Caution to firework users - from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

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Date:1800 - 1830 (c.)

Description:At the beginning of the 19th century, parish workers called church wardens were responsible for dealing with anti-social behaviour on the Potteries' streets.

A common cause for complaint were the crackers, fireworks and squibs that hissed and cracked all night long.

This notices publicises a two-guinea reward for anybody with information that could lead to a prosecution.

An extract from the laws of England accompanies the caution.

About this document

Pottery manufacturer Enoch Wood collected this document, which is now among the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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