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Britannia's Address to her Fair Daughters - a radical call to women from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Love of country is not sexual; in every age, in every country, it has warmed and animated the female breast... In the early 19th century, women were among the most forward-thinking political activists ...

British Legion Headquarters, London Road, Stoke-on-Trent

The British Legion headquarters building stood at the corner of Sheppard Street and London Road in Stoke. The building was also the London Road Sports and Social Club. Built in the 1880s, the house predates ...

Brother Potters!

The early 1800s brought hard times for potters in Stoke-on-Trent. Costly wars disrupted trade abroad, while poor harvests caused hunger at home. "One word with you, afore yo gon to do any moore mischif..." Government ...

Bucknall Workingmen's Club, Marychurch Road, Bucknall

Bucknall Workingmen's Club and Institute was on Marychurch Road, just south of St Mary's Church. Today the land is modern housing. The club was built on the site of Grove House. Bert Bentley notes that ...

Burslem Liberal Club, Market Place, Burslem

The red brick and terracotta front of the Liberal Club building on Market Place in Burslem. There were stained glass windows on the first floor hall and there is a mosaic with the words "Liberal Club" ...

Burslem Post Office, Wedgwood Street, Burslem

This Post Office building is on Wedgwood Street close to the junction with Market Place. This building was opened in 1937 and is now known as The Old Post Office. It has been converted for small scale ...

Burslem Town Hall

This engraving of the "New Town Hall" dates from around 1856.

Burslem, Cobridge, Longport and Tunstall Association for the Prosecution of Felons - from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Business leaders in Burslem, Cobridge, Longport and Tunstall here unite in their efforts to prosecute wrong doers - they are to form an Association for the Prosecution of Felons. Witness Protection The ...

Caroline Street Congregational Church, Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

Church interior taken at the Congregational Church, Caroline Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. It was also known as the Independent Chapel and was built in 1819.

Cases of Distress and Oppression, in the Staffordshire Potteries; By Labourers Wages being paid in Truck - Booklet from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

The Truck System This was system whereby the workers were forced to accept goods in lieu of payment. They would be payed in tokens, which could only be spent at the company store or Tommy Shop. The ...

Ceramic City Choir, Victoria Hall, Hanley

Sir Malcolm Sergeant conducted the Ceramic City Choir during the 1960s. The choir toured the country and Dr Sergeant (Ph.D.) was acknowledged with a knighthood for his contribution to music. Sir Malcolm ...

Children's day out, Kidsgrove.

During the 1984 - 1985 miner's strike there were ten womens action groups in north Staffordshire who supported the striking miners. They ran food centres, organised collections, manned picket lines and ...

Chysis Loevis - Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala

This plate from The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala by James Bateman shows chysis loevis, also known as Smooth-Lipped Loevis - "the finest species of a most singular genus." Use the 'Zoom to Detail' ...

Clough Hall Colliery Anti-Union Notice - from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Colliery owners did not take kindly to miners' early attempts to form trades unions. Market forces Most believed in an 'iron law of wages,' which dictated that wages would be related to market forces. This ...

Coal getting at Longton

Photograph taken during the Coal Strike of 1926. This photograph was probably taken from the East Vale /Meir Hay area of Longton. It’s the location of the much earlier Meir Hay Colliery. There ...

Coal outcropping at Longton.

Photograph taken during the Coal Strike of 1926. This photograph was probably taken from the East Vale /Meir Hay area of Longton. It’s the location of the much earlier Meir Hay Colliery. There were ...

Coal Strike, Longton

A temporary tramway during the Coal Strike of 1926.

Coal strike, Longton

Photograph taken during the Coal Strike of 1926, showing a temporary tramway.