Churches dedicated to St Martin usually date from around the fifth century, so Talke church could well have ancient origins. Part of the current church was built in 1749, and further work was carried out in 1794.
Wilmot Harrison lost his life in the Talk Oth Hill colliery explosion on May 27, 1901.
Under manager of Talke-O-Th-Hill colliery.
George was a baritone with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Eric "tended these War Commission Graves for many years", but sadly the next picture shows that no-one else has tended them recently.
Sarah was a "useful woman in this district for many years".
Two little girls died just 3 days apart, aged 11 months, and 2 years and 8 months, in January 1878.
The churchyard behind the church is well cared for.
Richard Jackson died in the Bunkers Hill colliery explosion on April 30, 1876, aged 59 years.
Job Cooper was accidentally killed in the mines belonging to the North Stafford Coal and Iron Company on July 23, 1868, aged 12 years.
William Hamilton was accidentally killed at the Woodshutts Colliery on July 14, 1863, aged 23 years.
John Beddis, aged 25, and Thomas Griffiths, aged 20, both died in the Talk Oth Hill explosion on December 13, 1866.
John Kenyon died in the Talk Oth Hill explosion on December 13, 1866, aged 32 years.
John and Sarah Birchall lost their daughter Sarah Jane on January 24, 1873 aged 6 years and 3 months. Less than a month later their son Frank died in the Talk Oth Hill colliery explosion on February 18, 1873, aged 15 years and 8 months.
Thomas and Sarah Sherwin lost four children - Ada, aged 11 weeks, George aged 2 years, Harry aged 7 weeks, and Fred aged 6 years. They also lost their son Richard when he was killed in the Talk Oth Hill explosion on February 18, 1873, aged19 years.
Samuel Brooks was accidentally killed at the North Stafford . .?. . on July 12, 1867 aged 22 years.
John Whitney lost his life in the Talk Oth Hill explosion on December 13, 1866.
John Smith lost his life at Talk O'th Hill furnaces on 1st July 1870.
Aged 100 years.
Aged 100 years.