Stoke Sentinel 1986
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The Stoke-on-Trent Garden Festival included: 87 themed gardens, the biggest sculpture display since 1951, three major event areas, the largest cable car system in the UK at the time, a railway system with 5 stations, Festival Halls with the biggest flower shop in the UK, a marina with a canalside inn and show houses
Geoffrey B commented
My Mom and Dad had the Newsagents at 101 Wood Lane Stoke from 1957 till about 1961 , them we moved to Field Lane
My comment is that I was really pleased to stumble accross such a site that looks back on the history of a village that my ancestors were born in ,i thought it was just a peice of forgotten history these days - obviously not!!
I have found Leycett Online extremely helpful towards my research into the Hollywood Music Festival and I would like to thank you for all the help you gave me on this subject and also in confirming a few facts about Harrison Woodburn Cottages for me,I would never of managed it without your help,thanks again and ill certainly keep in touch and keep my eye out for updates on the site.
Does anyone remember Hickmans sweet shop in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, or have any pictures of it (in High Street I think).I am researching for an aunt whose mother was Evelyn Hickman.
m looking for relatives of Goerge Wright who married Nellie Allbrighton in polesworth in 1914. George was my great grandfather. My grandmother born 1945 thinks george comes from newcastle under Lyme . He had 3 brothers and possably 2 sisters. all 4 brothers died in ww1. I have a copy of his marriage cerificate where the witnesses are Frank and Eliza Bingham. My grandmother thinks Eliza might be his sister although it appears she was called Birkin at the time of her marriage, (half sister perhaps)His father is John Wright Miner on the certificate. I cant find George Wright on the Census records but it is thought he ran away to join the merchant navy when he was 14
looking for more on a pub fire in the 1980s in Burslem a so called haunted pub, love to read the articles from the fall out
Barry S commented
My many times Grandfather James Heath was born about 1891. The Parish record of his death states "shotte to death at Stone" and he was buried on 20 Nov 1965 at St Giles Church Newcastle under Lyme. I have been trying to find out the circumstances surrounding this entry. Can anyone help? Also he married an Alice or Ann ( possibly Alice Stimson) but I have seen and now can't find again an entry of a record that stated she was "born over the water". I have taken this to mean in Ireland but again any help would be appreciated in unravelling.
L Haney commented
The Newman Family
My father's first wife was Florence Newman of the Bridge Inn Kidsgrove. They had 2 children,before she died in 1926. My father re married and I was born in 1953. I grew up at the Bridge Inn and knew Gertrude Newman very well. I also met Auntie Beatrice and Auntie Frances on a couple of occasions when they came home from Canada. I knoiw of Tom and his memorial which was in the churchyard and I think I know a little of the other brother.
I have heard that there is a printed book with the history of the LEIGH family of Biddulph but I haven't been able to find it. Has anyone any details of such a book and where it might be found? My own LEIGH family may have originated in Biddulph and I'm hoping that such a book would help me in my search.
Im after any pics or info on the union inn which was on 30 barker street longton it was apart of showells brewery ,I do have the deeds from 1981 but I have no pictures of how it looked ,it was also a part of barker brothers pottery at one time and then e w good. No matter how much I look into this I cant find the union inn off licence /inn on any historic page
I have a copy of a will dated 1986 of William Burgess
of Audley which refers to land and premises situate at
Mossfields in the parish of Caverswall lately purchased
by him and James Poole from William Wilding. Can anyone
help with this. I note that there were several Burgess
families in the area about that time. Two of which refer
to connections with Dimsdale (Wolstanton) and Chapel
Chorlton. Both of which border on Audley.
Any information would be appreciated
The Cottages, off Clewlows Bank, near Bagnall
I am researching the history of my house, now called Blakewell Cottage. I believe it used to be three terraced cottages known as 'The Cottages'.
Any information or old photographs would be appreciated.
Sylvia J commented
I am tracing back my mothers family line(James) from Cheadle and I have come across an Ezra Austin, a Coalminer from Hulme Lane in the parish of Caverswall.
Although he was born in Ipstones in 1960 his ancestry just stops. I wonder if any of your fine folk recall him or his relatives.
This would be useful to have access to
James snape commented
I am trying to find as much info as possible on Jean Elizabeth Reardon-nee Stone,born october 1930.she married John Howard Reardon at St Peters Church in 1951.Does Anyone know anything? Please, I seem to be completly stuck,can anyone help-its very important to me.
Lovely looking village-I hope to visit one day
Hello. I am trying to chase details of a firm called William Lees & Sons, potters probably in Hanley area. I believe William may be my great great great grandfather. My great grandfather was Archibald Lees, born 8 April 1921 in Hanley and died in Fenton on 3 Feb 1945. His father also Archibald Lees was born about 1913 and died in Hanley on 1 Mar 1973. His father was William Lees which would put his birth probably about 1910 but he died in Hanley on 21 Dec 1986. I think it is this William Lees who is of the firm William Lees & Sons. All those mentoned were potters, china gilders etc. Can anyone in the Hanley and Stoke area give me any information. I would be most grateful. I do have some more information including some addresses which may help if you think you can help.Thank you
John legg commented
My uncle was Frederick Stuart Hughes who died aged 72 on July 14 1956. He was the younger son of Mr. Edward Hughes who with Mr. Enoch Massey founded the busines 1912. He left two sons Edward Hughes and Kenneth Hughes, His eldest son Alan was killed in WW 1. He also left a daughter Mrs. Malcolmson. I have a 1961 copy of the Pottery Gazette and Glass trade Review reporting his death. I would be delighted to get in touch with my Hughes relatives. Are you one? sincerely Paul Jones
Terry Charlton commented
can anyone give me any info on the water mill in chesterton, nr newcastle?. The chimney is still standing but there doesn't seem to be any info on it's history
Can anyone give me any information about this potter who was located in North Rd, Burslem, producing porcelain from 1890 to the 1960s. I am interested in the man, his products and patterns and any other significant information. Thank you,
Please add the fulford air show events or the late 80s
Tricia E commented
I’m trying to research the history of my former home in Longton .. The address is.151 High street Longton. It is at present empty and boarded up as many more are in this area.
My family lived there from 1920 until 1979, Their name was WARD. I was born here and spent my early years at 151 High street, at this period it was known as High street post office.
my home was one of three shops, 153 next door was also occupied by the WARD family in the late 1960s1970s .
It was then a Mens hairdresser/ newsagent.
I have reason to believe it was originally a Chapel I have family photos of it in the late 1970s when my family were Tailors, in the early 1980s it changed to a post office. I would like to know when it was first built and if there are any old pictures/history ,pre-1970, also "did it have a name". If any one could help me with this request