Aerial Force in Stoke (Trent)
Aerial Force work with some of England’s biggest cities, and Stoke-On-Trent is one such city that we are delighted to provide coverage and support for. Stoke has been home to many successful famous and innovative people, such as Robbie Williams, Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor and Arnold Bennett: designer of the World War Two ‘Spitfire’ aeroplane. We like to find out as much information as we can about the cities we work with, so that we can form a bond with the cities, and residents who are our customers.
Stoke-On-Trent occupies an incredible 36 square miles of land. It is one of the biggest cities in Staffordshire, and can be found in the county’s North Staffordshire region. As of 2011, this region had a population of over 465,000 people.
Stoke-On-Trent is perhaps best known for the prominent place it holds in the pottery industry, and ‘the Potters’ is even the nickname of Stoke City Football Club, who play their home games in England’s premier league. Stoke’s reputation for pottery dates back to the 17th century, when Stoke had abundant supplies of clay, salt and lead, and coal. The access to materials, in addition to the opening of the ‘Grand Trunk Canal,’ helped Stoke to produce an industry that lasted over multiple centuries.
In the days before Stoke was famous for its pottery, the workers that resided within Stoke, mined coal and there is evidence of this dating back to the 13th century. Throughout Stoke’s history – as with many industries – controversy has occurred between workers and the people who pay them. For example, in 1842, the ‘general strike’ began, which saw working class men in Staffordshire striking. This strike spread to Yorkshire and Lancashire, and was a sign of the worker’s discontent at having their wages reduced.
The ‘pottery riots’ were a part of the ‘general strike’ and these took place in Stoke. It has been suggested that these helped lead to the advent of trade unionism and other eventual resolutions that took place between workers and their bosses, helping to improve industrial relations.
The coal mining industry was responsible for employing around 20,000 men in 1947, and was clearly a large contribution to the region’s economy and livelihood. Workers around Staffordshire benefited from the employment brought about by coal mining, and this expanded further when the industry was nationalised and more money pumped in to funding projects for coal mining. This carried on for a number of years – even in to the 1990s! However, when the coal mines were finally closed (the last one shut in 1994), Stoke lost its coal mining tradition.
Another product that was important in establishing Stoke’s industrial history, was steel. During the period 1864 – 1927, Stoke was the location within which the repair shops of the ‘North Staffordshire Railway’ were situated. Stoke is currently a key railway transportation location, where many train travellers are required to change trains.
Services We Offer
When residents are unable to attend the Brittania Stadium, they are often able to keep up with their team’s progress via Sky Sports. Aerial Force install Satellite and Freesat TV, and offer advice with a range of European satellites.
We are happy to install almost any aerial, and our same-day service ensures that customers are not without their home entertainment service for too long! Furthermore, we offer a free estimate on all new aerial installations, there really is no need to try anywhere else!
Our CCTV cameras allow you to stay secure when you go out to work, or to enjoy Stoke’s attractions. The cameras link up to many different gadgets, allowing you to monitor the events at your premises from wherever you are.
When your aerial or dish is situated up high, it is inevitably going to need repairing from time to time. We repair your dish or aerial quickly; no job is too big or too small for our team!
Not only do we install aerials and satellites, but we also mount TV wall brackets to ensure that your television is placed in the location that you need it, safely and securely
More about Stoke on Trent
The first UK ‘Michelin Tyres’ plant was built in Stoke-On-Trent, in the 1920s. In the 1980s, it employed nearly 9,000 people from the area. By 2006, however, this had declined to 1,200.
The city of Stoke-On-Trent is particularly proud of its innovative, industrial past and a number of its attractions are centred around pottery in particular. For example, the ‘Gladstone Pottery Museum’ showcases a large collection of pottery made in Stoke-On-Trent, and ‘The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery’ also attracts visitors who are interested in Stoke’s cultural past. As with many of the UK’s big cities, Stoke has other contemporary attractions that make it a fun place to live and to visit.
The ‘Room Escape Games’ have become a national form of entertainment, and Stoke hosts the games as visitors play to free themselves from a room by solving a number of challenging puzzles. Other adrenaline-fuelled activities that take place in Stoke-On-Trent include ‘Aerial Extreme Staffordshire’ which is a high-ropes activity adventure location.
Aerial Force recognise that many residents and visitors to Stoke enjoy a range of attractions, and serve the community who entertain themselves at home. We work with homes across the region to install the latest in satellite, aerials and CCTV cameras, to ensure that home entertainment meets with the high level of outdoor entertainment that people around Stoke love.
Trentham Gardens is a peaceful, scenic location for a walk, and provides hours of tranquillity and fitness as visitors walk the gardens. The Churnet Valley Railway is a delightful site to attend, and explore. For visitors who love to look around different types of shopping areas, ‘Trentham Shopping Village’ offers a unique shopping experience.
During the evening, ‘The Regent Theatre’ and ‘Genting Casino’ are popular venues that visitors love to attend (perhaps whilst enjoying a few alcoholic drinks?!) And, for lovers of sport and leisure, ‘Waterworld’ and ‘The Brittania Stadium’ are popular places that offer the best in sporting stadiums and facilities.