Welcome to Smallthorne History & Memories
Thank you for visiting my website. This site is an extension of my family history site ashley-surname.org.uk and is my hope that it becomes a repository of history and memories from the village of Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire. We also have an active Facebook group with over 2400 members, join the discussion.
Our Mission: To capture, document and record as much about Smallthorne’s history as possible.
Latest History & Memories
Photo credit Mervyn Edwards
Photo credit Florence Wood (nee Nevitt) and Mervyn Edwards
Paul Dale has provided a fantastic document which celebrates 100 year of the Salvation Army in Smallthorne. Click the link to view the pdf document or right click and save as 100-Years-SA-in-Smallthorne.pdf
The Mountford Family Living in and around Smallthorne As a child I remember being in Smallthorne with my father in the early 1950’s and him saying that half of the population of Smallthorne was named Mountford. We must have been visiting relatives as my father’s...
Never seen this image before, I date it to 1911 as there was a coronation that year and John Tellwright was trading at 11 Leek Road, corner for Fell Street looking down toward the Forresters and beyond. A Coronation Procession
A big thank you to photographer Pete Stonier for allowing us to share these superb aerial photographs taken from the 'Grenade Nutrition' hot air balloon which feature Smallthorne and the surrounding areas taken on 11 October 2020 [gallery columns="4" link="file"...
Local Events, Site Notices & Info Appeals
On the 18th October I have been asked to give a short talk and my chosen subject is Smallthorne History. Please apply for tickets to Ford Green Hall directly. There will be an admission charge with all proceeds going to support the running and upkeep of the Hall. This is number two in a series of talks.
The local history group run by Kendall Prosser will be starting again on September 30th. The first meeting will include a talk on Workhouses by Sid Bailey. Start times are 11.30 and are held at Salem Methodist Church the group is called stoke north live at home scheme and anyone over 50 will be made more than welcome if they want to attend.
ARTHUR BERRY NEW PERSPECTIVES
A New Documentary on Artist, Poet and Playwright Arthur Berry
by Ray Johnson
FREE SCREENING MONDAY AUGUST 18th, 8.00pm
ROEBUCK INN, WEDGWOOD PLACE, BURSLEM
This screening is part of the event ARTHUR BERRY STAGE AND SCREEN presented by the BAREWALL GALLERY, Burslem.
For anyone attending or wishing to attend the Smallthorne History Club at Salem Methodist Chapel I have some revised dates. The club meets on a Wednesday at 11.30am and is currently doing a brief history of Smallthorne.
To commemorate 100 years since the start of The Great War (World War One). Salem are holding a commemorative weekend. Saturday 12th July from 11.00am till 3.00pm and Sunday 13th July 12.00pm till 3.00pm
Seance with Heather Angel – Sunday 26th January – 2.30pm – 4pm Book now to avoid disappointment. Tickets available from Ford Green Hall. For more information please contact: Heather Angel – 07966 545263 Admission by ticket only – special price of £8.00 Wedding Faire –...
They are a stoical people who have one foot in the town and one foot in the country.The village of Smallthorne is the last knuckle of the Pennine chain, the last little lump of a hill before the land becomes flatter and the Midlands begin. It is most definitely a part of the North, a part of the Staffordshire moorlands, and whenever I go through this country I know it is my own clod, the place my tribe comes from. by Arthur Berry
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