|Furlong Road, Tunstall||
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`Furlong Road` (Tunstall) looking from Christ Church at the top of Tunstall High St. towards Pittshill.
in the picture carries a branch line used to transport
raw materials (clay, etc) to Newfield Pottery via Tunstall.
"My mum was brought up in the house next to the pot bank (no 99 Furlong Road) and my granddad, aunty and cousins lived there until they were pulled down. The house used to be an oatcake shop, which was owned and run by my granddad, aunty and mum. My mum also worked in the pot bank in the photo. The house was a sweet shop before that, also run by my granddad (Henry Wilson).
My dad was brought up in the next house along, and I remember both houses very well.
The two men in the photo could easily be my relatives, even my dad (born in 1922). The photo is just how I remember the road to be - just across from the pot bank was some waste ground and I remember the fair coming there more than once."
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