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1107 Scholars - Broadsheet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Broadsheet containing a plea for donations to the Sunday school, which boasted 1107 scholars and 130 teachers at the time. It is written in the form a verse. About this document This document ...

A Charity Sermon - Hymn sheet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

This document contains information about A CHARITY SERMON, FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL taking place at the Methodist chapel in Burslem on October 4th 1807. The document outlines the date, ...

AN IMITATION Of one of "Moore's Melodies" - Broadside ballad sheet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

A call to the INDEPENDENT FREEHOLDERS OF STAFFORDSHIRE This song urges local freeholders to vote for a candidate named Dent. The song is sung to the tune, or 'air' Hearts of Oak by Thomas Moore ...

Broadside ballad sheet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - The Orders in Council revoked and Biscuit and Gloss

Broadsheet containing two songs that were sung at the Anniversary Meeting of Potters and Company in Hanley, July 2nd 1812. Cause for celebration The Orders in Council revoked and Biscuit and Gloss ...

Buller's Appeal, or Last Shift - Broadside ballad sheet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Broadside ballad entitled Buller's Appeal, or Last Shift. And down my dear RADS, with your Guineas apiece The song appears to be a rallying cry from an election candidate in need of financial assistance. Russell's ...

Central Hall, Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

The Easter celebration decorations at Central Hall, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Ceramic City Choir. Circa 1960

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

Concert at the Town Hall, Burslem - Concert programme from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Entertainment in Burslem Programme for a concert taking place at Burslem Town Hall in October 1805. The concert goers were to be treated to an eclectic selection of instrumental music and songs ...

Freedom and Liberty - Broadside ballad verse from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

An additional verse for a politically motivated song. The song appears to be a call to support John Fenton Boughey in a parliamentary election. We're told "we were nursed in Trentham's sweet Lap, And ...

Grand Musical Tory Concert - Election caricatures from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

This notice sends up an imaginary concert staged by an 'aristocratic' political party of 1812, caricatured here as the 'Tory Humbug.' At this time, Members of Parliament had to own property worth at ...

Havergal Brian, Composer

Havergal Brian was born in Dresden in 1876. He learned to play the violin, cello and piano at an early age. He later paid for lessons by playing the organ at local churches. He began his career as ...

House Interior. Photographed by William Blake.

Early 20th century house interior including a gramophone, piano and many ornamental items.

Knobsticks - Broadside ballad sheet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Broadsheet containing a miner's union song called Knobsticks. Knobsticks Sung to the tune Washing Day the song criticises workers who are prepared to work for goods supplied from the coal master ...

Longton Borough Prize Band

Pictured in front of the bandstand in Queen's Park, Longton.

Portrait bust of George Handel

Pearlware portrait bust, height 235mm. George Frederick Handel (1685-1759) was a German-born composer, resident in England. His works include 'Messiah' and 'Water Music'. Eight years before he died he ...

Selection of Music - Hymn sheet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

This document contains information about the ANNUAL SERMON, FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL taking place at the Methodist chapel in Tunstall on May 14th 1809. The document outlines the date, time, ...

Song for the North Staffordshire Electors - Broadside ballad from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

At election time in the early 1800s, the colour blue was used to stand for hope, faith in God and sincerity. It was also becoming more associated with the reforming 'Whig' Liberals of the time. The ...

THE BATTLE OF VITTORIA - Broadside ballad from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Celebrating good news in a song Sung to the tune or 'air' Hearts of Oak, this song celebrates Britian's fortunes in an overseas battle. Come cheer up! cheer up! Here's news from from old Spain Napoleon's ...

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