Newcastle-under-Lyme in old picture postcards volume 1

Newcastle-under-Lyme in old picture postcards volume 1

:   Paul Bemrose
:   Staffordshire
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-2455-3
:   128
:   EUR 16.95 Incl BTW *

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79. King Street Fire Station about 1919. An interesting print in that it records the now demolished town fire station whilst at the same time depiets the first petrol driven ambulance supplied to the local St. John Ambulance Association and Red Cross Society.

80. 'Mayor Choosing' from the Market Cross 1929. Not selected for this somewhat prosaic cerernony but the rather more interesting 'Potteries' buses in the background. The bus on the left appears still to be uncomfortably equipped with wooden seats whereas its more recent companion is luxuriously fumished in leather.

81. Obvious1y the P.E.T. Cornpany cou1d not cover the who1e area with trams, it therefore had an auxilliary fleet of omnibuses. This is the P.E.T.'s motor bus No. 1, a splendid Daimier with solid tyres.

82. Private bus cornpanies were legion between the wars. A1most one hundred were operating routes in the area and competition between them was keen. Row1ey's Bignall End concern ran this 'mini' bus in 1923.

83. Many of the bus companies had another regular but sadder service to operate. Unsatisfactory werking conditions and general ma1nutrition among the poorer working class gave rise to many serious farms of respiratory disease. Tuberculosis was one very common infection which permeated society. Many local men, wamen and children were obliged to receive treatment and conva1esce often for years at sanatoria. This inmate's snapshot shows local factory gir1 patients at the Loggerheads sanatorium undergoing 'fresh air therapy' in 1929.

84. Early post offices appear to have operated from inns. The earliest of these dates from 1734 and was run from the Swan Inn. High Street and Merrial Street in turn housed the general post office at various times. Until 1854 Newcastle served as the he ad office for the surrounding area. After this date Stoke-on-Trent, because of its railway links, assumed precedence. Newcastle had previously served all the principal pottery towns with horse drawn and foot posts. It was not until the outbreak of World War I in 1914 that the present general post office in the Ironmarket was cornpleted, Serving the public from 1884, this card shows the principal office until it was replaced by the new one at the eastern end of the Ironmarket.

85. Now occupied by Williams & Glyn's Bank, on the corner of High Street and the Ironmarket, this was the penultimate site of the Crown office. The post office and its staff taken in 1897.

86. Reetory chambers had a considerable number of outbuildings connected with it and these remained in situ until the land they occupied was sold for Crown purposes about 1912. This was the post office site in 1910.

87. The winter of 1914 sees the post office completed. With it, the Great War brings a sad depletion of staff and the postal service has to operate under extremely difficult circumstances for the next four years.

88. All that remains of the General Post Office staff on 23rd December 1915. Most of the eligible staff had by this time either volunteered for service or been called to the colours.

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