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1812 election document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "An atrocious outrage..."

In 1812, two candidates - Walhouse and Wrottesley - were fighting for the votes of Stoke-on-Trent's electors. "Sir John Wrottesley has withdrawn from the contest and left the party in the lurch." Wrottesley ...

1812 election notice - document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

In the 1812 election contest between John Wrottesley and Edward John Walhouse, one of the key issues was manufacturing. "The Interests of my native County" In this notice, Staffordshire gentleman ...

1812 election notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "An honest Ned..."

In May 1812, a two-horse race was underway to see who would become Staffordshire's next Member of Parliament. Walhouse vs. Wrottesley This notice favours the Tory candidate, Mr. Walhouse, at the ...

1812 election notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "Brother Freeholders..."

In the early 19th century, one factor alone decided whether or not men could vote - while women were denied completely: You had to own or be a tenant of freehold property worth at least 40 shillings. Although ...

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, ...

1812 election notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "Violence and Outrage"

Election time In 1812, election time was a very different spectacle compared to the media circus of today. Mass rallies were the best way for candidates to make their voices heard. Thousands of ...

1831 election notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "Coming to the Scratch!"

In 1831, former Member of Parliament for Coventry Richard Edensor Heathcote, was battling to become MP for Stoke-on-Trent. Heathcote was a Longton-born Liberal politician who was keen to secure equal ...

1831 election notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "Perfect neutrality!"

At the 1831 elections, few men's opinions seemed to count for as much as those of Josiah Wedgwood II. Taking sides During 1831, Wedgwood was rumoured to be siding with Richard Edensor Heathcote, ...

1832 Reform Act - A notice on "Pottery Representation" from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

The 1832 Reform Act allowed more of Stoke-on-Trent's citizens to exercise a vote at elections - and when this notice was issued, the new Act was about to come into force. How many people could vote? Looking ...

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 ...

1st South Staffords return from foreign service, Lichfield

A snapshot of the 1st South Staffords in the Market Place at Lichfield, after their return from foreign service, probably in Khartoum.

21st birthday party, Lotus Club, Stone

Eddie Robinson's 21st birthday party in the Lotus Club in Stone. The Lotus Club was an ex-army hut sited at Lotus Ltd.'s shoe factory by the bowls green off Oulton Road. John Morris is in the back row ...

25th Wedding Anniversary, Seighford Hall Hotel

Mr Norman and Mrs Flossie Brown are pictured waiting to be served dinner on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary party, which was held on 17th February 1968, at Seighford Hall Hotel, Seighford. Acknowledgement: ...

A decorated Palace Cinema, George Street, Tamworth

The first Palace Cinema can be seen here decorated to celebrate the Coronation of George V. The early 20th century Palace cinema was the old music hall and stood on the site of [what is now] Burtons shop ...

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 general view of Rugeley

A postcard view of Rugeley. The photograph was taken from the St. Augustine's church tower looking south towards Stile Cop on the horizon. At the right is Anson Street: the small timber-framed building ...

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 ...