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16th century buildings, Lichfield Street, Tamworth

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 ...

1836 election document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "Beware of the Destructives"

This notice calls upon the electors of Stoke-on-Trent not to promise their votes to any aspiring Member of Parliament just yet. Who should they vote for? The author urges them to wait until they ...

1913 Millenary Ox-Roast, Corporation Street, Tamworth

This postcard shows the 1913 Millenary Ox Roast at the rear of the Drill Hall, which was built in 1911. Mr Redfern, who was in charge of the Ox Roast, was a butcher of Lower Gungate and is shown wearing ...

2 Sneyd Street, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent

This plan is of the terraced house at no.2 Sneyd Street in Cobridge. The house backs onto the Market Tavern pub; there was once a door between the two but it has been bricked up. Diagrams (clockwise ...

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 ...

459 Watling Street, Tamworth

This house was built by Charles Smith senior, using salvaged doors, windows etc. from Drayton Manor.

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 collection of spoil tips.

The view south from the Bemersley Green area with Chatterley Whitfield Colliery spoil tip in the foreground. Beyond that, almost in line, are the tips of Sneyd Colliery, Hanley Deep Pit and Fenton. ...

A Cottage on the Lichfield Road, Stafford

This view of a roofless cottage which stood opposite Green Hall on Lichfield Road, Stafford was taken by Stafford photographer Tony Boydon. The buildings on the left are part of the St. Joseph's Convent ...

A decorated Palace Cinema, George Street, Tamworth

The first Palace Cinema can be seen here decorated to celebrate the Coronation of George V. This old Palace Cinema stood on the south side of George Street, on a site near to Common Lane. The cinema was ...

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 ...