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A Caution! Notice from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Dispute over ideas Printed notice from James Keeling regarding an infringment of patent on his oven for firing pottery. It is well known OUR PATENT It seems that someone has copied his oven design ...

Address to the Workmen in the Parishes of Burslem and Wolstanton - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

The Truck System This was a system whereby the workers were forced to accept goods in lieu of payment. They would be payed in tokens, which could only be spent at the company store or 'Tommy Shop.' The ...

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 ...

Association of Fair Trade, 2 Welch Street, Stoke

This building is presently used as offices but was originally constructed as a fire station in 1913. The original frontage had two large decorative brick arches with an ornate central column and datestone ...

Berry Hill Mines Rescue Station, Hanley

This was originally the pithead baths building of Berry Hill Colliery. The colliery closed in 1959 and the old baths were converted into the North Staffs Rescue Station, opening in 1962. The station had ...

Bomb Damage

Photograph of a bomb damaged shop on the High Street in Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent. Part of an official survey commissioned in 1941 by the City of Stoke-on-Trent.

Brother Potters!

The early 1800s brought hard times for potters in Stoke-on-Trent. Costly wars disrupted trade abroad, while poor harvests caused hunger at home. "One word with you, afore yo gon to do any moore mischif..." Government ...

Burslem Fire Brigade

The plaque on the fire engine in this photograph tells us that this is the County Borough of Stoke-on-Trent Burslem District Fire brigade.

Burslem Police Station

Burslem Police Station in Jackson Street was built in 1930 and replaced the original station at the rear of Market Hall, fronting onto Wedgwood Place, in Market Place. Since this photograph was taken, ...

Burslem Police Station.

Personnel of Burslem Police force line up for an official group photograph at the end of the nineteenth century. The original police station was situated behind the old meat market on Wedgwood Place, ...

Burslem, Cobridge, Longport and Tunstall Association for the Prosecution of Felons - from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Business leaders in Burslem, Cobridge, Longport and Tunstall here unite in their efforts to prosecute wrong doers - they are to form an Association for the Prosecution of Felons. Witness Protection The ...

Burslem, Longport, Cobridge and Brownhills Union Association for the prosecution of Felons - from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

A group of local people from the Burslem area have formed an association to prosecute anyone guilty of crimes against person or property. Rewards In this notice they outline a sliding scale of rewards ...

Burslem, Tunstall, Longport and Cobridge Armed Association - notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

A meeting has taken place at the Legs of Man Inn in Burslem, to discuss the formation of an assocation to defend the neighbourhood at a time of crisis. A volunteer infantry Books are to be opened ...

Cases of Distress and Oppression, in the Staffordshire Potteries; By Labourers Wages being paid in Truck - Booklet from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

The Truck System This was system whereby the workers were forced to accept goods in lieu of payment. They would be payed in tokens, which could only be spent at the company store or Tommy Shop. The ...

Caution to firework users - from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

At the beginning of the 19th century, parish workers called church wardens were responsible for dealing with anti-social behaviour on the Potteries' streets. A common cause for complaint were the crackers, ...

Close and Keeling's Invention - Notice from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Cutting edge technology in pottery making Printed notice informing pottery manufacturers of Valentine Close and James Keeling's patented oven design. The new design promises to use less coal, reduce ...

Colliery bus, Hem Heath Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent

The colliery buses contracted from PMT dropped working miners outside the picket lines during the 1984/1985 miner's strike as bus drivers refused to cross the picket lines. This photograph is reproduced ...

Engines for Extinguishing Fires - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

A Fire Service for Burslem, Tunstall and Longport Printed notice outlining the resolutions from a meeting at the Legs of Man in Burslem on 25th February 1799. At the meeting it was decided to form ...