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1812 List of the Poor Relieved by the Parish of Burslem - Document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

In the early 1800s the Parish of Burslem was responsible for organising poor relief for the townspeople. Local printer John Tregortha regularly produced an account of all out-of-work potters in the ...

1813 Report of the State of the Poor in the Parish of Burslem - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

This document provides an account of benefit payments in Burslem at the end of January 1813. In 1811, the town's population had been 8,625. In January 1813, 1,335 of these were receiving relief ...

1813 Report of the State of the Poor in the Parish of Burslem - Enoch Wood Scrapbook

This list, compiled by Burslem's Parish Churchwardens, reveals some of the town's unemployment problems in the period around Christmas 1812 and January of the following year. The rates 'Rates' collected ...

1813 Report on the State of the Poor in the Parish of Burslem - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

This document provides an account of benefit payments in Burslem at the end of January 1813. In 1811, the town's population had been 8,625. In January 1813, 1,335 of these were receiving relief ...

A House of Industry for Burslem and Wolstanton? News of a meeting from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

This meeting was held on Tuesday 18 February 1794 to discuss the possibility of building a House of Industry to administer relief to the poor of Burslem and Wolstanton. Parliament will have to agree ...

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 ...

Asylum railway, Cheddleton

An electric railway ran from Leekbrook to the asylum at Cheddleton. It ran for about a mile and was under the control of the asylum. It carried everything from the workforce, inmates, food and coal! ...

Asylum railway, Cheddleton

A view of the electric engine that powered the asylum train serving Leekbrook Asylum. This engine is now at the National Railway Museum in York. This image is taken from the collection of the Churnet ...

Board of Chairmen's names, Longton Cottage Hospital

Board showing the names of the Chairmen, 1886-1948. (Possibly lettered by J. A. Lovatt). Longton Cottage Hospital was built in Upper Belgrave Road in 1889-90 on land given by the Duke of Sutherland. ...

Board of Chairmen's names, Longton Cottage Hospital

Showing the names of the Chairmen 1886-1948. The man standing with the board is possibly J.A. Lovatt. Longton Cottage Hospital was built in Upper Belgrave Road in 1889-90 on land given by the Duke ...

Board of Charmen's names, Longton Cottage Hospital

Board showing Chairmen, 1886-1948. Pictured with it is possibly J.A. Lovatt, who may have painted the lettering. Longton Cottage Hospital was built in Upper Belgrave Road in 1889-90 on land given ...

Building Cheddleton Asylum

The asylum at Cheddleton in Staffordshire was built to serve the Pottery towns and the area surrounding Leek. Patients were referred to as "inmates", and anyone from people with a "mild affliction" ...

Burslem and Wolstanton Poor Union - a document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

In the 1790s, the expense of providing relief to the poor fell upon local parishes in Stoke-on-Trent. This document outlines a meeting held to discuss sharing the costs between Burslem and nearby Wolstanton. The ...

Burslem Technical College Annexe, Moorland Road, Burslem

Burslem Technical College was constructed between 1878 and 1900 and was originally Stansfield Hospital. It comprises of seven buildings, blocks A to G. This photogragh shows the rear of blocks D and E. Block ...

Cheddleton Asylum Christmas party

Cheddleton Asylum Christmas party. A Merry Christmas to All! The asylum was built circa 1895 and was in use up until the 1990s. This image is included by kind permission of the Churnet Valley ...

Cheddleton Asylum foundation stone

Dignitaries lay the foundation stone at Cheddleton asylum in Staffordshire. The Victorians had a genuine awareness of mental illness, and Cheddleton asylum had an excellent record of patient care. This ...

Chell Workhouse, Turnhurst Road, Stoke-on-Trent

This plan shows some of the doors, windows and fireplaces of Chell workhouse. Workhouses date back to the 17th century and were set up as places that provided work, often in return for food and lodging, ...

City General Hospital from Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent

The front of the City General Hospital seen from Newcastle Road (A34). The view today is very different, with the buildings in the photograph demolished and replaced by the modern units of North Staffordshire ...