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1842 Pottery Riots
Predominantly centred on Hanley and Burslem, in what is now Stoke-on-Trent, the 1842 Pottery Riots took place in the midst of the 1842 General Strike, and both are credited with helping to forge trade unionism and direct action as a powerful tool in British industrial relations.[1]Contents1 Cause 2 Events 3 Aftermath 4 See also 5 External links 6 ReferencesCause[edit] The riots took place against the back drop of the 1842 General Strike, started by colliers in and around the Potteries, and part of the popular working class Chartist movement. The spark that lit both the General Strike
General Strike
and Pottery Riots was the decision, in early June 1842, by W.H. Sparrow, a Longton coal mine owner, to disregard the law and fail to give the statutory fortnight's notice before imposing a hefty pay reduction of almost a shilling a day on his workers.[2] The men went on strike and soon surrounding colliery workers began showing support
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Trentham, Staffordshire
Trentham is a suburb of the city of Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
in North Staffordshire, England, south-west of the city centre and south of the neighbouring town of Newcastle-under-Lyme. It is separated from the main urban area by open space and by the Trent and Mersey Canal
Trent and Mersey Canal
and the River Trent, giving it the feel of a village.Trentham GardensContents1 Boundaries 2 History 3 Trentham today 4 Bibliography 5 References 6 External linksBoundaries[edit] The River Trent
River Trent
is the border between the City of Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
and Stafford Borough for most of its southerly flow past Trentham
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Lightwood
Lightwood is a suburb of Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, England. It is located to the south of Longton, and Lightwood Road runs from here to Rough Close. The area gives its name to the Lightwood Hoard, a substantial collection of Roman coins discovered buried in the garden of a house on Lightwood Road in 1960.[1] Though containing mostly private housing, the area includes a Methodist chapel constructed in 1816 which is a Grade 2 listed building.[2][3] References[edit]^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-23. Description of Lightwood Hoard ^ [1] Listed buildings in Stoke-on-Trent, includes photo of chapel ^ Historic England. "Methodist Chapel (1220578)". National Heritage List for England
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Bucknall, Staffordshire
Bucknall is a suburb of Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
in the county of Staffordshire. It was recorded in the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
as having a taxable value of 0.3 geld and consisting of three ploughlands.[1] Mitchell High School was a comprehensive school located in Bucknall that educated pupils of ages 11-16.[2] The school was merged with Edensor High School in Longton in 2011 to form Discovery Academy, with the new school reloacting to a new site in Bentilee
Bentilee
in 2013. Ash Hall Golf Club (now defunct) first appeared in the mid 1920s. It continued until WW2.[3] References[edit]Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bucknall, Staffordshire.^ "Place: Bucknall". domesdaymap.co.uk
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Chell, Staffordshire
Staffordshire
Staffordshire
(/ˈstæfərdʃɪər/ or /ˈstæfərdʃər/;[2] abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It adjoins Cheshire
Cheshire
to the north west, Derbyshire
Derbyshire
and Leicestershire
Leicestershire
to the east, Warwickshire
Warwickshire
to the south east, West Midlands and Worcestershire
Worcestershire
to the south, and Shropshire
Shropshire
to the west. Stone railway station
Stone railway station
in Stone.The largest city in Staffordshire
Staffordshire
is Stoke-on-Trent, which is administered separately from the rest of the county as an independent unitary authority. Lichfield
Lichfield
also has city status, although this is a considerably smaller cathedral city
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Cliffe Vale, Staffordshire
Cliffe Vale is a district of the city of Stoke-on-Trent, and lies to the immediate south of Etruria and just west of Basford and Hartshill. Cliffe Vale is in the valley of the Fowlea Brook, now better known as Etruria Valley. There are industrial and employment uses along the A500, and new residential developments along the Trent and Mersey Canal. The Shelton New Road (A53) passes through from east to west. The area is sometimes called Cliff Vale (with no 'e') by the city council, and is part of the Hartshill electoral ward.Contents1 History 2 Cliffe Vale today 3 Further reading 4 External linksHistory[edit] The Roman road
Roman road
called Rykeneld Street passed directly through the Cliffe Vale area, although the exact route it ran along is unknown. Cliffe Vale takes its name from having been the 'Hay of Clive', part of a Norman deer hunting park that survived as such well into the 15th century
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Cobridge
Cobridge
Cobridge
is an area of Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
in the county of Staffordshire, England. Cobridge
Cobridge
has a car dealer centre (Holdcroft) on Sneyd Street,[1] a community centre[2] and a C of E church called Christ Church on Emery Street[3][4] which is Grade II listed.[5] Cobridge once had a railway station on the Potteries Loop Line.[6] Cobridge
Cobridge
was marked on the 1775 Yates map as 'Cow Bridge' and was recorded in Ward records (1843) as Cobridge
Cobridge
Gate.[7] There was once an old school house in Cobridge, at the bottom of Sneyd Street and demolished in 1897. A Victorian school once stood adjacent to Christ Church on the corner of Emery and Mawdesley Streets. The old Granville school was replaced by the new Forest Park school. St. Peter's Catholic school still exists in the area
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Dresden, Staffordshire
Dresden
Dresden
is a southern district of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, situated on the Trentham Road (A5035), to the south of, and part of, the town of Longton. The district was developed in the 19th century by the Duke of Sutherland and was originally called Spratslade. It was later renamed in honour of the German city of Dresden. [2]Church of The Resurrection in DresdenFamous people[edit] The composer Havergal Brian was born in Dresden
Dresden
in 1876.[3] The area was home to Dresden
Dresden
United F.C., a football team which was active in the late 19th century. References[edit]^ "Stoke ward population 2011.accessdate 21 December 2015".  ^ http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/news/article-587766-detail/article.html ^ " Havergal Brian (1876 - 1972), musician and composer". Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
City Council
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Etruria, Staffordshire
Etruria
Etruria
is a suburb of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.Contents1 History1.1 Home of Wedgwood 1.2 After Wedgwood2 Current status 3 ReferencesHistory[edit] Home of Wedgwood[edit] Etruria
Etruria
Hall, the Wedgwood
Wedgwood
family home.Canal scene at Etruria Etruria
Etruria
was the fourth and penultimate site for the Wedgwood
Wedgwood
pottery business. Josiah Wedgwood, who was previously based in Burslem, opened his new works in 1769. It was named after the Italian district of Etruria, home of the Etruscan people who were renowned for their artistic products. The site covered 350 acres (140 ha) and was next to the Trent and Mersey Canal
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Goldenhill
Goldenhill
Goldenhill
is an area on the northern edge of Stoke-on-Trent, in Staffordshire, England. It is centred along the High Street, part of the A50 road
A50 road
that runs from south-east to north-west. It is about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Tunstall and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-east of Kidsgrove. Its altitude is 700 feet (210 m), the highest point in Stoke-on-Trent.[1]Contents1 History 2 Churches 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Goldenhill
Goldenhill
is not mentioned in the Domesday Book. The village existed by 1670, and is shown in Robert Plot's map of Staffordshire
Staffordshire
dated 1682. In 1775 it was nearly as large as Tunstall, and grew further during the 19th century.[1][2] It is thought there was pottery manufacture of coarse ware in Goldenhill
Goldenhill
during the 16th century
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Hartshill, Staffordshire
Hartshill is a township within the city of Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
in the English county of Staffordshire.Contents1 History 2 Modern Hartshill 3 Famous people 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Originally a Norman deer hunting park, which survived as such well into the 15th century. This later became a landed estate and farm. The valley side section of the park survived into the 20th century as a large area of woods and grassland - which is now reclaimed and run as a local nature reserve under the name of Hartshill Park. The modern residential sections of Hartshill were developed by Herbert Minton (1793–1858) to serve as a dormitory suburb of Stoke town, and there are numerous fine listed buildings in the area which were commissioned by Minton and his sons
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Heron Cross
Heron Cross
Heron Cross
is a suburb situated between Blurton and Fenton, in Stoke on Trent. It has a pharmacy, two corner shops, two pubs, two hairdressers, a school, a park and a pot bank. It has two main streets, Grove Road and Heron Street. Heron Cross
Heron Cross
is a home to about 1,000 people. The school, Heron Cross
Heron Cross
Primary School is a primary school for people aged 3/4 to 10/11 (nursery to y6). Mrs Shenton is the current headteacher
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Longport, Staffordshire
Longport is an area of Stoke-on-Trent, England. It is the location for Longbridge Hayes industrial estate. Port Vale F.C.
Port Vale F.C.
played their home games at The Meadows in Limekiln Lane between 1876 and 1881.[1]Contents1 History 2 Transport 3 References 4 See alsoHistory[edit] Longport had the manufacture of earthenware, porcelain, flint, and glass. It contained Burslem-St. Paul's church.[2] Transport[edit] Longport is served by the A500 road
A500 road
(D Road). Longport is served by Longport railway station
Longport railway station
which was opened by the North Staffordshire
Staffordshire
Railway on 9 October 1848 and is regularly served by trains on the Crewe to Derby with a limited number of Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
to Manchester trains. References[edit]^ "COMMUNITY CYCLE RIDE". Port Vale FC. 15 April 2009. Archived from the original on 20 April 2009
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Blythe Bridge
Blythe Bridge
Blythe Bridge
is a village in Staffordshire, England, south-east of Stoke-on-Trent.Contents1 Etymology 2 Today2.1 Facilities 2.2 Media 2.3 Schools3 Transport3.1 Rail 3.2 Road 3.3 Air4 Nearby Places 5 Notable people 6 References 7 External linksEtymology[edit] Blythe Bridge
Blythe Bridge
is so called as it is built around the site of a bridge over the River Blithe
River Blithe
(spelt differently from the name of the village itself), a small river which passes directly through the village. Today[edit] Facilities[edit] It has a high school and sixth form, library, as well as a public house, The Black Cock on Uttoxeter
Uttoxeter
Road
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Meir, Staffordshire
Meir is a suburb in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Staffordshire
situated between Lightwood and Longton.[1][2] Meir Park estate extends from Meir uphill to the Blythe Bridge
Blythe Bridge
village hall, located in Meir Heath.Contents1 Meir Aerodrome 2 Schools 3 Transport 4 Nearest Places 5 ReferencesMeir Aerodrome[edit] Meir Aerodrome closed in the early 1970s[3] and the site has now become the Meir Park housing estate. The earlier parts have mainly aviation-associated street names
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Middleport, Staffordshire
Staffordshire
Staffordshire
(/ˈstæfərdʃɪər/ or /ˈstæfərdʃər/;[2] abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It adjoins Cheshire
Cheshire
to the north west, Derbyshire
Derbyshire
and Leicestershire
Leicestershire
to the east, Warwickshire
Warwickshire
to the south east, West Midlands and Worcestershire
Worcestershire
to the south, and Shropshire
Shropshire
to the west. Stone railway station
Stone railway station
in Stone.The largest city in Staffordshire
Staffordshire
is Stoke-on-Trent, which is administered separately from the rest of the county as an independent unitary authority. Lichfield
Lichfield
also has city status, although this is a considerably smaller cathedral city
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