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1812 List of the Poor Relieved by the Parish of Burslem - Document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

In the early 1800s the Parish of Burslem was responsible for organising poor relief for the townspeople. Local printer John Tregortha regularly produced an account of all out-of-work potters in the ...

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 of the State of the Poor in the Parish of Burslem - Enoch Wood Scrapbook

This list, compiled by Burslem's Parish Churchwardens, reveals some of the town's unemployment problems in the period around Christmas 1812 and January of the following year. The rates 'Rates' collected ...

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 ...

263 Hartshill Road, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent

This plan is of 263 Hartshill Road. The building is one of the Minton cottages, built in 1857 by the Minton pottery factory for its employees. The houses still stand today overlooking Hartshill Park. Diagrams ...

50000th Reliant Regal

Tom Scott, the Managing Director of Reliant is seen here at a presentation to mark the 50000th Reliant Regal. The Reliant Motor Company was formed in 1935 when Mr T.L. Williams decided to build his ...

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 ...

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 ...

A factory tour at Reliant

Charlie Courier, the factory manager, can be seen on the left giving a tour of the factory. A production line of Reliant Regals can be seen behind them. The Reliant Motor Company was formed in 1935 ...

A few Observations on the Distressed State of our Manufacturers, and the Cause of that Distress - the Orders in Council. A document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

In the years leading up to 1812, a struggle was underway to preserve livelihoods and industry in the Potteries. One government decision could make all the difference, but would it all come too late? Ruin Years ...

A float from Alders Paper Mill seen in the Tamworth Carnival

Alders Paper Mill staff are here seen with their float containing the 7 mile roll of paper, ready for the Tamworth Carnival. Alders Paper Mill was founded by Quakers and was in production for about ...

A G Richardson's Britannia Pottery, Cobridge

A G Richardson's Britannia Pottery stood at the junction of North Road and Leek New Road in Cobridge. Behind the works is the spoil tip of Sneyd Colliery (now Sneyd Hill Park). The office building still ...

A general view of Alvecote Colliery

Alvecote Colliery, Tamworth Brickworks and the Coventry canal can be seen in this photograph. Alvecote Colliery was known as Tamworth Colliery until 1948.

A J Wilkinson's Pottery, Irwell Street, Middleport

The front entrance to A J Wilkinson's Pottery in Irwell Street (formerly West Street). West Street was at the bottom of Prospect Street, close to the Trent & Mersey Canal, off Newport Lane. West Street, ...

A Summer Scene in the Potteries: woodcut engraving

Showing women sitting by a well, with a pot works on the hill above. Also shows a verse entitled `A Summer Scene in the Potteries,' from the Illustrated London News:'I.F.'

A.J. Fryer, Uttoxeter Carnival

A.J. Fryer (Arthur), owner of Fryer's garage on Derby Road, at the 1936 Uttoxeter Carnival. The car he is driving is a half size scale model with round plates advertising 'FRYERS FOR VAUXHALLS'. The ...

Abandoned clay pit near Hollywall Lane, Tunstall

The camera is looking east over an abandoned clay pit near Hollywall Lane, just off Chatterley Road. The pit has been largely infilled. The two houses to the right have been demolished. Originally the ...