Talke

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Talke
Talke is located in Staffordshire
Talke
Talke
Talke shown within Staffordshire
OS grid reference SJ824533
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STOKE-ON-TRENT
Postcode district ST7
Dialling code 01782
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
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UK
England
Staffordshire
53°04′37″N 2°15′47″W / 53.077°N 2.263°W / 53.077; -2.263Coordinates: 53°04′37″N 2°15′47″W / 53.077°N 2.263°W / 53.077; -2.263

Talke is a village in Staffordshire, England, 4 miles northwest of Newcastle-under-Lyme and 1.5 miles southwest of Kidsgrove. Population details taken at the 2011 census can be found under Kidsgrove.

Etymology[edit]

Its unusual name is derived from the even more unusual "Talk o' th' Hill" which means 'bush on top of the hill'.[1] Talke is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Talc in 1086.

History[edit]

Talke was made a civil parish in 1932, being transferred from the disbanded Audley Urban District to Kidsgrove Urban District[2] which subsequently became part of the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Talke and Talke Pits were formerly mining sites, which is why there are road names such as Coal Pit Hill.

Notable people[edit]

  • Enoch Edwards (1852 in Talk-o'-the Hill – 1912) was a British trade unionist and politician, a Lib-Lab MP for Hanley in 1906, then a Labour Party MP in 1909.
  • Reginald Mitchell (1895–1937), the creator of the Spitfire aeroplane, was a native of local village, Butt Lane.[3]
  • Margaret O'Flynn (1920-2014), gynaecologist and pioneer of contraception services for women.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Literary Heritage - Talke". Shropshire County Council. Archived from the original on 2006-12-29. Retrieved 2007-01-14. 
  2. ^ "Unit history of Talke". A Vision of Britain. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2007-01-14. 
  3. ^ Ritchie, Sebastian. "Mitchell, Reginald Joseph (1895–1937)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, September 2004. Retrieved: 21 August 2010.

External links[edit]

Media related to Talke at Wikimedia Commons