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Address of the Coal Miners of the North Staffordshire District - A notice from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

This notice invites us to explore the hardships suffered by North Staffordshire's coal miners in 1831 - when their early trade unions were still not widely recognised. Employers often intimidated organised ...

An Address to the Coal Miners - Pamphlet from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

An apparently neutral observer introduces himself in this pamphlet, claiming to weigh up the respective cases of the coal masters and miners' union during industrial unrest in 1831. Claiming to wish ...

Bass & Co. Football Team, Burton-on-Trent

Bass Football Team for the 1926-7 season. The man in shirt sleeves with a towel around his neck on the far left of the photo is George Fearn, who was the team's trainer. He worked in No.3 Brewery, Station ...

Bass Cricket Team, Burton-on-Trent

Bass Cricket team with a cup. On the back row left to right are: J. Butcher (Bag Carrier), C. Summers, M. Jones, J. Warner, W. Thomas, A. Norton, J. Shaw (Scorer). Middle row: A. Hopkins (Sec), A. Ordish, ...

Bass Football Team, Bass Meadows, Burton-on-Trent

Bass Joiners' trip to a football match, Burton-on-Trent

Assembly workers on their way to the F.A.Cup 3rd round tie between Charlton Athletic and Burton Albion, played at Charlton's ground at the Valley on 7th January 1956. At the time Charlton were one of ...

Bass Rugby Teams, Bass Meadows, Burton-on-Trent

Two seven-a-side rugby teams lined up on Bass Meadows. Arthur Seddon, Managing Director of Bass is second from the right.

Blood donors, Lotus Ltd, Stafford

A new use was found for the sports pavilion at the Stafford factory of Lotus Ltd., which was usually the venue for many social functions. This picture presented an unusual scene when a mobile unit from ...

Charrington & Co. Cricket Club, Burton-on-Trent

Members of the cricket team, during the club season 1924.

Christmas Party, Lotus Ltd., Stafford

A Christmas party at the Lotus Ltd club, Stafford. From left to right: Joan Wilkes (worked in the Lotus factory shop), Barbara Loveys (worked in warehouse), Pauline Insull (worked in warehouse), Margaret ...

Clifton Working Mens Club Football Team, Clifton Campville

Clifton W.M.C. Football team pictured outside Cliftin Campville, Haunton and Thorpe Constantine Working Mens Club and Institute.

Clough Hall Colliery Anti-Union Notice - from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Colliery owners did not take kindly to miners' early attempts to form trades unions. Market forces Most believed in an 'iron law of wages,' which dictated that wages would be related to market forces. This ...

Corporation Depot, Lammascote Road, Stafford

These four well-groomed and bedecked horses are lined up at the Corporation Depot for the May Day parade, which was judged by Mr L C Hiner, Works Superintendent at the Depot. Left to right are: “Prince” ...

Elkes' Jazz Band, Dove Valley Bakery, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter

Group photograph of the biscuit factory's mainly female marching band, pictured in front of the large doors at Elkes' factory.

English Electric Co. at Meaford Power Station

A visit by the English Electric Co. Stafford, Engineering Society, to Meaford Generating Station. The much smaller 'A' station opened in 1947 and ceased generation in 1974 and was demolished in 1982. 'B' ...

English Electric Co., Stafford

Members of the English Electric Co., Stafford Works Engineering Society are pictured during a visit to an Industrial site. Standing on the left is thought to be Miss Phillips and on the extreme right ...

English Electric Co., Stafford

Members of the English Electric Co., Stafford Works Engineering Society are pictured during a visit to an Industrial site, possibly in Liverpool. Please contact us if you recognise the location of the ...

General Meeting of the North Staffordshire Coal Masters - A notice from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

In this notice, 32 North Staffordshire mine owners outline their unity with regard to two pressing issues. Wages At this time, miners were attempting to secure an increase in their wages by forming ...