The City At Night

A five minute walk from where we live, in the valley between Hanley and Burslim, lies the remains of Shelton Steelworks. Shelton Steelworks stopped producing crude steel in 1978 and instead concentrated on rolling Steel Billet trains loaded in Scunthorpe. The Rolling Plant finally closed in 2002.

D700 | 3200 | f/1.4

Stoke also housed repair shops of the North Staffordshire Railway, yet these were also closed in 1927.

Industry Avenue

Shelton Steelworks were greatly involved in World War 2 industrial effort. Reginald Mitchell, the designer of the Supermarine Spitfire, had his apprenticeship at Kerr Stuart & Co. Ltd’s railway works. The Supermarine Spitfire was one of the sole reasons for the RAF’s success.


Regardless of a somewhat dire subject focusing on the downfall of Stoke’s industrial iron and steel making industry, new developments are being made in the area.

Construction Site


~ by georgejoshuaharrison on November 11, 2009.

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