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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 church, Burton-on-Trent area

This view shows the east end of the church as the building nears completion. On close inspection you can see five workers standing on the scaffolded platforms around the top of the spire.

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 ...

View along Church Street, Leek

The main building in the picture is the crown Hotel (later the Conservative Club). The author of this drawing, Abraham K. Mosley was born in Kingsley to parents Mr and Mrs Anthony Mosley. He married ...

View of the market on High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

View of High Street looking south.

Village Green, Lower Leigh

A view of village green at Lower Leigh showing William Emery's smithy to the left and the Police Station to the right. Three blacksmiths can be seen standing on the green and one (possibly William Emery) ...

Village Green, Lower Leigh

A view of village green at Lower Leigh showing William Emery's smithy to the left and the Police Station to the right. The white building at the far end of the green is the Railway Inn. Amongst the group ...

Wagon built by Haynes and Sons, wheelwrights, Stone

Flat bed wagon built by Haynes and Sons, wheelwrights, Stone, for Mr Harrison of Manor Farm, Wall, Lichfield. Price £26. The photograph was taken in Station Road. Haynes and Son moved from this site to ...

Wain's shop, Ashley

Wain's grocers and tea dealers, on the corner of Sovereign Lane and Church Road, Ashley. Miss Mary Wain and James Wain standing in the doorway.