War and Peace - document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

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Date:January 1815

Description:War is Over

Hand-written document giving notice of a dinner for manufacturers in the Burslem area of the Potteries.

The dinner was arranged to celebrate the end of Britain's war with the US in 1814.

Looking forward to prosperity

Trade, which had been restricted for so long during wartime with France and the US, now looked set to flourish.

The notice includes signatures of the manufacturers attending the dinner.

Tickets for the dinner were one guinea.

Burslem 7 January 1815

The undersigned Manufacturers and Inhabitants of the Burslem District of the Potteries concieving it proper to celebrate the happy termination of Hostilities between Great Britain and the United States of America by some public demonstration of joy, propose to dine together at Burslem on Thursday the 19th day of January instant at four o' clock - Tickets at the bar of the Legs of Man Inn - One Guinea each.

  • Richard Riley

  • Wm Walsh

  • Thomas Heath

  • J Ward

  • Ralph

  • J Davenport

  • J Riley

  • Ralph Johnson

  • Sam Thomkinson

  • J Thomason

  • J Twigg

  • (?)

  • Ben Cotton

  • (?)

  • J G Sparrow

  • C Cotton

  • Abner Wedgwood

  • Tho.s Bathwell

  • Jessie Breeze

  • John Meir

  • (?)

  • (?) Wood

  • E Wood

  • About this document

    This document was collected by Burslem pottery manufacturer Enoch Wood and is now among the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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