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<cite>Inland Navigation</cite> - Pamphlet
exhibition This pamphlet, entitled Inland Navigation, outlines the contribution of the Trent and Mersey Canal to the relief of the poor in Stoke-...
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. I...
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 1815 and Jan...
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. I...
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 Bu...
A List of Persons Receiving Relief from the Parish of Wolstanton - from the Enoch Wood acrapbook
exhibition Family historians may relish this revealing booklet, which reports on the poverty suffered by the residents of Wolstanton, in Newcastle-under-Lyme,...
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 d...
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 th...
Female imbecile ward, Stoke workhouse, Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent
This plan is of the female imbecile ward (so called at the time) built in 1894 at Stoke workhouse on Newcastle Road. Workhouses were originally mea...
Fern Cottage, Trentham parish workhouse
This plan is of Fern Cottage, Trentham parish workhouse. Parish workhouses began in the 17th and 18th centuries as places where the poor worked in ...
House of Industry and Court of Requests - A document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook
A meeting is to be held at Hanley Market Hall on Wednesday 5 February 1794, at 11am. A new House of Industry? Gentlemen in t...
List of the Poor relieved by the Parish of Burslem - from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook
In 1812, hard times were hitting the Potteries. War with Napoleon's French Empire had damaged Britain's trade, while bad harvests had caused foo...



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