The Way We Were: Exploring the history of the Hawley family of potters and Methodists
“In 1784 he married Margaret Love, of Stone, at St Giles' Church in Newcastle," says Julian. "And by 1788 he became dissatisfied with his shallow way of life, and found solace in attendance at the Methodist chapel in Burslem, where he became a lay ...
The Way We Were: A Kind of Loving at the Plaza Cinema in Fenton
For many people, their first day of work sees them being given a tour of the premises, including the location of the kettle. But for David Rayner, the day he started his job at the Plaza Cinema in Fenton gave him an insight into considerably more than ...
Wales on TV
Episode 2 (May 2): We're back to the 1960s with rail closures in Gwynedd, preparations for a nuclear attack in Carmarthenshire and snow chaos for all. Plus, from the 1970s, the winter of discontent, the arrival of Margaret Thatcher and the return home ...
The Way We Were: Summit Lock, Etruria: Then and Now
Also known as 'Top Lock', at one time boats were charged a toll here as they made their way along the waterway. Bernard Wood, of Kidsgrove, who has sent in two pictures of the lock, at Etruria, explains: “The first picture was taken around the mid-1960s.