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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 ...

Alstom, St. Leonard's Works, Stafford

Pictured during a refreshment break in a Quality Focus meeting at St Leonard's Works are (from left to right): David Buckless, unknown, David Pearson, David Tipper, Chris Tilstone, Robin Millar and an ...

An invitation to dine with the local volunteer corps - Hand Written Letter from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Hand-written letter from Major Williamson of the Longport Corps., inviting Enoch Wood to dinner on Wednesday 21st April 1813. It reads; Major Williamson and the officers of the Longport Corps request ...

Annual Conference at Lotus Shoes, Stafford,

This could be the interior of Brook Hall, which was Lotus canteen. Lotus was originally named Bostock's and was founded in the eighteenth century by Thomas Bostock, a cobbler. His three sons started ...

Berkswich branch, Annual Dinner, British Legion, Stafford

Officials and visitors are pictured at the the annual dinner of the Berkswich branch of the British Legion held at the Swan Hotel in Stafford. Seated left to right: the Deputy Mayor, Alderman L Dobson, ...

Brother Potters!

The early 1800s brought hard times for potters in Stoke-on-Trent. Costly wars disrupted trade abroad, while poor harvests caused hunger at home. "One word with you, afore yo gon to do any moore mischif..." Government ...

Burslem June 20th. 1804 - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Hand-written invoice from Enoch Wood to a group of wealthy local men who have agreed to pay for a dinner taken by the Longport Volunteer Corps. Volunteer Corps The French Revolution in 1789 signalled ...

Burslem Volunteer Corps - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

THAT a VOLUNTEER CORPS of INFANTRY be formed Printed public notice announcing the resolutions from a meeting that took place in the Legs of Man in Burslem on June 2Oth, 1797. A number of businessmen ...

Burslem Volunteer Corps - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Burslem Volunteer Corps Rules and Regulations Printed booklet outlining the rules and regulations of the Burslem Volunteer Corps. The booklet sets out a series of rules and subsequent fines for ...

Burslem Volunteers - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

The formation of a volunteer corps Printed notice by Enoch Wood, dated August 15th 1803, announcing a meeting at Legs of Man public house in Burslem. The purpose of the meeting, to discuss the formation ...

Campfire Hollow, Beaudesert

This postcard features a pencil sketch of a natural hollow in the Scout and Guide camp located in the grounds of the ruined Beaudesert Hall. It has been terraced to provide seating. The drawing is signed ...

Cases of Distress and Oppression, in the Staffordshire Potteries; By Labourers Wages being paid in Truck - Booklet from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

The Truck System This was 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 ...

Central Hall, Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

The Easter celebration decorations at Central Hall, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Dismissal of the Volunteer Corps - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Organising Burslem's Home Defences Printed notice dated 7th November 1803, requesting a meeting in Burslem Market Hall. The meeting was called to discuss the dismissal of the Burslem Volunteer ...

Enoch Wood presents his most respectful compliments - Hand Written Note from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Enoch Wood's reply to an invite from the Longport Corps., who have asked him to dinner. Enoch Wood presents his most respectful compliments to Major Williamson and the officers of the Longport Corps ...

GEC Turbine Generators Ltd., Stafford

On the left facing the photographer is Peter Marsden and on the right Alan Smith They are pictured attending a Buyers Conference at the Borough Hall in Stafford. In the background the display boards ...

Georgi Malenkov at the Crown Hotel, Stone

"Mr Georgi Malenkov, former Russian premier and now (1956) Minister of Power Stations, made a secret visit Stone on Wednesday. Shortly before 1.00pm a convoy of black super Zis limousines sandwiched between ...

Group outside Dosthill Hall

An ecclesiastical meeting at Dosthill Hall with Church and lay people including, seated in the centre wearing a top hat, Dr Barnes Bishop of Birmingham, who was a very controversial figure of the time. ...