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Parker Street Works, Hanley


Dolby Flint Mill,
Stoke


Maddock's Newcastle Street Works,
Burslem

 



  When I was a Child - life as a Mould Runner in the Potteries in the 1840's

Chapter 22 - A contrast between this and the generation of my early youth

 


 

Stoke-on-Trent is a unique city in England.

It made up of six distinct towns: Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton - collectively known as "THE POTTERIES".

where  is Stoke-on-Trent?
 Bottle Kilns
 Facts and Figures
the six towns
Arnold Bennett's 5 towns
 timeline
key dates

 

 

  
Where is it?


When I was A Child - the story of an old English Potter


This cyclecar was manufactured by The Menley Motor Co. in Stoke-on-Trent in 1920


articles on districts in and around Stoke-on-Trent:

Adderley Green
Bank Top
Bentilee
Bradwell
Brownhills
Burslem - packhorse lanes
Church Lawton
Cobridge

Etruria
Foley
Hanley
Hanley to Burslem
Harecastle tunnels
Howard Place & Snow Hill
Lane Delft
Lane End
Lower Lane
Meir

Normacot
Red Street
Stoke
Sytch
Trubshaw Cross
Tunstall
Winton's Wood
Wolstanton

 

towns of the City of Stoke-on-Trent,
North Staffordshire

 

Tunstall

Burslem

Hanley

Stoke

Fenton

Longton

Tower Square, Tunstall
Tunstall is the most northern town of the city.  Historians have found that iron was being produced in the town as far back as 1280.
Wedgwood's "Big House", Burslem
"BURSLEM, an ancient town... the mother, as it is the metropolis, of the Staffordshire Potteries." 
"The Man of Fire" statue, Hanley
"Hanley, the most populous town in North Staffordshire, is generally described as the capital of the Potteries"
Minton's library c.1878, Stoke
"STOKE-UPON-TRENT, as its name implies, is pleasantly situated upon that river.... in 1874, it was made a municipal borough by Royal Charter."
Town Hall and War Memorial, Fenton
"LANE DELPH and FENTON are small places, but contain some extensive pottery works"
Gladstone Bottle Kilns, Longton
"As early as 1756, a manufactory of English porcelain was established here, and ware of great lightness and beauty was produced."

this local history web site on Stoke-on-Trent Steve Birks
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