Trentham, Staffordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Trentham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Memories Of Hot Summer Days

My friends and I used to swim in this pool in the summer holidays. My friend's mum used to work for Trentham Gardens and so we used to have free access to the gardens in the summer school holidays. We used to take the miniature train from the lake to the pool and spend all day there. We bought ice creams from ...Read full memory

A memory of Trentham

Trentham Railway

In the 1960's I was a ticket conductor on this train. Jack Goldstone was the driver and we took people from the gardens to the pool. Today there's no way I would be allowed to work on the railway because of health and safety concerns. We had to stand on a running board by the side of the carriages hang on with one hand and ...Read full memory

Inside The Collonade And The Amusement Arcade

I can remember this colonnade with a huge statue of one of the Dukes of Sutherland at one end, and by which doors led in the late 50's early 60's into an amusement arcade with flip ball machines, pinball machines etc...a great place if it was wet or cold to spend an hour or two.

A memory of Trentham by Michael Cooke