R Floyd & Sons


Location and period of operation:

Reuben Floyd & Sons




 (See sources)

Formerly 'Boulton & Floyd' and also 'R. Floyd & Co'
operating the Lovatt & Hall Street Works 

In the early 1950's Hall Street was renamed Floyd Street.

More on Reuben Floyd

1912 The Potteries, Newcastle & District Directory: There was a pottery at that time located at the junction of Lovatt and Hall Streets in Stoke-on-Trent. 

In the Cox's Potteries Annual and Year Book, 1924,  an advertisement for R. Floyd & Sons appears to state that there are two potteries located in the same area of Lovatt and Hall Streets. According to the ad, they made domestic pottery. Listed are jugs, cheese dishes, butter dishes, pie dishes, bread trays, teas and saucers, fruit dishes, etc. 
| see advert |

As of summer 2000, it was still being used as a pottery, although the current tenants did not know of the building's history or former tenants. 

source: Floyd's g-granddaughter - Sandy Henshall



Initials used on ware for identification:

R F & S





The above information may not be available
for all potters - if you have information to
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