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Anti-Slavery petition to be organised in Stoke-on-Trent - A notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Once Britain had outlawed the slave trade in 1804-5, a new organisation known as the African Institution tried to maintain the momentum of the anti-slavery movement. Now they called for other countries ...

Arnold Bennett's grave in Burslem Cemetery

Burslem Cemetery was consecrated in 1879. It lies between Hanley Road, Leek New Road and the grassed over spoil tip of Sneyd Colliery. The cemetery chapel was demolished in 2008. Arnold Bennett died ...

Arnold Bennett's House and Museum, Cobridge, Stoke-upon-Trent

The house at 205 Waterloo Road, Cobridge that was once the home of Potteries writer Arnold Bennett and later, for a short time, the Arnold Bennett Museum. Arnold Bennett's father, Enoch, who was a solicitor, ...

Arthur Scargill at a miner's strike demonstration, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent 1984.

Arthur Scargill was President of the National Union of Mineworkers during the 1984 - 1985 miner's strike and became a household name. He attended rallys and demonstrations throughout the country including ...

Article from the Public Enquirer, taken from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "The Wellington Quick-Step to Anarchy"

Moderate readers of the Public Inquirer on Saturday April 23 1829 might have choked on this partisan account of the movement for Catholics' civil rights in Britain. Thomas Mulock's rage The author ...

Artistic Drawing, Unknown Origin. Photographed by William Blake.

Sketch of a building. Unknown artist and location.

Artistic Drawing, Unknown Origin. Photographed by William Blake.

Sketch of a building. Unknown artist and location.

Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire. Photographed by William Blake.

Village scene taken at Ashford In The Waters, Derbyshire. The scene includes a sign post showing distances to Buxton, Manchester, Monyash, Flagg, Taddington and Sheldon. The village falls within ...

Association for the Prosecution of Felons - notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

This notice outlines the aims of the Association for the Prosecution of Felons, formed in the Potteries in order "to bring Offenders of every description to condign punishment." Rewards There are ...

At Consall. Photographed by William Blake.

Old pit workings south of Consall Forge.

Axe and Grindstone. Photographed by William Blake.

On the left is a Late Bronze Age socketed axe head. On the right is the lower part of a rotary quern, a milling device from the Roman period. A heavy stone with a central hole would have sat on this ...

Axe Edge, near Leek. Photographed by William Blake.

View of Axe Edge and the Leek-Buxton road. This area is now part of the Peak District National Park. The image is one of a series labelled "Leek & Buxton".

Axe Edge, neer Leek. Photographed by William Blake.

A view of Axe Edge and the Leek-Buxton road. This area lies within the Peak District National Park. The image is one of a series labelled "Leek & Buxton".

Barlaston Avenue. Photographed by William Blake.

Barlaston Avenue, Barlaston, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Barlaston Cemetery. Photographed by William Blake.

Barlaston Cemetery's West Side, Barlaston, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Barlaston Cemetery. Photographed by William Blake.

Barlaston Cemetery's West Side, Barlaston, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Barlaston Downs. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape with a view of Barlaston Downs, also known as Downs Banks, near Stone, Staffordshire.

Barlaston Green

Village scene with a view of the green at Barlaston, Staffordshire. Photographed by William Blake.