Toc H, a soldiers’ welfare and support organisation, was established in 1915, the result of its founder Reverend Phillip Byard (Tubby) Clayton’s experience at the start of the First World War. Progressively, many Toc H clubs were formed throughout the country. A North Staffordshire Branch, (originally No 32), was founded in December 1922. Continues below…

After initially being based in Hanley and Shelton, the Branch changed its name to Stoke-on-Trent in 1929 and moved into new premises next to the Spode/Copeland factory entrance in High Street (now Church Street), Stoke-upon-Trent.

© courtesy Staffordshire Sentinel News & Media

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