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George Henry Mayer, 13005688 The Pioneer Corps. Born 1901

George was born 15th March 1901 in Drayton Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. George originally enlisted at Burslem on the 8th February 1919 into the North Staffordshire Regiment. He left the ...

HMS Shannon captures the USS Chesapeake - News of a "glorious victory" from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Although this notice proclaims a "glorious victory" for Captain Broke of the HMS Shannon, some battles were far from over. The War of 1812 During 1812-3, Britain and the United States began official ...

Hot Lane, Burslem

5 Hot Lane, Burslem. Originally this two storey building was built as a public house called The Dog and Partridge. Today its function is that of a scout hut. The ground floor has two large beaded windows ...

Hunger on the Home Front - A satyrical document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Wartime In times of war, the fortunes of both tradespeople and townspeople could nose-dive - and in 1812 the Potteries were feeling the intense strain of Britain's long war with Napoleon's France. Soup ...

John Joyce, born 1880

John Joyce was born in 1880 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. He joined the army in 1914. After WWI he moved to Ireland, where he stayed until his death in the early 1960s.

John Russell Alder, Gunner 11052276 Royal Artillery. Born 1923

John was born on 27th September 1923 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. In 1941 all men between 20 and 23 years of age had to report to the Employment Exchange in Blackpool Lancashire to register for military ...

Land Army Girls. Circa 1942

During WW II many women joined the armed forces in non-combatant roles, that is they did not see actual fighting. Some women went into the Royal Air Force or the Royal Navy. Some women chose to be ...

Longport Volunteers - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Parade Notice of a parade by the Longport Volunteer Corps on Wednesday 21st April 1813. One of the purposes of the parade was to ensure that members of the corps returned their "Arms and Accoutrements". There ...

Longton C.E. School

Photograph shows war time shelters and static water tank. Longton Church of England School was built in 1836 on School Lane (later Webberley Lane).

Longton War Memorial. Photographed by William Blake.

View of the Longton War Memorial, Trentham Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Longton War Memorial. Photographed by William Blake.

A view of the War Memorial at Trentham Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Longton War Memorial. Photographed by William Blake.

View of the War Memorial at Trentham Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Mark XVI Spitfire at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Photograph of the Spitfire, which has been on permanent display at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery since 1986. Designed by local engineer Reginald Mitchell in the 1930s, the Spitfire was instrumental ...

Matthew Edward Joyce, Pioneer Corps. Born 1919

Matthew Joyce was born in December 1919 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Matthew survived combat in World War Two.

Matthew Edward Joyce, RE (T) 2157 Sapper, Royal Engineers 492054. Born 1885

Matthew was born in 1885 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. He married Florence Alice Leadbetter in 1905. He enlisted into the Royal Engineers on 10th October 1914 and a year later was serving in ...

Military parade at Trentham Road, Dresden

Military parade at Trentham Road, Dresden

Military parade at Trentham Road, Dresden.