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1836 election document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "Beware of the Destructives"

This notice calls upon the electors of Stoke-on-Trent not to promise their votes to any aspiring Member of Parliament just yet. Who should they vote for? The author urges them to wait until they ...

A.J. Talbot & Son, boot dealers and manufacturers, Eccleshall

A.J. Talbot and Son's shop on High Street, Eccleshall. They were boot and dealers and manufacturers. As well as bespoke boots and shoes, they made leggings, carried out repairs and stocked Lotus, Ariel, ...

Address to the Workmen in the Parishes of Burslem and Wolstanton - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

The Truck System This was a system whereby the workers were forced to accept goods in lieu of payment. They would be payed in tokens, which could only be spent at the company store or 'Tommy Shop.' The ...

Advertisement for C.W. Boast Ironmongers, Uttoxeter Road, Longton

Boast's ironmongers shop stood at 73 Uttoxeter Road, Longton and was run by Mr S. Hewitt. It was later demolished and incorporated in the Duchess China Works' building extensions. Earlier in the 20th ...

Advertising postcard, Wolseley Bridge

This postcard advertises Martin’s Patent Cultivators and shows a horse-drawn cultivator breaking up stubble. It was produced by Martin's Cultivator Co. of Stamford, Lincolnshire, manufacturers of agricultural ...

Aerial photograph of John Hill & Sons Nurseries at Spot Gate

In about 1849, John and Elijah Hill purchased land at Spot Acre, near Fulford in order to set up their nursery business there. John Hill and Sons Nursery eventually occupied about 800 acres around Spot ...

Aerographing.

Pottery factory interior with a view of women aerographing. They are using pneumatic airbrushes. Possibly taken at the Gladstone China, Uttoxeter Road, Stoke-on-Trent. Aerography was the mechanical ...

Aethelflaeda monument ,31 Aldergate, Tamworth

Henry Mitchell is seen here carving the column of the Aethelflaeda monument, in his workshop at 31 Aldergate, Tamworth. The Aethelflaeda monument, of Aethelflaeda and her nephew Athelstan, was built ...

Alabaster Works, Weston

The stonemasons are working on war memorials and caskets. From left to right are Jack Gilbert, Tommy Ingleden, John Baker (foreman), William Smith and Mr Bland (manager).

Apprenticeship indenture of William Vigarstaff , Leek

Apprenticeship indenture of William Vigarstaff to learn the trade of a broad silk weaver, 1825 The weaving of silk was organised by ‘undertakers’, who owned a number of looms and employed journeymen ...

Arthur Brown butchers, Stafford

Shop front of Arthur Brown's butchers shop at 1, Crabbery Street in Stafford. The premises was demolished to make way for the Princess Street development in 1963. Image from 'Staffordshire Past and ...

Arthur Hay, Provisioners & Grocers, Derby Street, Leek

Arthur Hay's grocer's shop at 57, Derby Street, Leek. He also had premises on the corner of West Street (no 45) and Picton Street, currently (2020) Squires of Leek, hairdressers . Born in Lincolnshire ...

Arthur Johnson, butcher, Salt

Arthur Johnson, a butcher from Salt, with his son Reg delivering meat in villages around Stafford circa 1911. Reg, who was the eldest of seven children, ran the Sandon store during the war, later ran ...

Arthur Myatt at Myatt's Garage, Stone

Arthur Reginald Myatt, proprietor of Myatt's Garage on Longton Road, Stone, in the garage workshop. The site is now (2007) occupied by William Jones Motors.

At a Meeting - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Post in the Potteries - 1801 In 1801 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 ...

At the back of Price's Smithy,High Street, Pattingham.

The picture was taken in the yard behind Price's Smithy. What was the occasion?

Atherstone Street, Fazeley, Lichfield

On the right can be seen a Cobblers shop, with the Boot sign hanging outside. The view is taken looking towards Two Gates.

Bagnall's Locomotive Works staff, Stafford

This photograph shows most, if not all of the staff of the Bagnall's Castle Engine Works in Stafford. This was the occasion of a presentation of an illumintated address to Gordon Bagnall and his wife. ...