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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 ...

Blythe Bridge and the river Blythe in flood

Blythe Bridge and the river Blythe in flood

Blythe Bridge and the river Blythe in flood

Blythe Bridge and the river Blythe in flood

Blythe Bridge and the river Blythe in flood

Brookside floods, Rolleston

The Alder brook in flood at Brookside, Rolleston.

Burton during the Flood

View of a flooded Horninglow Street showing the Plough Inn on the left, with horse drawn vehicles making their way through the water. On the right, behind the floater are Allsopps Brewery's Municipal ...

Burton in Flood, Burton Bridge and Meadowside Leisure Centre

This view taken from the Bass Water Tower, shows how the flood water has reached the flood defences.

Burton in Flood, Burton Library area

The view from the Bass Water Tower, by the side of Burton Library. The Andressey Bridge and St. Peter's Church can be seen in the distance.

Cleaning after the Floods, Stone,

In August 1987, the Scotch Brook culvert burst causing much flooding. Here two workers clean up flood damage in the Lotus factory shop on High Street.

Diglake colliery disaster

On 14 January 1895, a terrible disaster occurred at Diglake colliery, Bignall Hill. Two hundred and sixty men and boys descended the pit that day. At 11.30am a spate of water from the old flooded Rookery ...

Diglake colliery, Audley, Newcastle-under-Lyme

On the 14th January 1895, 77 miners lost their lives at Diglake when an inrush of water from old workings flooded the mine. The mine was never re-opened following the disaster.

Embankment collapse, Main Road, Colwich

Crushed vehicles being removed after the railway embankment collapsed at Main Road in Colwich on the evening of 13 December 1954. In the background can be seen the railway bridge and signal box and beyond ...

Essex Bridge, Great Haywood

Photograph of the Essex Bridge taken in April 1998 after heavy rain. The meeting of the River Sow and River Trent can be seen through the two left hand arches. The River Sow is on the left. There has ...

Ferrybridge, Burton upon Trent

A lantern slide view of Ferrybridge over the River Trent in flood. Ferrybridge was built by the Burton firm of Thornewill & Warham and opened in April 1889. Copyright: Burton Library.

Flood at the South End Club, Stafford

This view of a flood at the South End Club on Silkmore Lane in Stafford was taken by Stafford photographer Tony Boydon.

Flood damage, Foston Bridge, near Tutbury

Flood damage caused by the Foston Brook during the great flood of 1957. This photograph is from the collections of Tutbury Museum.