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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 "Sir John Wrottesley has withdrawn from the contest and left the party in the lurch."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 ...

2nd South Staffords being inspected by Churchill and Eisenhower

5th Marquis of Anglesey

Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquis of Anglesey (1875-1905). Educated at Eton College, Henry Paget succeeded to his father's estates in 1898 shortly after his marriage to his cousin Lilian. The Marquis was ...

6th Earl of Dartmouth

Lithograph print. A caricature of William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth (1851-1936) of Patshull Hall by 'Stuff'. Appeared in 'Vanity Fair' October 10th 1895. He was Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire ...

A Bit Thick for Father Christmas In the Potteries. Photographed by William Blake.

Industrial landscape with the caption "A Bit Thick for Father Christmas In the Potteries". Taken at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Despite an obvious pride in many of the aspects of the pottery ...

A Caution - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

In the late 1700s, an Association of Pottery Manufacturers would periodically adopt a standard list of prices to ensure that one business could not undercut its neighbour. This practice brought occasional ...