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To Potters - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Job Vacancies Printed notice dated April 7th 1810, advertising work opportunities for dish-makers, plate-makers and muffin-makers at the Wood and Caldwell pot bank in Burslem. Up to three years ...

To the members of the Union and the working classes generally - a notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

An address to members of the potters' union, urging them not to be tempted into violence against their opponents. In the early 1800s, times were hard and trade unions were barely recognised. Many employers ...

To the People - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Reform Printed notice advocating the use of non-violent means to achieve reform of the political system. Britains political system was dominated and maintained by aristocratic landowners. The growing ...

Toggling sheepskins, Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

Stretching tanned sheepskins on a frame. E.B. & W.R. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, at the Old Mill, Tutbury. The corn mill in Tutbury was converted to use as a tannery in 1913-14 by E.B. Chapman. His ...

Token, Bill's Brilliant Oil Blacking, Walsall

A token coin advertising Bill's Brilliant Oil Blacking and Furniture Cream, from Walsall. During the 19th century it was common for publicans, licencees and shopkeepers to issue their own tokens or ...

Token, Burton upon Trent

Burton-upon-Trent copper alloy token. Possibly issued by Benjamin Haften, a grocer. Token coins such as this were issued by businesses and other organisations when official coinage was in short supply. ...

Token, Cheadle

Cheadle half pence copper alloy token, issued by Robert Smith of Cheadle, possibly an innkeeper. Token coins such as this were issued by businesses and other organisations when official coinage was ...

Token, E. Moore, Hanley

Copper farthing trade token issued by Edward Moore, grocer of Moore's Buildings, Tontine Square, Hanley. During the 19th century it was common for publicans, licencees and shopkeepers to issue their ...

Token, J. Wheeler, Brierley Hill

A copper farthing token issued by J. Wheeler, tea dealer of Brierley Hill. During the 19th century it was common for publicans, licencees and shopkeepers to issue their own tokens or 'checks'. Most ...

Token, John Austin, Willenhall

Copper farthing trade token issued by John Austin, miller, tea dealer and grocer of Stafford Street, Willenhall. Austin's business was taken over by Joshua Rushbrooke who issued his own farthings. During ...

Token, Joshua Rushbrooke, Willenhall

Copper farthing trade token issued by Joshua Rushbrooke, miller, tea dealer and grocer of Stafford Street, Willenhall. Rushbrooke took over John Austin's business who had also issued his own farthings. ...

Token, Kent's Hatters, Longton

A copper alloy token coin advertising Kent's hatters whose shop was at Boardman's Buildings on the Strand, Longton. During the 19th century it was common for publicans, licencees and shopkeepers to ...

Token, Leek

Leek copper half penny token. During the 19th century it was common for publicans, licencees and shopkeepers to issue their own tokens or 'checks'. Most of the checks issued in Staffordshire were made ...

Token, Lucas' Tea Warehouse, Stone

A copper farthing token coin advertising Lucas' Genuine Tea Warehouse, Stone. Thomas Lucas started his grocers and tea warehouse business on the High Street in 1820. It continued until his death, aged ...

Token, Penkridge

Penkridge half pence copper alloy token, issued by John Phillips, mercer. A mercer is a trader in silk and textiles. Token coins such as this were issued by businesses and other organisations when ...

Token, Stone

Stone half pence copper alloy token, John Whitacres, mercer. A mercer is a trader in silk and textiles. Token coins such as this were issued by businesses and other organisations when official coinage ...

Token, Stone Rifle Volunteer Club

One and a half pence copper token issued by the Stone Rifle Volunteer Club. The 40th Staffordshire (Stone) Rifle Volunteers were formed in 1860 under the leadership of Captain B.T. Fitzherbert (1836-1919) ...

Token, T. & F. Lewis, Bilston

A copper token issued by Thomas and Frederick Lewis, tea dealers and coffee merchants of Church Street, Bilston. During the 19th century it was common for publicans, licencees and shopkeepers to issue ...