A walk around Dresden, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent
Dresden & the Longton Freehold Land Society


location 5 on the map |tour map|

Russell Street



Workshop in Russell Street
Workshop in Russell Street

Russell Street named after Sir John Russell
(also see the Sir John Russell public house in Trentham Road)


photos: June 2001

Russell, John, 1st Earl Russell of Kingston Russell (1792-1878), British prime minister and liberal reformer. Son of the 6th Duke of Bedford, Russell was born in London on August 8, 1792, and was educated at Westminster School and the University of Edinburgh. He entered Parliament in 1813, and during the 1820s he was a persistent advocate of extending the franchise and granting political equality to Roman Catholics. During his first premiership (1846-1852), he helped pass legislation limiting working hours in factories (1847) and establishing a public health system (1848).


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