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1842 Pottery Riots
Predominantly centred on Hanley and Burslem
Burslem
, in what is now Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
, the 1842 POTTERY RIOTS took place in the midst of the 1842 General Strike
1842 General Strike
, and both are credited with helping to forge trade unionism and direct action as a powerful tool in British industrial relations. CONTENTS * 1 Cause * 2 Events * 3 Aftermath * 4 See also * 5 External links * 6 References CAUSEThe 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
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Goldenhill
GOLDENHILL is an area on the northern edge of Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
, in Staffordshire
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. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Churches * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORY 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
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Etruria, Staffordshire
ETRURIA is a suburb of Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
, Staffordshire
Staffordshire
, England. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Home of Wedgwood
Wedgwood
* 1.2 After Wedgwood
Wedgwood
* 2 Current status * 3 References HISTORYHOME OF WEDGWOOD Etruria
Etruria
Hall , the Wedgwood
Wedgwood
family home. Canal scene at Etruria
Etruria
Etruria
Etruria
was the fourth and penultimate site for the Wedgwood
Wedgwood
pottery business. Josiah Wedgwood
Wedgwood
, who was previously based in Burslem, opened his new works in 1769. It was named after the Italian district of Etruria
Etruria
, home of the Etruscan people who were renowned for their artistic products
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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
Staffordshire
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Modern Hartshill * 3 Famous people * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYOriginally 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. The southern end of Hartshill Park was home to a Catholic convent
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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. Her time there extends from September 2008 to the present
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Lightwood
LIGHTWOOD is a suburb of Stoke-On-Trent
Stoke-On-Trent
, Staffordshire
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. Though containing mostly private housing, the area includes a Methodist chapel constructed in 1816 which is a Grade 2 listed building. REFERENCES * ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-23. Description of Lightwood Hoard * ^ Listed buildings in Stoke-on-Trent, includes photo of chapel * ^ Historic England
Historic England
. "Methodist Chapel (1220578)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 6 June 2016
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Dresden, Staffordshire
DRESDEN is a southern district of Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
, Staffordshire
Staffordshire
, England
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
Dresden
. Church of The Resurrection in Dresden
Dresden
FAMOUS PEOPLEThe composer Havergal Brian was born in Dresden
Dresden
in 1876. The area was home to Dresden
Dresden
United F.C. , a football team which was active in the late 19th century. REFERENCES * ^ "Stoke ward population 2011.accessdate 21 December 2015"
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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, a community centre and a C of E church called Christ Church on Emery Street which is Grade II listed . Cobridge
Cobridge
once had a railway station on the Potteries Loop Line . Cobridge
Cobridge
was marked on the 1775 Yates map as 'Cow Bridge' and was recorded in Ward records (1843) as Cobridge
Cobridge
Gate. 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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Bradeley
BRADELEY is a village in Staffordshire
Staffordshire
, England, in the city of Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
but became more established as a mining community for the local coal pits in Norton and Chatterley Whitfield . A hostel existed on the east side of Chell Heath Road until the 1970s, where incoming miners from different parts of Britain and also overseas would be housed. There were several farms around the village which gradually sold for development. Some former farmland is now used for sport and recreation. In the 1960s there were three churches, an Anglican, a Methodist church in Brammer Street and a Primitive Methodist church in Unwin Street
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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. Mitchell High School was a comprehensive school located in Bucknall that educated pupils of ages 11-16. 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 in 2013. Ash Hall Golf Club (now defunct) first appeared in the mid 1920s. It continued until WW2. REFERENCES * ^ "Place: Bucknall". domesdaymap.co.uk. Retrieved 25 June 2011
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Chell, Staffordshire
CHELL is a suburb of the city of Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
in Staffordshire
Staffordshire
, England, that can be subdivided into Little Chell, Great Chell and Chell Heath. It lies on the northern edge of the city, approximately 1 mile from Tunstall , 2 miles from Burslem
Burslem
and 3 miles from Cheshire
Cheshire
. Chell borders Pitts Hill to the west, Tunstall to the south west, Stanfield and Bradeley
Bradeley
to the south, with the outlying villages of Packmoor and Brindley Ford to the north and Ball Green to the east. Since 2011 the area has been divided into the electoral wards of Bradeley
Bradeley
& Chell Heath, Great Chell & Packmoor and Little Chell 2 miles north of Burslem
Burslem
. Population, 1219. Houses, 215
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Cliffe Vale, Staffordshire
CLIFFE VALE is a district of the city of Stoke-on-Trent
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
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
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Longport, Staffordshire
LONGPORT is an area of Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
, England
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. TRANSPORTLongport is served by the A500 road
A500 road
(D Road) . Longport is served by 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 * ^ "COMMUNITY CYCLE RIDE". Port Vale FC. 15 Apr 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-15
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Meir, Staffordshire
MEIR is a suburb in Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
, Staffordshire
Staffordshire
situated between Lightwood and Longton . Meir Park estate extends from Meir uphill to the Blythe Bridge village hall, located in Meir Heath . CONTENTS * 1 Meir Aerodrome * 2 Schools * 3 Transport * 4 Nearest Places * 5 References MEIR AERODROMEMEIR AERODROME closed in the early 1970s and the site has now become the MEIR PARK housing estate. The earlier parts have mainly aviation-associated street names. The last official flight was on 16 August 1973 when Fred Holdcroft flew a Piper Tri-Pacer carrying a Sentinel journalist to Manchester. The last unofficial flight "a year or two" later by Eric Clutton was in a home-made folding machine called FRED (Flying Runabout Experimental Design) which the pilot towed home behind his car
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Smallthorne
SMALLTHORNE (population: 5,827 – 2011 Census) is an area in the city of Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
in Staffordshire, England. It is in the north-east of the city, near Burslem . Smallthorne
Smallthorne
borders Bradeley and Chell in the north, Norton-in-the-Moors in the east, Sneyd Green in the south, and Burslem in the west. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Administration * 1.2 Industry * 1.3 St. Saviours Church * 1.4 Primitive Methodism
Primitive Methodism
* 1.5 St
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Sneyd Green
SNEYD GREEN (population: 5,342 – 2011 Census) is an area in the city of Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
in Staffordshire, England. It is in the north-east of the city, approx. 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Hanley . Sneyd Green borders Smallthorne in the north, Milton in the east, Birches Head in the south, and Cobridge in the west. Most of Sneyd Green
Sneyd Green
falls within Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
North , the remainder is in Stoke Central. For local government purposes the greater part of Sneyd Green
Sneyd Green
is in the East Valley electoral ward. Those parts not in East Valley are split between 'Northwood "> Wesley Hall Despite having a sizeable council estate, Sneyd Green
Sneyd Green
only has an average number of council tenants for a neighbourhood in Leek
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