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Nurses Home, Military Hospital, Newcastle Under Lyme

A postcard view of the Military Hospital Nurses' Home on Newcastle Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme. This building, built in 1902, has since been demolished. During the First World War Stoke-upon-Trent Union ...

Old Workhouse and Matron's Cottage, Alstonefield

The large building with a three-storey central block was Alstonefield Workhouse and Matron's Cottage. The Workhouse opened around 1817-1818 under the provisions of Gilbert's Act of 1782. It occupied ...

Parish Hospital, Stoke workhouse, Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent

This plan is of the parish hospital at Stoke workhouse. It was built in 1842, in response to the increasing number of ill people who came to the workhouse, and held about 80 patients. Diagrams (clockwise ...

Postcard showing St Nicholas' Church, Codsall

Potteries Gentlemen pledge support for House of Industry scheme

February 1794 began with a pledge of support from several Potteries gentlemen towards a scheme for a new House of Industry in the Parish of Stoke-upon-Trent. The House of Industry was to provide relief ...

School block, Stoke workhouse, Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent

This plan is of the new school block at Stoke workhouse which was built between 1866 and 1868. The school accomodated about 250 students and was open until around 1899 when it was decided that the children ...

School block, Stoke workhouse, Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent

This plan is of the school block of Stoke workhouse. The block was constructed in 1842 at the smae time as the hospital. Workhouses began in the 17th and 18th centuries as places where the poor worked ...

Stafford - Union Workhouse: sepia drawing

'The Union Workhouse at Stafford.' Showing a main central block of classical design with extensive wings. There is a lawned area in front of the building.'J. Buckler.'

Stafford Union Workhouse

The Stafford Union Workhouse was built on Marston Road in 1838. From 1948 the building was used as an old people's home and as the Fernleigh Hospital. It was demolished in 1971. Postcard published ...

Stoke and Wolstanton Union Workhouse Toothbrush Holder

This ceramic pot is marked 'Stoke and Wolstanton Union, 1922' and came from the workhouse at Chell. A new workhouse was built on Turnhurst Road, Chell in 1838/9, after Tunstall became part of the new ...

Syleham, Suffolk

Lithograph print by John Piper (1903-1992). Dimensions: height - 475mm, width - 640mm

Tamworth - The Workhouse: sepia drawing

'The Workhouse at Tamworth, Staffordshire.' Showing a large two storeyed brick building with a high roof, chimneys, a cupola and a clock. The workhouse on Wigginton Road was rebuilt 1858-9. The workhouse ...

The Lodge, Military Hospital, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Lodge at the Military Hospital on Newcastle Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme. The building has since been demolished and is now (2017) occupied by part of the Royal Stoke University Hospital car park. During ...

The Paregoric Shop and MacGregor Baths, Church Street, Tamworth

The Old Paregoric shop is the first building on the left, with MacGregor's Baths and Institute to the right of it. The Paregoric Shop was given its name after a patent medicine containing opium. The ...

The Trent & Mersey Canal from the air, Stone

An aerial view of the canal basin and boatyard on the Trent and Mersey Canal at Stone. At the top (north-east) of the picture can be seen part of Joules' Brewery. At the bottom (south-west) can be seen ...

The Village, Alstonefield

The three houses on the right-hand side date were originally one building. Its earliest use is thought to have been as an inn, but it is best known as the old parish workhouse, part of the Ashbourne Union. ...

The Workhouse, Horninglow Street, Burton-on-Trent

The frontage of the Old Union Workhouse on Horninglow Street. Underneath the photograph has been written, "Sold to Messrs Bass & Co June 1891 for £3000".

Trentham parish workhouse

This plan is of Trentham parish workhouse. Parish workhouses began in the 17th and 18th centuries as places where the poor worked in return for food and board. The workhouses were frequently set up in ...