Social Housing in Smallthorne in the 1950’s

For many years the skeleton of Smallthorne remained the same with a main road running through the centre which could take you from Burslem to Norton, Brown Edge then on to Leek. The terraced housing either side remained much the same, as it was built to provide accommodation for the workers as Smallthorne left its rural existence to become an area of concentrated industry and a thriving village. Though local people, fiercely proud, will tell you that there was difference between Smallthorne and Nettlebank (which consisted of several streets behind the row of terraces running from Smallthorne to Hanley).

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