King George V & Queen Mary’s 1913 Visit to Goldenhill

Pictured is the Swan Inn Public House in Goldenhill, which was taken in April 1913.

Swan Inn, High Street, Goldenhill 1913

The decorated public house shows crowds of people standing outside and waiting to see if they can catch a glimpse of King George V along with Queen Mary.

In 1913 King George […]

Children’s Safety Comes First at St Joseph’s Primary School

Safety of the children who attend St Joseph’s Primary School in Goldenhill is now a top priority.

Since Steve Shaw, Vice Chair of Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association saw the problems arising from vehicles collecting and dropping their children off outside the school and it causing the area to become unsafe for everyone, it was […]

Sandyford & Goldenhill “Good Time Stories”

1967 Sweet & Grocery Store, 871 High Street, Goldenhill

Can anyone out there share some good time community stories, which have happened to them in the past or even more recently in the Goldenhill and Sandyford areas.

Sharing some of these stories on the website might be useful to helping S.A.G.E. bring back […]

1950’s Heathside Lane, Goldenhill

Continuing with David Wood’s stories of the High Street in Goldenhill, we can start at Heathside Lane where at the back of the Red Lion they had a really good bowling green and further down was the British Legion club.

Garage stores from Heathside Lane in 1967

The Goldenhill Secondary Modern School was […]

Titanic Year “Goldenhill 1912”

This is the latest instalment in the series of articles on the people, traders and businesses in Goldenhill. The population in 1911 was 4896, an increase of about 500 since 1904.

If you look at the progress which was made between 1834 and 1912 and then compare it with what has occurred since 1912, I […]

What was it like in 1904 Goldenhill

Goldenhill has finally arrived in the 20th century.

Queen Victoria is no longer with us, instead of being Victorians we are now Edwardians with Edward VII as king and the prime minister is Arthur Balfour, Conservative.

The population is 4378, that is an increase of 1200 in the 8 years since 1896.

The main sources […]

Goldenhill 1896

The last item we posted was 1870, a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then.

The population explosion has settled down, it has only increased from 3000 to 3183.

The Reverend Granville Rowe Bailey is the vicar at St John’s, Stanley Punshon Morris is his curate.

The Catholic chapel built in 1882 […]

Goldenhill 1870

Goodness me, is it 1870 already?

How time flies when you are reminiscing.

19 years on from our last story, there have been a lot of changes since then.

The population is now 3000, that is more than double what it was in 1851.

There has been a large influx of people from the surrounding […]

Revisiting “The Good old Days” from 1830s Goldenhill

David Wood has forwarded the following article from 1830s Goldenhill and he hopes people will enjoy reading it as much as he has enjoyed researching it.

Starting at 1834 there were 2 Coal Masters, John Henry Clive and Robert Williamson who were actually colliery owners and I suppose, major employers.

Mr. J. Collinson and William […]

Historic Mining Village of Goldenhill

Standing at 700 feet above sea level Goldenhill is the highest point in the city of Stoke-on-Trent. Goldenhill was part of the townships of Oldcott and Ravenscliffe, and the civil parish included the hamlets of Latebrook and Line Houses.

Goldenhill’s historical development was largely due to the impact of the Industrial Revolution in terms of […]