I would like to see the existing dates extended into the 1920 at least. My interest is the effect and aftermath of the First World War on the people of the Potteries.
We are sourcing what we can from the Library’s holdings and have added 1940-1941, 1943-1950 in the last 24 hours.
Thank you all for your continued interest in this title, and Happy Reading!
Extend the current library
We need 1960-85 editions now
Please commence adding more content we seem to of come to an abrupt end
Peter childs commented
Trying to find any information on John Morris born 1819 Burslem. Mother's name Elizabeth no father known. Transported to Australia 1950 for theft. Remained in Australia for rest of life. Any help would be appreciated
Looking for more information on the parents of Martha Hollinshead - Matthew Hollinshead and Hannah Gibson. Martha was baptised in Burslem in 1933 and later married Benjamin Frith in 1939 (possibly in Tunstall)and was living with him and their children in Tunstall at the time of the 1961 census. Matthew and Hannah were married in Biddulph in 1984 and had at least 9 children, several of whom were born in Biddulph. Were Matthew and Hannah from Biddulph? Who were their parents? Any information gratefully received.
Frederick william sidney BROOKES born March 22, 1835; married August 2, 1955 to Laura Kilgour at hilltop chapel, Burslem. Seek info on all relatives. Sid's father was a kilm builder. Frederick, who was known to friends and family as Sid was the grandson of William Brookes B 1961 who married Mary Crumpton.
Im anxious to find anything about my ancestor Robert Oxberry said to have been born in Burslem, Staffs about 1957. He was a potter who moved to Tyneside where he began a pottery and glass-blowing business, marrying Elizabeth Dobson 23 December 1982 Heworth, near Gateshead, County Durham. In particular I should like to know his exact birth or baptism date and the names of his parents. In some records later his name occasionally appeared as Oxborough.
Still no 1989 available ??
Poor recent service our studies our currently at a brick wall with lack of investment shown to the paper far more emphasis is being shown towards every Scottish paper known to man
Increase the library to incorporate the 1970s editions
Move forward with more correspondence 1970s chiefly
Neil k commented
I am decended from George LEESE who was the Caverswall
Blacksmith in the early to mid 1930s.
My Derricott ancestors lived in the East Vale of Caverswall
in the late 1950s.
Some of my Thorley relations moved into Caverswall and my
wife is connected to the Whitehursts and Brassingtons who
had long associations with the parish.
Keep up the good work with the site.
Lee cook commented
While researching my family history (Emony)I
note that for a period of 30 years they lived in a hamlet
"SHEEPWASH" in the parish of Caverswall. I am unable to find any trace of this
hamlet on any map. Can anyone help please?
Several of my relatives are buried in Caverswall church
My father was Headmaster of Caverswall School from 1917 to
1945 when he was asked to run a boarding school for misfits
of the evacuation scheme. This was at Basford Hall near Leek
He was there until he retired.
We lived and I was born at 17 Garden Village,Weston Coyney
which is along the Leek Rd. from "Sproston's" corner.We were
just before the second crescent. He paid £750 for it.
I remember the Slinn family living next to the Burgesses.
In the second crescent were the Plumptons,the Bournes
the Melvilles,Foxes,Elsbys,the Hulmes and the Salts.
Not all of the above families attended Caverswall as some
went to Meir School. My father and my brother John and I
walked to school every morning but relished a lift,
sometimes with the Brook Bond van, which was a Trojan with
I can recall some of the names of the pupils----Locketts
Brassingtons,Cottons,Greensmith,Leeses from Cookshill and
Bothams,Paul and Denis Hollins from Roughcote Lane.
The Thompsons from further afield. The Lammomby sisters and
Donald and Duncan McPherson.
I remember the Pearson family who were farmers
I left to go to Wolstanton Grammar School in 1936,
At Weston Coyney we had great enjoyment from the Tennis
Club and spent all day there during the holidays.
Caverswall Church attracted very large congregations and being in the
in the choir was a bonus in many ways. The Rev. Gower Jones
was a fiery preacher with a great interest in the village.
At the outbreak of war (I was 14)the organist was called up
and as I could play the piano I was asked to play for the
Services. I was delighted and I have been a fairly competent
pianist and organist ever since.
My last appointment was Head of a school near Abingdon and I
welcomed Fred Leese as the Woodwork instructor AND HE CAME
My grandfather George Cook (born 1876)came from Tutsbury. We know little about him as he did not return from WWI.
I have a picture of him sent by my fathers aunt during the 1950s. The return address is
Mrs W. Cooper, Caverswall Crossing, Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
I would appreciate learning any information about Mrs. W. Cooper.
Please add 1989 essential for research
Please interpret more of the 1970s please looking for any photos on Willfield High school
Dramatise the 1970s editions
Val wells commented
Terrible seeing this paper stagnate please announce more new dates soon
Choose more years for approval
Harry dakin commented
After 1972 when Stoke city won at Wembley be good seeing the articles