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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 - 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Alstom, Hixon, Stafford

Employees, engineers and managers are pictured with the Mayor of Stafford, Councillor Harry Brunt in the Test Laboratory at the Hixon site on New Road, Hixon. The Mayor was there to officially open newly ...

Alstom, Hixon, Stafford

Managers and engineers are pictured with the Mayor of Stafford, Councillor Harry Brunt after he officially opened the newly refurbished Offices and Canteen facilities at the Hixon site, on New Road, Hixon. Among ...

Andrew Lumsdale

Andrew Lumsdale of Stoke on Trent in full Masonic regalia. He was a Stoke on Trent City Councillor.

Annual Fatstock Sale, Stone, (1)

One of the highlights of the local farming year was the fatstock sale held at the cattle market in Mill Street. Farmers entered their prime beasts and the winner received a cup presented by the chairman ...

Annual Fatstock Sale, Stone, (2)

One of the highlights of the local farming year was the fatstock sale held at the cattle market in Mill Street. Farmers entered their prime beasts and the winner received a cup presented by the chairman ...

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.

Arthur Mainwaring

Arthur Mainwaring (1668-1712, here spelled Manwaringe) of Ightfield, near Whitchurch, Shropshire. he was a poet, editor and Whig politician. An engraving by I. Simon after a painting by Sir Godfrey ...

Arthur Wrottesley, 3rd Lord Wrottesley

Arthur Wrottesley, 3rd Lord Wrottesley (1824-1910) of Wrotesley Hall was a Peer and politician. He was Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire from 1871 to 1887. He married Hon. Augusta Elizabeth Denison, ...

Arthur Wrottesley, 3rd Lord Wrottesley

Lithograph print. A caricature of Arthur Wrottesley, 3rd Baron Wrottesley (1824-1910) of Wrottesley Hall by 'Stuff', captioned 'A Staffordshire Peer'. Appeared in 'Vanity Fair' June 20th 1895. He was ...

Arthur Wrottesley, 3rd Lord Wrottesley

Arthur Wrottesley, 3rd Lord Wrottesley (1824-1910) of Wrotesley Hall was a Peer and politician. He was Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire from 1871 to 1887. He married Hon. Augusta Elizabeth Denison, ...