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A Caution! Notice from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Dispute over ideas Printed notice from James Keeling regarding an infringment of patent on his oven for firing pottery. It is well known OUR PATENT It seems that someone has copied his oven design ...

Accident at the Mill, Great Haywood

This postcard view shows the fire brigade and local people draining the mill pond by using steam powered fire engines to lower the level of the water. In the foreground men are working Shugborough Hall's ...

Alfred Ernest Haywood, St Mary's Place, Stafford

Alfred Ernest Haywood, Stafford's Chief Fire Officer, pictured with his dog 'Old Don' in the back yard at his home, 6 St. Mary's Place, Stafford, which has since been demolished to make space for the ...

Army Recruits at Colwich Station,

Army recruits at Colwich Railway Station awaiting departure. They are accompanied by a local councillor and a police constable. The alternate image is a digitally colourised version of the image.

Assembly Rooms, Corporation Street, Tamworth

The Assembly Rooms are seen here with the Volunteer Fire Brigade extending a ladder to the left of the building. The Assembly Rooms were built in the Italian Renaissance style by public subscription to ...

Association of Fair Trade, 2 Welch Street, Stoke

This building is presently used as offices but was originally constructed as a fire station in 1913. The original frontage had two large decorative brick arches with an ornate central column and datestone ...

Auxiliary Fire Service lapel badge

The Auxiliary Fire Service was created in July 1938 to assist the Fire Brigade during wartime. These part-time fire fighters were identified by this type of lapel badge. This particular badge belonged ...

Auxillary Fire Service, Pattingham

Back row (L-R): Norman Harris, Len Handy, Harold Ray, Charlie Law, Bevill Bentley, Bill Smith, Stan Bentley, Tom Price, John Strong, Charlie Pritchard, Herbert Tooth, ?. Seated (L-R): ?, ?, ?, ?, Jim ...

Barn fire, Blackberry Lane Farm, Doxey

Fifty tons of the season's hay on fire in a barn at Mr. Enoch Brown's Blackberry Lane Farm at Doxey, Stafford. Despite the strenuous efforts of the Fire Brigade, practically the whole of the hay was destroyed. This ...

Bass & Co. Firemen, Bass, Burton-on-Trent

A group of Bass & Co. firemen posed in front of the Bass No.2 Fire Engine, Merryweather Steamer. The three men in the centre of the front row wearing peaked hats and double epaulets are the superintendent ...

Bostock's Factory Fire, Stafford,

Edwin Bostock's shoe factory was originally in Foregate Street, Stafford, but was destroyed by fire in 1901. This resulted in a new factory being built on Sandon Road, which opened in 1903. Bostock's ...

Bostock's shoe factory fire, Stafford

Firemen hosing down a building during a major fire at Edwin Bostock's shoe factory, Foregate Street, Stafford. Edwin Bostock's shoe factory was originally in Foregate Street, Stafford, but was destroyed ...

Bridge Street Fire Station, Stafford,

The fire station was built in 1885 at the junction of Greengate Street and Bridge Street, next to the Royal Brine Baths. The baths incorporated an open-sided tower which was used by the firemen for drying ...

Burslem Fire Brigade

The plaque on the fire engine in this photograph tells us that this is the County Borough of Stoke-on-Trent Burslem District Fire brigade.

Burslem Fire Brigade

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This is an extract from a feature film made in Burslem in the Potteries in the summer of 1918, and shown in September. It shows the turn-out of the Burslem Fire Brigade – a typical action scene in early ...

Captain Alfred Ernest Haywood, Stafford

Captain Alfred Ernest Haywood (1876-1958) was chief officer of Stafford Fire Brigade between 1920 and 1941. He also managed three Stafford public houses: the New Inn at 27 Broad Eye, 1902-1919; the Maid's ...

Captain Alfred Ernest Haywood, Stafford Fire Brigade

Alfred Ernest Haywood (1876-1958) was born in Newcastle under Lyme, one of 14 children brought up by Alfred and Annie Haywood. The family settled in Thornton's Buildings in Cherry Street, Stafford. Alfred ...

Celebratory archway over Stockwell Street, Leek

This arch which reads, "Give Honour To Whom Honour Is Due", was one of several made especially for the Duke and Duchess of York's visit to the town. It stood at the top of Stockwell Street looking towards ...