is an audio-visual tour through the darker side of local history
as reflected in the documents in the care of the Staffordshire
and Stoke on Trent Archive Service and the William Salt Library.
You will find out about bad behaviour over four centuries
and the responses which it provoked. The experience may not
be very edifying, but we hope you will find it informative.
The tour is divided into the five sections
shown on the right, each of which contains two or more individual
documents. You can take any route you like through the tour,
although we recommend that you go through the sections and documents
in the order in which they are displayed. Click on one of the
headings to begin. And please . . . don’t have nightmares.