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Air raid warden, Bilbrook area

An Air Raid Warden pictured during the early part of the 2nd World War. He is wearing helmet, overalls and an arm band. Later on in the war he would probably be wearing battle dress.

Amenities, Drake Hall, near Eccleshall

Page 9 of 'Drake Hall - A War-Time Hostel', a souvenir book produced for staff and residents at the Swynnerton Royal Ordinance Factory hostel at Drake Hall, produced in 1945. Some of the amenities enjoyed ...

American and British Officers at Whittington Barracks

Between 1942 and 1945 Whittington Barracks were occupied by the 10th Replacement Depot of the US Army. Pictured here are (from the right) Major Brown (British), Major Humphries, Col. Kilian (U.S. Officer ...

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 ...

ARP Warden Helmet, World War II

During World War II Air Raid Precaution warden’s had the job to protect civilians from the dangers of air-raids. During blackouts they were responsible for ensuring no light was visible. They had ...

Bell tents and marquee, Uttoxeter schoolboys Farm Camp, Lower Cowley Farm, Gnosall

In 1941 during WWII there was a general shortage of labour, which affected farms as well as many other industries. Already women had been recruited to work on the land (they were known as the Womens' ...

Birthday Celebrations, Drake Hall, near Eccleshall

Page 18 of 'Drake Hall - A War-Time Hostel', a souvenir book produced for staff and residents at the Swynnerton Royal Ordinance Factory hostel at Drake Hall, produced in 1945. The First Birthday Celebrations ...

Bomb Damage, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent

Bomb damage at the rear of Heathouse Lane, Bucknall, photographed on 23 August 1942. Comment by David Salt: "I was born on 29 January 1941, in 10 Hulton Road, Abbey Hulton. The earliest memory, that ...

Bomb Damage, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Bomb damage at Taylor Avenue, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme, in June 1941. Note the crater in the foreground, and surviving furniture being loaded onto the back of a truck immediately beyond. Part ...

Bomb Damage, Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent

Photograph of a bomb damaged shop on the High Street in Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent. Part of an official survey commissioned in 1941 by the City of Stoke-on-Trent.

Bomb Shelter, Sandon Road, Stafford

Second World War bomb shelter in rear garden on Sandon Road.

Bringing in Fuel, Uttoxeter schoolboys Farm Camp, Lower Cowley Farm, Gnosall

In the summer of 1941 schoolboys were recruited across the country to work on the land during the labour shortage caused by the Second World War effort. They were organised in camps under the direction ...

British Argentine Meat Co. Ltd, Butchers, 27 Market Place, Uttoxeter

In the window is a sign saying 'Ration Advice, Register Here'. Some foods like sweets, types of fat and meat were still rationed for a number of years after the end of the Second World War. Rationing ...

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 ...

Camp Kitchen, Uttoxeter schoolboys Farm camp, Lower Cowley Farm, Gnosall

This was taken on the first year Uttoxeter schoolboys farm camp organised by Edward Wilson, chemistry master at Thomas Alleyne's school. No cooking facilities were provided at the camp so the campers ...