We would like to thank everyone who's visited the site in the past 7 Months and take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas. We look forward to the New Year and we hope to add lots more content so you can keep coming back.
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.
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!
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...
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 scan.
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.
A very warm welcome to smallthore-history.org.uk I hope this site can become a repository for history and memories from Smallthorne. This site is an offshoot of ashley-surname.org.uk. Thanks for visiting Barry