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Almshouses, Bridge Street, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

View of Almshouses looking north-east taken from St. Giles tower. Prior to their demolition in 1964. They were pulled down to make way for the ring road. In 1688 the Duke of Albemarle bequeathed £6000 ...

Bomb damage, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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

Bridge street, Almshouses, Newcastle-under-Lyme

In 1688 the Duke of Albemarle bequeathed £6000 for the erection and maintenance of almshouses for twenty poor widows. The houses were eventually built in 1743, and had to be demolished in 1964 to make ...

Clayton Hall, Newcastle-under-Lyme

View of World War II Fleet Air Arm barrack blocks. During World War II Clayton Hall became HMS Daedalus, a land based Royal Naval Artificer Training Establishement. Many buildings were built within ...

Hospital Saturday market stall outside the Guildhall, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A stall raising funds for Hospital Saturday, situated at the back of the Guildhall. At the time many hospitals, including the North Staffordshire Infirmary and Eye Hospital at Hartshill were supported ...

Hospital Saturday Procession, Church Street, Audley

This scene shows a Procession down Church Street in Audley on Hospital Saturday in about 1912. At the time many hospitals, including the North Staffordshire Infirmary and Eye Hospital at Hartshill were ...

Hospital Saturday, Church street, Audley

Hospital Saturday in Audley with a procession going down Church Street. At the time many hospitals, including the North Staffordshire Infirmary and Eye Hospital at Hartshill were supported by voluntary ...

Laudanum and Neuralgia

During the Victorian period cures for diseases were often more dangerous than the illness itself. Laudanum is a notable example of the Victorian cure. Pharmacies could prescribe the dangerous drug ...

Magneto Electric Machine

The Magneto Electric Machine was an early electro-therapeutic device. It was to used to treat 'nervous disorders'. A patient would place their fingers in the metal tubes and an electric current was generated ...

Map of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Silverdale

This map shows Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1925. It also marks the Poor Law Institutions or workhouses on London Road and Keele Road. Digitisation funded by Heritage Lottery Fund

Map of sewers in Newcastle-under-Lyme

This map shows all the drains and sewage system for Newcastle-Under-Lyme. It was commissioned by the council after a new law was passed by the Board of Health forced the council to build new drains after ...

Map plotting the Cholera Victims of 1849, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Using a map produced by Robert Malabar in 1875, somebody in the late 1800s plotted the houses of the victims of the 1849 Cholera outbreak. The red/brown dots on the original map are hard to see as ...

Newcastle Union War Hosptial, Newcastle

Patients and staff are pictured here posing for their photoraphs in a ward of the Newcastle Union War Hospital during World War 1. It later became the City General Hospital.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Board of Health Drainage Works Plan - Sheet 1

These plans were drawn up by Lee and Stevenson, Civil Engineers from London in 1853. They show the proposed new drainage for the Newcastle-under-Lyme area in accordance with the Public Health Act 1848. They ...

Newcastle-under-Lyme Board of Health Drainage Works Plan - Sheet 2

Newcastle-under-Lyme Board of Health Drainage Works Plan These plans were drawn up by Lee and Stevenson, Civil Engineers from London in 1853. They show the proposed new drainage for the Newcastle-under-Lyme ...

Newcastle-under-Lyme Board of Health Drainage Works Plan - Sheet 3

These plans were drawn up by Lee and Stevenson, Civil Engineers from London in 1853. They show the proposed new drainage for the Newcastle-under-Lyme area in accordance with the Public Health Act 1848. They ...

Newcastle-under-Lyme Board of Health Drainage Works Plan - Sheet 4

These plans were drawn up by Lee and Stevenson, Civil Engineers from London in 1853. They show the proposed new drainage for the Newcastle-under-Lyme area in accordance with the Public Health Act 1848. They ...

Newcastle-under-Lyme Board of Health Drainage Works Plan - Sheet 5

These plans were drawn up by Lee and Stevenson, Civil Engineers from London in 1853. They show the proposed new drainage for the Newcastle-under-Lyme area in accordance with the Public Health Act 1848. They ...