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Information Appeal

We’ve received a request for information regarding two former employee’s of the Cooperative in Smallthorne. Hi, My mother and father met and worked Smallthorne co-op from approx 1930 till 1939/40 I am trying to find out anything I can about their... read more

We Did It – Smallthorne Film Screenings

Early this year I looked up and contacted a chap called Ray Johnson who is a well- known local film archivist and asked if he had any footage of Smallthorne and explained that I was running a Smallthorne History Site. Ray said that he had recently been working on digitising some footage involving the carnival queens from the Victoria Methodist Chapel and agreed to let me have preview at a small charge.

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Information Appeal – Smallthorne War Deaths

There is a local gentleman who carries out research and collates files on people from Smallthorne who died serving in War. He has passed on the attached pdf file with a list of names and would be greatful if you could take the time to look through it and pass on any... read more

The Way We Were

There will be a larger article featuring this website in The Way We Were (The Sentinel) on Saturday August 24th 2013. Keep an eye out! read more

Get Involved

This site has been set up for the local community and we welcome your ideas for content. Our time is limited so we would also like to encourage you to make contributions where you can. If you have photographs or written accounts of your memories of Smallthorne then we... read more

Website Promotion

The Sentinal on Saturday June 22nd 2013 featured this letter in ‘The Way Were Were’ from Barry promoting this site. Incase you missed it or don’t live locally anymore we’ve provided this... read more

Introduction to Smallthorne

I am a Smallthorne lad born and bred and now intend to make sure that more Smallthorne history is recorded. If you search for Smallthorne on the internet you will find a few entries and the main one is a Wikipedia page that outlines the beginning of Smallthorne as a rural area with the main farmhouse of Ford Green Hall still standing through its industrial life with an iron works, chain works and coal mines. It was then as is it today with its roundabouts today a hub of sorts. Back then it was rail and canals linking mines and now its roads converge at the top of the hill leading to Burslem, Hanley, and Chell etc.

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Welcome to

A very warm welcome to I hope this site can become a repository for history and memories from Smallthorne. This site is an offshoot of Thanks for visiting... read more

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