Newcastle-under-Lyme in old picture postcards volume 1

Newcastle-under-Lyme in old picture postcards volume 1

Auteur
:   Paul Bemrose
Gemeente
:  
Provincie
:   Staffordshire
Land
:   United Kingdom
ISBN13
:   978-90-288-2455-3
Pagina's
:   128
Prijs
:   EUR 16.95 Incl BTW *

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59. Simple but pleasing to the eye, the old church was weil proportioned and had a splendid gallery, Unfortunately the fabric of the building gave cause for concern in 1872 and Sir Gilbert Scott, an arch Gothic revivalist, was invited to design a new church. Unhappily his plan was accepted and the present som bre and depressing looking edifice was built.

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60. Built in 1828 it became a parish church in 1856. The town suffered one or two serious outbreaks of enteric fever in 1847 and two devastating epidemics of cholera in 1832 and 1849. The heavy loss of life caused great concern and steps were taken to improve the town's sanitation. As a result of the loss of lüe from cholera many of those who died from the disease were buried in this church yard.

61. Looking towards St. George's from Sidmouth Avenue.

62. Erected basical1y to serve the needs of a new parish formed in part from St. George's and part Penkhull parish. St. Paul's was built in 1905 and consecrated in 1908.

63. Demolishing the Ho1bom Paper Mill, August 1890. The site has been associated with the manufacture of paper since ab out 1811. F or much of its life, the mill was owned by the Lamb family who continued in ownership until 1928. A lucrative line for the firm was the production of transfer paper for the pottery industry and the company built up a considerable business in this field.

64. The silk and cotton mills provided employment for hundreds of the town's workforce in the eighteen hundreds. Unfortunately by the end of the century the situation had changed radically and most of the once flourishing mills had either closed or been converted to other uses, The Manchester based United Velvet Cutters Association did however adapt some of the buildings to employ girls in the trade of fustian cutting, The Association continued in business in Newcastle until the late twenties by which time automatic velvet cutting machines had made hand cutting slowand rendered it obsolete. Hempstalls Lane Fustian Milljust prior to World War 1.

65. Brain child of Sir Francis Stanier, mayor and ironmaster in 1851, Knutton Forge was built to extend the output of his industrial empire. The forge was na small venture consisting as it did of sixty puddling fumaces and five rolling mills. The climax of Staniers Empire building was reached in 1864 when he assumed control of the Apedale works, thus making himself undisputed ironmaster and head of the 1argest iron company in North Staffordshire. By 1930, the year Knutton Forge closed, none of his works remained to bear testimony to his great business acumen.

66. A group of Knutton Forge workers outside one of the rolling mills about 1896.

67. What is probab1y the on1y photograph of Knutton Forge showing the works and workers cottages 1906.

68. Despite a recession in the textile and silk processing trades during the closing decades of the last century, Richard Stanway was able to stimulate enough business to found the Enderley Mills in 1881. Designed primarily for making up materials into c1othing, it passed into the hands of John Hammond in 1884 who concentrated on the production of military and service uniforms. This firm played a small but crucial ro1e during the First World War by producing enormous quantities of uniforms for the armed services. We see one of the cutting shops ab out 1915.

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