A House of Industry for Burslem and Wolstanton? News of a meeting from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

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Date:18th of February 1794

Description:This meeting was held on Tuesday 18 February 1794 to discuss the possibility of building a House of Industry to administer relief to the poor of Burslem and Wolstanton.

Parliament will have to agree to the measure, and a similar Bill has already been rejected.

It is suggested that the parishes should wait until the next parliament for a more favourable reception.

The proposers

  • Luke Bennett, Esq.

  • John Wegwood, Esq. Bignall End

  • Robert Cox for John Lawton Esq.

  • H. Henshall

  • H. Henshall as Trustee for the late Mrs. Swinnerton's Estates

  • H. Henshall as Trustee of Messrs. Beech's Estates

  • R. Williamson

  • R. Williamson for Mr. John Brindley

  • Thomas Yoxall

  • Theophilus Smith

  • Peter Walthall

  • Timothy Challinor

  • Charles Barlow

  • John Hollins

  • James Caldwell

  • John Robinson

  • Enoch Wood

  • John Wood

  • Daniel Heath

  • About this document

    Pottery manufacturer Enoch Wood signed and retained this document, which is now among the collections of Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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