley

This postcard shows the view from the foot of Boon Hill, at the junction of Raven's Lane and Bignall Hill. The North Staffordshire Branch railway line, seen here running from the left, has now been removed. ...

Birchenwood Collieries Rescue Team, 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 ...

Brook Lane and Goose Street area, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A view of the gasometer or gas holder. In 1819 Newcastle-under-Lyme started its own gas light company. The gasworks were built on Goose Street. Coal was heated to release gas which was then stored in ...

Building Department, 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 ...

Burley pit engine at Apedale colliery, Chesterton

Burley Pit, Chesterton

Burley Pit was part of Apedale colliery and was open between about 1850 and 1926. This photograph was taken by Thomas Warham, a local photographer, who took many photographs of Audley and its surrounding ...

Bus drivers’ uniforms made at Enderley Mills, Newcastle-under-Lyme

New design of bus drivers' uniforms made for Potteries Motor Transport by J Hammond & Co at Enderley Mills in 1968. Enderley Mills were founded in 1881 by Richard Stanway and specialised in the manufacture ...

Cross Heath Cotton Mill, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph shows the cotton mill in Cross Heath in 1960. The mill was built by Richard Thompson in 1797 and continued to manufacture textiles until the late 1960s. Thompson was a conscientious employer ...

Deeko Paper Mill, Lower Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A paper mill has been located on this site since the early nineteenth century. In 1851 the factory was called Holborn Mill. It would have drawn water from the Lyme brook for the papermaking processes. ...

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 ...

Diglake colliery, Audley, Newcastle-under-Lyme

On the 14th January 1895, 77 miners lost their lives at Diglake when an inrush of water from old workings flooded the mine. The mine was never re-opened following the disaster.

Disused screens at Leycett colliery, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Enderley Mill, Enderley Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Enderley Mills were founded in 1881 by Richard Stanway and specialised in the manufacture of uniforms. At the time of Stanway's ownership the Mill was viewed as a model one by the Government Inspector, ...

Former Midlands Electricity Board power station, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This is the former power station that served the Midlands Electricity Board (MEB), the electricity board that provided for the midlands area. The MEB functioned from 1947 to 1990 when it was sold to ...

Former Midlands Electricity Board power station, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This is the former power station that served the Midlands Electricity Board (MEB), the electricity board that provided for the midlands area. The MEB functioned from 1947 to 1990 when it was sold to ...

Goose Street Gas Works, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Before the late 1700s, light was either natural or came from candles and oil lamps. The advent of gas light meant streets were seen as safer to walk through at night and businesses could stay open later ...

Holborn Old Paper Mill demolition, Holborn, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Possibly taken during the demolition of the old paper mill at Holborn, before the new one was constructed. Holborn Paper Mill was owned by the Lamb family for over a century until about 1928. The mill ...

Holditch sinkings, Chesterton

A view of the Holditch sinkings at Chesterton, showing the winding wheel for the mine. The sinking at Holditch was to enable deeper coal seams to be reached.