Theme Explorer

Page 2 of 6 107 Records Found

Burslem War Memorial, Swan Bank

The car approaching Burslem War Memorial is carrying Edward, the Prince of Wales. The police hold back crowds of people trying to catch a glimpse of the Prince.

Cadets at Stoke Train Station, Station Road, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph shows young cadets from 237 squadron of the ATC on manoeuvres. They are carrying their kit into Stoke station on their way to training camp.

Civil Defence Group. Circa 1942

During WW II civilian men and women were recruited into jobs that would normally be controlled by personnel such as the police, military or fire brigade. Here a group of men are dress are wearing the ...

Civil Defence. Circa 1942

During the Second World War women were called upon to take over duties that would otherwise been carried out by men. With men being drafted into the armed forces women found themselves in organisations ...

Clock Tower, Longton Park. Photographed by William Blake.

View of the Clock Tower, Longton Park, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The park's official name is Queen's Park and it was officially opened on July 25th 1888 by George Granville William Sutherland ...

Committee of the Association of Potters - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Joseph Machin, Chairman of the Committee of Potters, addressed this notice to fellow manufacturers in the Potteries. Ruin A ruinous war with France had brought Britain's business to its knees - ...

Dismissal of the Volunteer Corps - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Organising Burslem's Home Defences Printed notice dated 7th November 1803, requesting a meeting in Burslem Market Hall. The meeting was called to discuss the dismissal of the Burslem Volunteer ...

Document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - For bringing about a General Peace

Terminating a war fatal to the true interests of our country In 1813 Great Britain was in the midst of war with France and the US. The effects on trade were catastrophic. The workers and manufacturers ...

Drill Hall, Booth Street, Boothen, Stoke

This building was constructed between 1912 and 1924. The windows have decorative stone sills and lintels. There are two entrances into the building; one is a large main door with a decorative stone lintel, ...

Enoch Wood presents his most respectful compliments - Hand Written Note from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Enoch Wood's reply to an invite from the Longport Corps., who have asked him to dinner. Enoch Wood presents his most respectful compliments to Major Williamson and the officers of the Longport Corps ...

Ever Memorable Battle Off Cape Trafalgar : 21 October 1805 - document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Celebrating Victory Illustration and article celebrating British victory over Spain and France at the Battle of Trafalgar. Published by Robert Laurie and James Whittle on December 12th 1805, the ...

Former Battalion Headquarters, North Staffordshire Regiment, College Road, Hanley

This building was the Headquarters and Drill Hall of the Hanley Companies of the 1st Volunteer Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment between 1837 and 1897. The tablet over the main entrance has ...

Forsbrook Road, Blythe Bridge. Photographed by William Blake.

Village scene taken at Forsbrook Road, Blythe Bridge, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. A soldier and a postman pose for the photograph as a cyclist rides by.

Francis 'Frank' Joyce, born 1913

Frank was born on 27th March 1913 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. He married Doris Scott on 9th February 1940. Frank served in Dunkirk during WWII. He died in 1968.

Frederick Arthur Dykes, 323166 Sapper Royal Engineers. Born 1894.

Frederick Dykes was born in 1894 in Staffordshire. At the outbreak of WWI he was a railway signalman, living in Talke, Staffordshire. He saw overseas service in France and was demobbed on 17th March 1919. ...

Gas Mask

A gas mask and holder dating from World War Two. This is a standard civilian issue mask. These were always provided in a plain card box with string for a shoulder strap. The tin holder shown here is likely ...

Gas Mask

This is a 'Service Respirator', issued to the Army/Navy/Air Force, also the Police and some Civil Defence etc. but generally not a civilian item. Forty million masks were distributed to the civilian ...

Gas Mask

This is a child's gas issued during WW2. They were made in bright colours in an attempt to make them more acceptable to the child than the standard ominous black type. Known by collectors as the 'Mickey ...