Newcastle Street

'C' company, 5th North Staffs

'Opened in 1902, the drill hall was due to be opened by King George VI in August of that year, but due to the King's illness the opening was delayed until 16th October. The foundation stone records that it was laid by Colonel W W Dobson V.D. on 16th October 1902, a commemoration of the coronation King Edward VII. It has two storeys plus a hall, cellar and armoury. There are single storey extensions to both sides and the rear. It has two towers with crenellated parapets, one either side of the entrance. There is a decorative keystone inscribed '1902' and a spandrel panel inscribed 'Ich Dien'. Newcastle Street was formerly known as Castle Street.

Kelly 1904 lists C 1VB the Armoury, Shambles, Burslem
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View from side

View from front

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