The Loyal Pottery Volunteer Cavalry - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

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Date:1st of May 1798

Description:Printed notice announcing the decisions made at a meeting on May 1st 1798 at the Swann Inn, Hanley.

The meeting was due to discuss arrangements for the Pottery Volunteer Cavalry and to enlist more volunteers.

The meeting was not as well attended as expected, as the only resolution was to adjourn it for a future date "in order to give more time for the GENTLEMEN in the other Districts of the POTTERY to enrol themselves."

Volunteer Corps

The French Revolution in 1789 signalled the start of a very turbulent period in European history.

During the 1790s the French Revolutionary government waged war on much of Europe, including Italy, Spain, the Netherlands. In 1793 the Republic declared that it was at war with Great Britain.

Fear of invasion prompted the organisation of voluntary home defence forces all over the country.

About this Document

This article was printed by Chester and Mort, Hanley. It was collected by local industrialist Enoch Wood and is now part of the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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