By Tony Lancaster

on the northern finish of the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Kidsgrove and Butt Lane have been quiet and rural components of scattered settlements that grew to become an commercial centre of significant value within the economic system of North Staffordshire. at the present time, the components are principally residential, with housing belonging commonly from the post-war period onwards. Coal mines and ironworks replaced the panorama and inhabitants and housing elevated; improvement via the Trent and Mersey Canal and the coming of the railway allowed the world to flourish.

Nowadays, lots of the heavy has declined and plenty of once-familiar points of interest were swept away. in spite of the fact that, it's attainable to recreate anything of the ambience of this business prior and its social results throughout the illustrations and element that accompany them. Drawing on a wealthy shop of photos and historic details, this booklet unearths a desirable prior for readers to get pleasure from as neighborhood writer Tony Lancaster courses us in the course of the streets, revealing the altering faces of Kidsgrove and Butt Lane.

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