150 years of the Shelton Works - page 2
1841 - 1891
industry grows strong through the collective abilities of thousands of
me, it is born because of the vision of individuals." anon...
For one industry in the potteries that
individual was Granville Levison Gower.
His immediate neighbour was another man
of vision, Josiah Wedgwood. His factory had been in existence since 1866
and Josiah had not only built a factory, but also a small village to
house his employees.
Earl Granville built has first three blast furnaces on a site between Cobridge Road and Mill Street (later to become Etruria Road), in the Shelton Parish, which gave the works its name.