Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Burslem, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.
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I was born in Burslem and lived on Waterloo Road across from Macintyres pottery from 1949 until 1957 when we moved to Lancashire. Macintyres had a clock tower and we would check it in the morning before leaving for school. I began school at St. John's and then went to North Road C P. I remember Wilshaw's grocers and the queue (...Read full memory)
My memories start around 1946 and go on 'forever' - but the years I want to mention here are those of my Cobridge schooldays and the Burslem connection to those schooldays. I lived on the Cobridge side of Burslem, at the top of Elder Rd ... Elder Place opposite the Park, a (...Read full memory)