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15 February 2013

Rather English - Tour the potteries of Stoke

The potteries of Stoke-on-Trent were once among the most famous in the world, producing ceramics on an industrial scale from the 17th century onwards in factories such as Royal Doulton, Wedgwood and Spode.

Though it has moved out of town, the Wedgwood Pottery is still in operation and open to visitors daily. Meanwhile, for a more historic view of the industry the Gladstone Pottery Museum allows visitors to step inside an authentic brick-built Victorian pottery.

For more, see http://www.visitstoke.co.uk/see-do/potteries.aspx

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2 comments:

  1. I didn't realise that Moorcroft was amongst the Stoke on Trent potteries. Where would be the best place to see Moorcroft pieces exhibited?

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  2. Dont forget Ford Green Hall,a beautiful 17th farmhouse representing Stoke's pre- industrial past!

    http://www.stokemuseums.org.uk/fgh

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