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1107 Scholars - Broadsheet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Broadsheet containing a plea for donations to the Sunday school, which boasted 1107 scholars and 130 teachers at the time. It is written in the form a verse. About this document This document ...

1812 election document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "An atrocious outrage..."

In 1812, two candidates - Walhouse and Wrottesley - were fighting for the votes of Stoke-on-Trent's electors. "Sir John Wrottesley has withdrawn from the contest and left the party in the lurch." Wrottesley ...

1812 election notice - document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

In the 1812 election contest between John Wrottesley and Edward John Walhouse, one of the key issues was manufacturing. "The Interests of my native County" In this notice, Staffordshire gentleman ...

1812 election notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "An honest Ned..."

In May 1812, a two-horse race was underway to see who would become Staffordshire's next Member of Parliament. Walhouse vs. Wrottesley This notice favours the Tory candidate, Mr. Walhouse, at the ...

1812 election notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "Brother Freeholders..."

In the early 19th century, one factor alone decided whether or not men could vote - while women were denied completely: You had to own or be a tenant of freehold property worth at least 40 shillings. Although ...

1812 election notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "The fate of the community..."

In the 1800s, an election would be among the biggest local attractions of the year. The main event Thousands would flock to hear the candidates' outdoor speeches, where they could find singing, ...

1812 election notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "Violence and Outrage"

Election time In 1812, election time was a very different spectacle compared to the media circus of today. Mass rallies were the best way for candidates to make their voices heard. Thousands of ...

1813 Report of the State of the Poor in the Parish of Burslem - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

This document provides an account of benefit payments in Burslem at the end of January 1813. In 1811, the town's population had been 8,625. In January 1813, 1,335 of these were receiving relief ...

1813 Report on the State of the Poor in the Parish of Burslem - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

This document provides an account of benefit payments in Burslem at the end of January 1813. In 1811, the town's population had been 8,625. In January 1813, 1,335 of these were receiving relief ...

1831 election notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "Coming to the Scratch!"

In 1831, former Member of Parliament for Coventry Richard Edensor Heathcote, was battling to become MP for Stoke-on-Trent. Heathcote was a Longton-born Liberal politician who was keen to secure equal ...

1831 election notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "Perfect neutrality!"

At the 1831 elections, few men's opinions seemed to count for as much as those of Josiah Wedgwood II. Taking sides During 1831, Wedgwood was rumoured to be siding with Richard Edensor Heathcote, ...

1832 Reform Act - A notice on "Pottery Representation" from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

The 1832 Reform Act allowed more of Stoke-on-Trent's citizens to exercise a vote at elections - and when this notice was issued, the new Act was about to come into force. How many people could vote? Looking ...

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 ...

1st Battalion South Staffords, Whittington Barracks

1st North Staffords pictured in Malta

Malta was a British colony from 1814 until it was granted independence in 1964. The 1st North Staffords were part of the peacetime garrison there from 1893 to 1895. Until the end of the British Empire, ...

1st South Staffords in the Boer War, Port Elizabeth

This photograph was taken at Port Elizabeth during the Boer War. The British Army had recently changed the uniform colour to khaki, to better camouflage the soldiers in the South African landscape. ...

1st South Staffords resting at Ghent, France

The Battalion disembarked in Belgium on 6th October and here are moving up to stem the German advance. Included in the group are, Captain JF Vallentin, 2Lt. Archer-Shee, Capt GS Bonner, Capt JSS Durlon, ...

1st South Staffords' return from Minden, Germany

Soldiers of the South Staffordshire Regiment arriving at Lichfield Trent Valley Railway Station from Minden, German, prior to being posted to the Canal Zone in Egypt. Corporal Thompson is pictured here ...