Women's Society, Burslem - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

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Date:30th of August 1797

Description:'On the basis of charitable principles,' 28 Burslem women announce their plan to bring relief to the town's poor.

They include the wife of pottery manufacturer Enoch Wood and local printer J. Tregortha.

Their mission is to relieve townspeople in desperate poverty due to illness or accident.

Their stated hope is that "God will prosper the undertaking."

Members should be aged between 14 and 35. Those interested should report to the clerk of a local factory.

The women plan to meet at Burslem Town Hall on 6 September, 1797.

Local pottery manufacturer Enoch Wood collected this notice and it is now part of Stoke-on-Trent Museums' collections.

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