Category Archives: Camera in the City

Camera in the City – Fenton

Smith's Pool, FentonTaken in 2013, this photograph from the Phoenix Trust’s collection shows Smith’s Pool at the beginning of spring.

Fenton is a settlement of Anglo-Saxon origin. The name Fenton means a farmstead or village situated in low-lying marshland, which indicates that the first Fentonians could have lived in the area where Smith’s Pool is today.

Camera in the City – Richards Tiles

Richards Tiles Brownhills Works, Tunstall (March 1996)

Richards Tiles’ three factories in Tunstall were demolished many years ago. If you worked for Richards at the Top Works in Woodland Street, the Bottom Works in Scotia Road or at the Brownhills Works in Brownhills Road, Spotlight on Stoke would like to hear from you. Email to share your memories with us. If you have any photographs of the works and your workmates or old copies of The Richards’ Record we should love to see them.


Camera in the City – Longton

Sutherland Institute


This photograph shows part of the tawny terracotta frieze above the main entrance to the Sutherland Institute in Lightwood Road, Longton.

Attributed to sculptor Charles Vyse, the frieze depicts Athena, the Greek goddess of culture, education, industry and commerce, with a child at her feet and two workmen presenting her with the fruits of their labour.

Photograph Copyright – The Phoenix Trust 2013

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