Pigot & Co's 1828/9 Directory of Staffordshire
Thomas Gallimore, Bourne's bank, Burslem
Daniel Steel & Son (jasper & stone), Bourne's bank,
Thomas Baines, Bourne's bank, Burslem
James Stein, Bournes bank, Burslem
Joshua Brookes, Bourne's bank, Burslem
George Hood a pottery manufacturer from
Tunstall took over Walton's figure and toy factory in
Navigation Road, Burslem in 1835.
In January 1841 the warehouse of the
Walton factory, holding about ten tons of ware, collapsed, and
three of the 20 women workers below were seriously injured.
George Hood sold the Highgate Pottery in 1841. He started up in
business again in a works on Bourne's Bank, making figures and
It is generally accepted that George
Hood is the 'George H.' referred to in
Charles Shaw's When I was a Child.
Shaw provides a vivid and fairly sympathetic portrait of
him, stout, cheery despite his financial misfortunes, employing
only a dozen people in his toy manufactory instead of the scores
he had previously employed, in a broken-down works which
produced mostly figures of Napoleon.
The famous Midwinter factory was started in 1910 by Roy
Midwinter's father, William Robinson Midwinter who had spent
fourteen years at the Royal Doulton factory. Originally located at a
small potter at Bourne's Bank he first
turned his attention to the making of
'Rockingham' teapots and tea and toilet wares.
The factory quickly outgrew the space and moved to the Albion
Pottery in 1918.
Mellor, Taylor &
Co were record at Bournes Bank (Burslem) between 1880 and 1884;
and from 1887 to 1900 at Waterloo Road (Burslem)
Printed or impressed mark
incorporating the Royal Arms
Places of entertainment:
Towards the top of Bournes Bank the Burslem Picture Palace was
converted from a skating rink in 1911 to become the first cinema in
the Potteries ‘mother town’, it could seat 1,200 and was described as
‘the largest and most comfortable picture theatre in the Midlands’
with ‘velvet tip-up seats throughout’
rebuilt in 1936 as the New Palace, seating 1,800, with a cafe-foyer on
the second floor.
other side of Bournes Bank was the Coliseum Cinema.
Bournes Bank, Burslem
From 1947 Pottery Gazette
Coliseum Cinema - location16
New Palace Cinema - location17
At the top of Bournes
Bank is the Burslem National School - A three-story structure erected
in 1817 at a cost of £2000.
It was built to accommodate 600 children but was half empty in 1840
because most parents preferred to send their children to the Methodist
schools and to Burslem Sunday School.
Top of Bournes Bank
is the Burslem National School