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Token, Wednesbury

Copper alloy half penny token, issued by Henry Fidoe of Wednesbury, ironmonger. Token coins such as this were issued by businesses and other organisations when official coinage was in short supply. ...

Token, William Dixon, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A copper farthing token coin advertising William Dixon's Tea Warehouse, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Dixon's Warehouse stood on the High Street and was established in 1799. During the 19th century it was ...

Token, Wolverhampton

Copper penny token, issued by 'Kittoth' of Wolverhampton, believed to be an innkeeper of the Cock Inn or beerhouse. Token coins such as this were issued by businesses and other organisations when official ...

Token, Yoxall

Octagonal, copper alloy token issued by Zachariah Lightwood of Yoxall, ironmonger. He once owned Old Hall on Main Street, Yoxall, demolished in 1960. The Lightwood family were village apothecaries until ...

Tony Thornton at the Houses of Parliament

A group of people inside the Elizabeth Tower of the Houses of Parliament, better known as the tower of Big Ben. Mr. A.J. Thornton can be seen on the right hand side wearing glasses and behind him ...

Townsend's saddlers shop, Stafford

J. Townsend's saddlers shop at 24 Greengate Street, Stafford. Note the horse collars in front of the shop window.

Travelling barber, Leek area

This barber used to travel around the Leek area, visiting customers in their own homes.

Tree felling at Boningale, Shropshire

On the right is James Lewis of Patshull Park who is pictured during a break from tree-felling in the Boningale area, just over the county border in Shropshire.

Trent & Mersey Canal, Rugeley

In the background can be seen Stokes' Tannery buildings, at the rear of Bryan's Lane. There had been a tannery on this site from at least the 18th century. Stokes & Co.’s origins lay with Stephen ...

Trentham Smithy

Built in the early 19th century, the Smithy at Trentham features a horseshoe shaped doorway.

Trussing in ceremony, Bass, Burton-on-Trent

Group of six coopers ready to drink a toast at the end of the apprentice cooper's (man in the barrel) 'trussing in' ceremony. The coopers shown (from left to right) are Bill Humphries, Bernard Slater, ...

Twentieth Century Hell

Industrial landscape taken in the Potteries with the caption "20th Century Hell". Photographed by William Blake. This photograph, with its damning caption, is one of many that criticise the conditions ...

Unhairing horse hides, Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

After soaking in lime pits, hair and epidermis is removed from the skins using special knives. E.B. & W.R. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, at the Old Mill, Tutbury. The corn mill in Tutbury was converted ...

Unidentified estate buildings

Three women standing outside estate cottages. Location not known, but possibly somewhere in north Staffordshire. If you recognise these buildings or the people in this photograph, please contact us.

Union Inn, Measham, March 31st 1796 - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Post in the Potteries - 1796 In 1796 a national postal system using a fleet of coaches was growing in coverage but still did not directly serve the Potteries. Many towns and cities not served by ...

Unlawful Oaths - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Twenty Pounds Reward Notice from the North Staffordshire Coal Masters offering twenty pounds reward for information leading to the prosecution of anyone breaking the law under the Unlawful Oaths Act. Abstracts ...

Unlawful Oaths - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

A law devised to deter naval mutiny The Unlawful Oaths Act of 1797 was initially enacted during the early period of the Napoleonic Wars to curb mutinous behaviour in the navy. This act was not repealed ...

Vernon Cotter, Uttoxeter

Vernon Cotterill, retired butcher and local character. Vernon is pictured at a local event wearing in a colourful jacket and bow-tie, with a traditional butcher's straw hat. He is carving a roasted pig's ...