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The manufacture in the borough of clay tobacco smoking pipes started about 1637 and grew rapidly and was second only to hatting within the borough. Nationally, the town was ranked with Chester, York and Hull as the four major pipe producers. This industry continued until the mid-19th century when decline set in rapidly and by 1881 only one tobacco pipe maker was left.

The town has an extensive number of both primary and secondary schools in the state-funded sector. Secondary schools include Clayton Hall Academy, Newcastle Academy, St John Fisher Catholic College and Wolstanton High School. There is also a special school located in the town called Blackfriars Academy.

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Volunteers are being recruited to boost CCTV (closed-circuit television) monitoring in Newcastle town centre. Newcastle Partnership Against Business Crime (PABC) is looking to appoint up to 10 community-spirited people to man the central control room at strategic times. They will be responsible for helping to resolve emergency situations as quickly...

Following the Local Government Act 1972 it became the principal settlement of the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

A dwindling number of pubs, clubs and bars provides Newcastle with a relatively strong nightlife, with students' night being on Thursdays; this aspect of Newcastle has arguably eclipsed the shopping and market town it once was.

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In the 18th century John Wesley made repeated visits to the area,[32] which was becoming more industrialised. He recruited many residents to Methodism. This is reflected in the large number of Methodist churches. The largest Baptist church in North Staffordshire is in Newcastle.[citation needed]

The town itself has a large number of Anglican churches, including St. Giles' Church, the mediaeval parish church dating from 1290, as well as several Catholic churches, most notably Holy Trinity, whose style is Gothic in blue engineering bricks, described as ..."the finest modern specimen of ornamental brickwork in the kingdom" at the time.[citation needed]

A consultation is to take place on proposals which would see a tougher stance taken over anti-social behaviour in Newcastle town centre.

Historically, the town had a strong tradition of festivities marking the start of a new municipal year.

Newcastle-under-Lyme School is an independent school established in the 17th century whose alumni includes T. E. Hulme, John Wain and William Watkiss Lloyd. Edenhurst Prep School, founded in 1961, is situated in the residential area known as the Westlands

The town has a long religious history. It was the birthplace of John James Blunt, a divine and Anglican priest. Josiah Wedgwood was a Unitarian and he and his family attended meetings at the Old Meeting House, adjacent to St. Giles' Church, which is still in use for this purpose.

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Of the 73,944 residents recorded in the 2001 census, 51.7% (38,210) were female and 48.3% (35,734) male.[13] 78.2% (57,819) stated their religion was Christian, with 12.9% (9,570) saying they had no religion. Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist and Sikh all recorded less than 1% of the population. 97.8% of the population defined themselves as white, with the balance being mixed race (0.6%), Indian (0.4%), Pakistani (0.2%), black (0.2%), Chinese (0.2%) with other ethnic groups forming 0.4%.[13]

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Newcastle did not feature much in the English Civil War, save a Royalist plundering.[2] However, it was the hometown of Major General Thomas Harrison a Cromwellian army officer and leader of the Fifth Monarchy Men.

Volunteers are being recruited to boost CCTV (closed-circuit television) monitoring in Newcastle town centre.

The nearest major railway station is Stoke-on Trent where you can have direct links to Birmingham and Manchester railway stations.

Are you interested in whats happening at the former Metropolis site in the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme?? The planners and developers are holding a public consultation in Lancaster Building tomorrow - Wednesday 14th September between 11am and 8pm. You have the chance to look at plans and ask questions about the...

The New Vic Theatre was Europe's first purpose-built[22] theatre in the round. It is just outside the town centre and offers a full programme of entertainment, including modern or classic plays and concert performances.

Of interest also is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), located across from the Brampton Park, which serves as the 'Stake Centre' for the church in the region and has an on-site Family History Centre where the public can research their ancestry for little or no charge.


The Borough Museum and Art Gallery depicts the civic history of the Borough of Newcastle under Lyme and an authentic, life-size Victorian street-scene[23] whilst the art gallery hosts work by local and national artists as well as 'travelling' exhibitions.[23] Until 2005, there was an annual carnival held on the Spring Bank Holiday but this has been cancelled due to rising policing costs.[24]

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The "Newcastle" part of the name derives from being the location of a new castle in the 12th century.[4] The "Lyme" section could refer to the Lyme Brook or the extensive Forest of Lyme that covered the area with lime trees in the mediaeval period.[4][5] The well-known Berlin street Unter den Linden is a cognate of 'under-Lyme'

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The town is part of a world-wide network of towns and cities with the name Newcastle.[33] These include more well-known Newcastle upon Tyne (also in England), Neuburg an der Donau (Germany), Neuchâtel (Switzerland), Neufchâteau (France), New Castle, Indiana (US), New Castle, Pennsylvania (US), New Castle, Delaware (US), Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) and Shinshiro (Japan).

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There is a Working Men's Club in the Cross Heath area of town, which provides bingo, entertainment and raffles for its members. Newcastle Working Mens Club is Situated in Derwent Place, Cross Heath, Whose Secretary is Mr Allan Brookes and Mr Adrian Cooper.