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Hugh Fraser M.P. and Agent, Stafford

Accompanied by his Agent (Mr J W Moore, on the left), the Conservative candidate, Mr Hugh Fraser M.P. is photographed by the Staffordshire Newsletter as he arrives at the Borough Hall in Stafford to hand ...

Ilam Hall - Candelabra: lithograph

Showing a many-branched candelabra. Inscribed 'A Tribute of Respect and Gratitude to Jesse Watts Russell, Esqr. of Ilam Hall, from a numerous body of friends, Staffordshire, 1832. To perpetuate in his ...

Josiah Wedgwood addresses the Burgesses of Newcastle-under-Lyme - from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Josiah Wedgwood tries to explain his absence when he should have been campaigning for votes to become MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1831: "As I have lived among you for more than half a century, my ...

Josiah Wedgwood II addresses workers at his Etruria factory - 1831 election poster from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

When Josiah Wedgwood II contested an election in Newcastle, he could count on the support of many of his own employees - even if they could not vote for him in practice. In order to vote, men had to ...

Major Hugh Fraser M.P., Eccleshall,

Major Hugh Fraser, Conservative candidate, successfully contested the Stafford Constituency in the 1951 General Election. He is seen standing on the carriage outside the Royal Oak on High Street.

Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Edward Bond, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Mayor Choosing ceremony is a tradition in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The newly elected mayor, Edward Bond, stands proudly in his regalia in front of the market cross. The Lancaster Buildings can ...

Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Ethel shaw, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Mayor Choosing ceremony is a tradition in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The newly elected mayor, Ethel Shaw, stands proudly in his regalia in front of the market cross. The sign for the Borough Museum ...

Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Francis Stanier, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Mayor Choosing Ceremony of 1896 saw Francis Stanier elected as Mayor Newcastle-under-Lyme for the first time. This traditional ceremony takes place every year, although today there is no photograph ...

Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Norman Bradshaw, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Mayor Choosing ceremony is a tradition in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The newly elected mayor, Norman Bradshaw, stands proudly in his regalia in front of the market cross in 1956.

Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Samuel Hyslop, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Mayor Choosing ceremony is a tradition in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The newly elected Mayor, Samuel Hyslop, stands proudly in his regalia in front of the market cross.

Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Sidney Myott, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Mayor Choosing Ceremony of 1908 saw Sidney Myott elected as Mayor Newcastle-under-Lyme for the first time. This traditional ceremony takes place every year, although today there is no photograph ...

Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Sir A.S. Haslam, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Mayor Choosing Ceremony of 1902 saw Sir A.S. Haslam elected as Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme for the second time. This traditional ceremony takes place every year, although today there is no photograph ...

Mayor Choosing Ceremony, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Mayor Choosing Ceremony believed to have been taken before 1880. This traditional ceremony takes place every year, although today there is no photograph by the market cross. Unfortunately ...

Meeting to discuss the miner's strike. Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

On the 25th May 1984 Arthur Scargill made a speech to local miners at the Victoria Hall in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. As you can see from the photograph the meeting was very well attended and helped to boost ...

Miner's strike demonstration, Central Forest Park, Stoke-on-Trent

May Day 1984 saw a large rally in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent in support of the miner's strike. Margaret Thatcher, who the lady in this photograph has dressed up as, was Prime Minister at the time of the strike ...

No contest - 1812 election notice the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Parliamentary candidate John Wrottesley here informs the electors of Staffordshire that he intends to pull out of the race to represent the county. He claims that his rival has drawn him into a campaign ...

Nominations for Staffordshire MP - 1812 election document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

What was at stake? In this notice, Mr. Keen, the Under-Sheriff of Staffordshire, announces nominations for Staffordshire's next Member of Parliament. When would nominations take place? This event ...

Notice to the Burgesses of Newcastle-under-Lyme - 1831 election notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Francis Wedgwood addresses the burgesses of Newcastle-under-Lyme, confirming that his father has accepted their invitation to stand for Parliament in 1831. Josiah Wedgwood II will arrive the following ...