Engines for Extinguishing Fires - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

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Date:25th of February 1799

Description:A Fire Service for Burslem, Tunstall and Longport

Printed notice outlining the resolutions from a meeting at the Legs of Man in Burslem on 25th February 1799.

At the meeting it was decided to form a subscription based fire service to serve Burslem, Tunstall and Longport.

No public fire service existed in the area at this time.

A further meeting at the Legs of Man is announced for 15th March 1799.

The Subscribers

A list of subscribers to the service is listed along with the amount each would pay.

The list made up of local businessmen, including Enoch Wood, and there are three bands of subscription.

£5 and 5 shillings

Paid by;

Joseph Smith
John Robinson
Robert Williamson
H. Henshall
William Adams
John Davenport
Wood and Caldwell
Anth. and Enoch Keeling
Theophilus Smith
J. and G. Rogers
Walter Daniel
Thomas Wedgwood
Gregory Hickman
John Sherwin
John Gilbert
Timothy and John Lockett
John Gallimore
Ambrose Gallimore
S. and T. Cartlich
William Clowes
John Breeze
Marsh and Halls
John Wood

£3 and 3 shillings

Paid by;

J. and R. Riley
Bagshaw, Taylor and co.
C. Cole and co.

£2 and 2 shillings

Paid by;

Geo. Walker
Ralph Wood
Joseph Machin
D. Steel
Thomas Knight
William Dawson
Randle Wilkinson
Sam. Oakes

About this Document

The notice was printed by J. Tregortha of Burslem. It was collected by local industrialist Enoch Wood and is now part of the collections at Stoke-on-Trent.


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