Over the years, many of Newcastle-under-Lyme’s townsfolk have passed through the doors of the Maxims building in its various guises. A great number of those have become regular visitors, finding there a sense of camaraderie and belonging. Others have passed through fleetingly.

You can share their experiences, which span the past century, by browsing our special record collection, made up of the stories people have told us.

If you have a special memory you’d like to share, please email or visit the gallery and pop your story into our special memories postbox.