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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 ...

Ashfield Wesleyan Mission, Nelson Place, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Baby’s Bonnet, 19th century

This bonnet is a typical baby’s bonnet, in that it is similar to the medieval coif; the bonnet is meant to cover the hair and ears but not the forehead. It was probably worn in the 19th century but ...

Baby’s Satin Bonnet, 19th century

This baby’s bonnet is made out of satin and is trimmed in down feather and was possibly used as a Christening bonnet. The feather down has been mostly lost over the years with just a small amount of the ...

Beige Wedding Jacket, 1920s

This silk jacket was worn by Emily Beech of Black Bank, Silverdale at her wedding in 1927. It demonstrates the flapper style of the ‘Roaring Twenties.’ This was a very boyish fashion trend compared ...

Birchenwood Collieries Rescue Team

Birchenwood Collieries Rescue Team of seven feet Banbury District, West Winpenny Slant, after a fire which occurred on Monday 28th April 1924. Photographed are: (back row) W. Kirkham, J. Stone, T ...

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 ...

Birchenwood Colliery, Kidsgrove

Miners from Birchenwood Colliery standing in front of a bonfire that was constructed to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII. The notice attached to the bonfire reads, 'E.R. Bonfire built by Birchenwood ...

Birchenwood, Kidsgrove

Demolition of Birchenwood coking-plant and tar distillery.

Blue Wedding Dress, 1920s

This wedding dress was worn by Lucy Harvey when she married Bill Hughes in the 1920s. It demonstrates the flapper style of the ‘Roaring Twenties.’ It is shorter in length and would have been worn ...

Boer War Veterans being awarded 'Freedom of the Borough', Newcastle-under-Lyme

Freedom of the Borough being bestowed on Boer War veterans at base of Guildhall clock tower.

Bomb damage, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Chesterton Salvation Army pictured amongst ruined buildings after a bombing raid on Chesterton during World War Two.

Bridesmaid's bonnet, 1940s

This is a child's bonnet that was worn for a wedding. It has the style of a Victorian 'poke' bonnet. It was worn by the donor Beryl Brindley (nee Hope) for her cousin Margaret's wedding. The wedding ...

Bridge Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph of Bank House on Bridge Street in Newcastle-under-Lyme was taken in 1963 prior to the house being demolished to make way for the Crown Court that now stands on the site. Bank House is ...

Carnival procession Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent

A car decorated for Wolstanton Carnival containing children in fancy dress, topped by a child dressed as Britannia. This photograph was taken in Forster Street, Tunstall.

Carnival Procession, North Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A view of a typical rainy Newcastle Carnival with the Town crier Frank Shufflebotham walking up front. The procession is turning into North Street from West Street. The police officers are members of ...

Cartoon study for the 'Mock Mayor' of Newcastle-under-Lyme

Oil on board depicting cartoon detail of images that were considered by the artist Robert William Buss for his final painting entitled The Mock Mayor. The townsfolk of Newcastle-under-Lyme elected ...

Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation, High Street, Chesterton

High Street, Chesterton June 2 1953