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Chatterley Whitfield Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent - 2019/2020

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I'm sure that most will be familiar with Chatterley Whitfield and a lot will have given it a visit over the years. There have been numerous excellent reports over the years, not least AndyK's outstanding effort a couple of years back which practically covered every inch of the place. I've visited Read more

G Yorke and Sons, Broom Street Works, Stoke-on-Trent - September 2020

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There's already been a few reports on this place and I know a lot have visited, so nothing particularly new or exciting here. Just my take on it. Naturally I've spent a fair bit of time poking around this particular bit of Stoke, it's just around the corner from the Falcon Works and also neighbours Read more

Bailey's Factory/Mill, Ilkeston - June 2020

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A bit of history courtesy of Heritage England: Lace and hosiery factory, now plastics factory. Possibly 1830s, and 1855. Red brick with gritstone dressings and quoins. Hipped tile roof. Four storeys. South elevation of 5-3-5 bays, the centre three advanced, with quoins and a dentilled pediment. Read more

Erecting Shop/10 Shop, Crewe Locomotive Works - September 2019

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Crewe Works is a British railway engineering facility built in 1840 by the Grand Junction Railway. It is located in the town of Crewe, in Cheshire. It is currently owned by Bombardier Transportation. At its height, Crewe Works employed over 20,000 people; in 2005 fewer than 1,000 remained on site, Read more

Bretby Brick & Stoneware Company (Klondyke Works), Swadlincote - October 2019

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All credit to _motionlessinmike for this one, I've not seen it crop up on here before so props to him and his local knowledge. Obviously being from the Potteries I just can't help but love pot banks, that being said I've never really ventured to Derby which also has an extensive pottery history, Read more

Peggy Davies Ceramics (formerly St Luke's/Wellington County Infants' School), Stoke on Trent - October 2019

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This one is quite an interesting place, it started life in 1893 as the Wellington County Infant's School and in 1982 it became Hanley St Luke’s C of E Aided Primary School. It was closed in 2001 after a new extension was built onto the adjacent junior school. At some point afterwards the Read more

Top Bridge Works (Price and Kensington), Stoke on Trent - September 2019

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For whatever reason in the years that I've been doing this I'd never actually had a serious look at this place, I guess it just never really looked worth the effort, but I think I was wrong really, I probably should have had a look years ago when it wasn't so wet. It's one of those weird places Read more

Stoke-on-Trent Workshops for the Blind - September 2019

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The Workshops for the Blind were closed in 2013, naturally it was straight on my radar, especially with it being a nice old art deco style industrial building (my favourite). However, since closing it has had very tight security and therefore has taken lots of persistence but as always it has Read more

Dudson Pottery, Stoke on Trent - Summer 2019

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Dudson is a British company that manufactured fine china. It was one of the oldest china companies in England, founded in 1800. It was one of the first of the pottery companies to identify a need for products specifically to serve the hospitality market and soon after its launch began exclusively Read more

Liverpool Fruit Exchange - February 2019

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There seems to be relatively little information about this place on the internet, hence I've just wheeled out the standard chunk of history that people have been using from Historic England. No.10-16 Victoria Street was built in c.1888 as a railway goods depot for the London & North Western Read more
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