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Scenes From the Past – Balls Bank Methodist Church

Balls Bank Methodist Church in Whitehill Road, Whitehill (Kidsgrove)

Spotlight on North Staffordshire is researching the history of Methodist Churches in Whitehill and The Rookery.

If you and your family worshipped at Balls Bank or attended Sunday school there please share your memories with us. Our email address is

7 Reasons Why Stoke-on-Trent should be City of Culture 2021

Simply Review It

We all love an oatcake or two, a walk by the potteries factories, and the odd ‘ayup duck!’ in the street, but only the people of Stoke-on-Trent really know what their culture is. Here are our top seven reasons why Stoke should win the title of City of Culture 2021.

  • The entertainment

Stoke-on-Trent has several fab theatres, museums and parks that really are a sight to behold! From The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery all the way to Gladstone Pottery Museum, there is culture as refined as the pottery they make. Organisations like Appetite work hard to bring entertainment to the streets for free, which never fails to brighten up your day if you see a brass band casually playing some tunes in the middle of Hanley.

Mr Wilsons Second Liners and The Poetry Takeaway by Appetite Image provided for by Appetite. 

  • The artists

Art is everything to the people of Stoke, from making the finest pottery to the head…

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