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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, ...

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 ...

1st Yarnfield Guides and Brownies, Stone

The Captain was Miss Dorothy Stanley, The Lieutenant was Mrs Joan Clarke, and Brown Owl was Mrs Clarissa Gairns. The guide holding the trophy on the back row centre is Daphne Tribe. Second from right ...

1st Yarnfield Scoutss, Kibblestone

1st Yarnfield Scoutmasters at Kibblestone Scout Camp, near Stone. On the left is Mr Clark, with John Deague on the right. John Deague was Scoutmaster for 1st Yarnfield and was on the G.P.O. staff at ...

21 Church Street, Tamworth

Number 21 Church Street has been used both as a library and Municipal offices over the years. Sir Robert Peel's Public Library, founded in 1841 in Colehill, was transferred to this site in 1871, but closed ...

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 view of Aldergate Street, Tamworth

The passage way in between the buildings once led to Ernest George Edmund Soles' slaughter house. In 2003 the Tamworth Times was located here.

Abbots Bromley Womens' Institute Fair

The Institute ladies probably raised quite a lot of money on this occasion judging by the array of mouthwatering home-made cakes and produce in this picture!

Address of the Coal Miners of the North Staffordshire District - A notice from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

This notice invites us to explore the hardships suffered by North Staffordshire's coal miners in 1831 - when their early trade unions were still not widely recognised. Employers often intimidated organised ...

Address to the Workmen in the Parishes of Burslem and Wolstanton - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

The Truck System This was a system whereby the workers were forced to accept goods in lieu of payment. They would be payed in tokens, which could only be spent at the company store or 'Tommy Shop.' The ...

Aeroplane from a Flying Display, Stafford,

The pilot was Gustav Hamel, a pioneer aviator, who performed a flying display over Lammascote Fields at the request of Stafford Town Council. His monoplane was brought to Stafford by train and taken ...

Air Rifle club members at the Globe Inn, Tamworth

Members of the Air Rifle Club are here seen in the covered passage of the Globe Inn. Seated from left to right they are H. Tansey, A. Biddle, C. Pownell (Vice Captain), Councillor I. Godfrey (Mayor 1921-1922), ...

Albion Football Team, Chesterton

Photograph of the Albion Football Team.

Alderman Thomas Alfred Dunn, Mayor of Stafford,

Note the Stafford Knot which makes up links in the Mayoral Chain. Photograph donated by Stafford Historical and Civic Society, who retain copyright ownership.

Alfred F. Bird

Lithograph print. A caricature of Alfred Frederick Bird (1849-1922) by 'Spy', with caption 'A Midland Imperialist' . Appeared in 'Vanity Fair' 13th September 1908. He was a Birmingham based businessman, ...

Alfred Sohier Bolton

Bronze bas-relief plaque of Alfred Sohier Bolton (1827-1901) of Moor Court, Oakamoor, and of the firm Thomas Bolton & Sons, copper manufacturers. He was an original member of Staffordshire County Council ...

Alfred Woodward, Free Mason

Alfred Woodward in Masonic Regalia. He lived at Lyndhurst, Forsbrook.