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A few Observations on the Distressed State of our Manufacturers, and the Cause of that Distress - the Orders in Council. A document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

In the years leading up to 1812, a struggle was underway to preserve livelihoods and industry in the Potteries. One government decision could make all the difference, but would it all come too late? Ruin Years ...

A House of Industry for Burslem and Wolstanton? News of a meeting from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

This meeting was held on Tuesday 18 February 1794 to discuss the possibility of building a House of Industry to administer relief to the poor of Burslem and Wolstanton. Parliament will have to agree ...

A List of Persons Receiving Relief from the Parish of Wolstanton - from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Family historians may relish this revealing booklet, which reports on the poverty suffered by the residents of Wolstanton, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, during 1830-1. It was commissioned by a parish committee ...

A. Percy Pickstock, auctioneer, Stafford

Arthur Percy Pickstock, auctioneer, valuer and estate agent. He was born 26 March 1887 at the family home of Valley Farm, Dunston, near Stafford. By 1909 he was working as an accountant at 19, Greengate ...

A.R.P. Wardens, Stone

'A.T. with bicycle'

Very little is known about this interesting photograph. It is inscribed 'A.T. with bicycle'. The gentleman's outfit, probably a festival costume, is covered with small decorated squares of fabric which ...

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

This colour-tinted postcard view shows the Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers posing for the camera in their new costumes on 12 September 1904 in the garden of the Vicarage in Abbots Bromley. On the reverse ...

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

Horn Dancers performing on the lawn at the Vicarage, Abbots Bromley. The horn dance is an annual event which takes place on the first Monday after the first Sunday after the 4th of September. The ...

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

A postcard view of the Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers posing for the camera. The Horn Dance is an annual event which takes place on the first Monday after the first Sunday after the 4th of September. ...

Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers

Two of the characters from the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, the Hobby Horse and the cross-bow bearer. The dance procession usually starts at 8.30 am on the vicarage lawn and between 8.30-9am the dancers ...

Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers

Three horn dancers stand with a melodeon player in front of St. Nicholas' Church doorway, Abbots Bromley. The horn dance is an annual event which takes place on the first Monday after the first Sunday ...

Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers at Blithfield Hall

The horn dance is an annual event which takes place on the first Monday after the first Sunday after the 4th of September . The tradition is believed to date back to 1226 when it was part of a three day ...

Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers at Blithfield Hall

The horn dance is an annual event which takes place on the first Monday after the first Sunday after the 4th of September. The tradition is believed to date back to 1226 when it was part of a three day ...

Abbot's Bromley: The Horn Dancers. Photographed by William Blake.

Photograph of a book illustration containing a village scene and a group of horn dancers. Horn dancing is an annual tradition, which is believed to have originated in 1226 at the Barthelmy Fair at ...

Accounts Document, 1698. Photographed by William Blake.

Photograph of a 17th Century document containing the accounts of a Mr. Addams in the Parish of "Stoke Upon Trent." The document is dated October 9th 1698.

Ada Vernon and Helen Garle, Coton, Milwich,

Adam Bede's Cottage, Ellastone

Adam Bede's Cottage or House is a Grade II listed building, parts of which date from 1619. During the 19th century it was the home of the Evans family and for much of the 20th century it was used as ...

Adams Family, Narrowdale, Alstonefield

Mr and Mrs Adams of Narrowdale, Alstonefield pictured with ten of their eleven children. Back row: Mabel, Minnie, Emily, George. Middle row: Mrs Mary Adams with baby Edith on her knee, Richard Herbert ...