Anderton Carrying Company - document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

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Date:24th of April 1838

Description:In the spring of 1838, James Macintyre, Agent for the Anderton Carrying Company, wrote this confident letter to Staffordshire's pottery manufacturers to celebrate his canal company's success.

He announced that the company would bring down the cost of transporting crucial supplies between Liverpool and the Potteries: flints, Cornwall stone, and clay.

He also took care to point out that the company was now charging a penny LESS per package for conveying earthenware and China.

The new charges

To carry a package of flint and Cornwall stone from Liverpool to Tunstall, Longport and Burslem now cost 7s 6d - around £22 in today's money.

It cost 4d more to carry goods to Etruria to Etruria and 1s more to carry goods to Stoke.

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This document was collected by local industrialist Enoch Wood and is now part of the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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