Areas We Serve

Biddulph

Biddulph Grange, 11 miles from Stoke on Trent
Biddulph Grange – view along Dahlia Walk – Original Image by Anthony Appleyard

We are on Congleton road in Biddulph, 20 minutes from Stoke on Trent.

Biddulph itself is actually in a shallow valley between between Mow Cop and Biddulph Moor. Once called Bradley Green, in the days of coal and iron mining. It was only in the late 1930s that was renamed to Biddulph by the ordnance survey.

With a population of around 25 thousand people it is much smaller than the nearby city of Stoke-on-Trent. Only 8 miles away Stoke has a population of over a quarter of a million.

Stoke on Trent

Popularly known as Stoke, it is the largest population centre in Staffordshire.

It is most famous as being the home on the pottery industry in the UK. Pottery manufacturing in Stoke dates back to the 17th century. Today it is more of a service and distribution centre than an industrial one. It is still home to many famous manufacturers such as Royal Doulton, Dudson, Spode and of course Wedgewood.

Similarly to Biddulph, Stoke was also a coal mining city. In 1947 there were as many as 20,000 men working in the mines. The last mine closed just 47 years later. The Wolstanton Colliery actually had the deepest mine in Europe, very nearly a kilometre below ground. Trentham was the first European mine to produce over 2.5m tonnes of saleable coal.

These days only the mining landscape remains. The Phoenix Trust is trying to turn the area into a World Heritage Site for the significant role it played in the industrial revolution.

Tunstall

Similarly, but with a population of around 6,000, Tunstall is a real village.

During the 14th century it was one of the last towns on the area to join the pottery industry. Subsequently it became absorbed into Stoke-on-Trent along with five other towns.

Congleton

In the same vein as Biddulph, Congleton has a population of about 25,000. It did not form part of the pottery or mining industries. However it did become an important centre for textile production. Above all leather gloves and lace.

After that period, limited silk weaving and woven labels were being made until the mills finally shut down in the 1990s. Subsequently many have been converted into industrial and residential units.

Kidsgrove

Another town just five miles from us. Similarly Kidsgrove, like Biddulph, has a population of around 25,000. The town also grew in importance based around cola mining int he 18th century.

These days it’s better known for its 29 listed buildings. It also has some famous “sons”. The designer of the Spitfire aircraft R.J.Mitchell was born in Kidsgrove. In addition a string of famous football players; Frank Bentley, Percy Brooke, Mark Bright and the English test cricketer Ken Higgs were all born in Kidsgrove.

Biddulph is also a short drive from Knypersley, Brown Edge, Newtown and Mow Cop. All of these beautiful Staffordshire villages have easy access to Biddulph Hearing Centre. Our range of services cover all of your hearing needs. Call us now, or just make an appointment here.

book an
appointment
X