Old Photo's of Stoke on Trent

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  1. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    I thought this may be of interest, or for some nostalgic.



    And for those that think we have air pollution problems now, we have come a long long way

    Paul
     
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  2. redpiperbob

    redpiperbob Full Member

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    That Brouht back a lot of memories.
    Sherwin records, The vic theatre , Trentham gardens,
    And at 5.41 unless I am very much mistaken is a pic of The Barbers Palace (picture house) on the left and tunstall little park on the right.

    Be seeing you
    Bob
     
  3. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes but did you catch Meir station taken from the bridge and also Tunstall station and the loop line train at Etruria. I also liked the PMT Reliances particularly the 54 seater 4980VT series a few of which were kept in service long past their sell by dates until about 1980 on the Gillow Heath - Hanley service. I think that picture was taken in the first old Longton bus station
     
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  4. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    I worked on the Garden Centre build at Trentham Gardens a few years ago, remember the 'indoor waterfall'!
    Keith.
     
  5. redpiperbob

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    Hi York Paul Yes I did see them although Tunstall never had a station. the one in the clip is Longport any happy hour spent there spotting.
    Be seeing you
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  6. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Redpiperbob,
    Yes the clips show two views of Burslem station which I mistook for Tunstall station, so my mistake there. The first shot shows Burslem looking towards Cobridge with the passenger footbridge over the platforms and the Moorland Road over bridge behind, to the right can be seen the offset station building alongside the cobbled goods yard roadway which led to three sidings. The second shot shows a view in the other direction again with the passenger footbridge but looking towards Tunstall and with Hamil Road over bridge in the background, the low signalbox can just be made out at the end of the platform and the carriage landing sidings were on the right. I started off working at Longport station and the PCD depot as a junior during my railway days but couldn't identify Longport station from this film even abate with the level crossing removed. Here is a map of Tunstall station with the goods yards and the Newfields Wharf branch, Tunstall was opened to passengers in 1875 and closed in 1964, it had three signal boxes, Tunstall Junction, Tunstall Station and Newfields Junction which was a half mile or so away in the direction of Pitts Hill. Hope this helps folk interested in the old Loop Line.

    http://www.thepotteries.org/loop_line/tunstall_4.htm


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  7. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Well seemingly a few whistles have been wetted so here are a few more







    Paul
     

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