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War and Peace - document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

War is Over Hand-written document giving notice of a dinner for manufacturers in the Burslem area of the Potteries. The dinner was arranged to celebrate the end of Britain's war with the US in ...

War and Peace - Document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

MILITIA Fear of invasion by Napoleon's French army was growing in Great Britain in 1803. In times like these men could be called upon by law to serve with the local militia or the general army. Various ...

War and Peace - document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

War is Over Hand-written document giving notice of a dinner for manufacturers in the Burslem area of the Potteries. The dinner was arranged to celebrate the end of Britain's war with the US in ...

War and Peace - document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

A Collection for the Heroes of the Battle of Trafalgar Hand-written subscription notice for a collection to assist the wounded soldiers, widows and orphans in the wake of the Battle of Trafalgar. The ...

War and Peace - document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

The Battle of Leipzig Document describing the emotional scenes between victorious leaders in the aftermath of Napoleon's most decisive defeat at Leipzig, Germany. Nearing the end of the Napoleonic ...

War and Peace - document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

War is Over Hand-written document giving notice of a dinner for manufacturers in the Burslem area of the Potteries. The dinner was arranged to celebrate the end of Britain's war with the US in ...

War, Peace, Politics and Reform - document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

To the Inhabitants of the Staffordshire Potteries This probing document contains anti-war, pro-Reform propoganda in the form of a series of questions posed to the reader. War The Potteries were ...

Wedgwood For Ever!! An 1832 election notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

In 1832 Josiah Wedgwood was to stand for election in Newcastle-under-Lyme. His supporters in Hanley and Shelton proposed to gather in the Market Square, wearing laurel, at 5pm on 27 April. From ...

Wedgwood's "perfect neutrality" - 1831 election notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

In July 1831, rumours were rife that Josiah Wedgwood II was to stand for election in a joint campaign with one of two candidates, Heathcote or Davenport. Neutrality Wedgwood felt that it was necessary ...

Whist Drive Invitation, Longton

Souvenir ticket for a "Whist Drive & Social" evening taking place at Longton Library on December 17th 1908. The whist drive was either for Longton Labour Church or the Social Democratic Foundation, organisations ...

Why re-elect Mr. Bootle? An 1812 election notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

In 1812, Newcastle-under-Lyme had an MP both for the borough and the county. Mr. Bootle had served for 16 years, but now his position was under threat. One of the hottest political issues at the ...

William George Brindley

This well presented gentleman is William George Brindley. He was a fire officer in the early 1900's. He died in 1933. Notice how different his uniform is in comparison to today's fire brigade.

Women picketing at Florence Colliery, Longton.

This photograph, taken during the 1984 - 1985 miner's strike, shows an early morning picket line at Florence Colliery in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Women from mining families were very active during the ...