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1812 election document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "An atrocious outrage..."

In 1812, two candidates - Walhouse and Wrottesley - were fighting for the votes of Stoke-on-Trent's electors. "Sir John Wrottesley has withdrawn from the contest and left the party in the lurch." Wrottesley ...

Mouldmakers, Swinnerton's Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent

Pottery factory interior taken at Swinnerton’s Ltd, Stoke-on-Trent. This is a photograph of the mouldmaking shop, probably taken at the Vulcan Works, Slippery Lane, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. The ...

Manifold Valley Railway. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape taken at Manifold Valley, Staffordshire. The photograph includes the Manifold Valley Railway and a packed passenger train travelling through the valley. The line closed in 1934, and the track ...

Quarry sidings, Oakamoor

Moneystone quarry sidings at Oakamoor. The quarries at Cauldon Low and Froghall provided limestone for the agricultural and pottery industries. At one time thousands of men were employed in the quarrying ...

The Price of Straw - from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Supplies of straw were vital to the success of the pottery industry. As a packaging material, it was used to soften the ride on bumpy roads. It also helped to minimise the risks involved in loading ...

A List of Persons Receiving Relief from the Parish of Wolstanton - from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Family historians may relish this revealing booklet, which reports on the poverty suffered by the residents of Wolstanton, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, during 1830-1. It was commissioned by a parish committee ...

Open Meeting of the Committee of Manufacturers - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

During the early 1800s, the pottery industry began to experience growing problems with their wares being "pilfered" in transit. This notice outlines the resolutions of a meeting called to discuss the ...

Flooding at Oakamoor

A group of men ride away from a line of cottages in a small boat. Jack Heath is the man on horseback assisting in the rescue of the Finney family, during the 1927 flood. This image is included by kind ...

Oakamoor railway station

A member of British Railway staff, Mrs Rita Ecclestone, Clerk and Porter at Oakamoor Station, taking a moment's ease at Oakamoor station during the 1950s. This station was in a delightful setting, deep ...

Oakamoor railway station

Members of British Railways' staff go to work with some heavy luggage at Oakamoor station, while the passenger in the background, Ivan Bentley, looks on. Mr Ivan Bentley was the Permanent Way Forman for ...