Stoke-on-Trent and pottery history

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Local history index for Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.


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These virtual 'walks' are designed to be an introduction to the North Staffordshire Potteries.

Simeon Shaw

"History Of The Staffordshire Potteries And The Rise And Process Of The Manufacture Of Pottery And Porcelain - With Preferences To Genuine Specimens And Notices Of Eminent Potters"

Potteries Dialect
Find out more about this project by the BBC to survey Staffordshire people's ways of speech, and languages
on this web site
on BBC Radio Stoke

The Six Towns

| Tunstall |
| Burslem |
| Hanley |
| Stoke |
| Fenton |
| Longton |

The coat of arms and crests of the city and towns of Stoke-on-Trent - 31st March, 1910, Constituted as a County Borough on Federation of six former Local Authorities.

Coal and clay deposits, faults and waterways; large scale subsidence in the city.

History of cinema in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Shelton Iron and Steel Co | Shelton Bar | Earl Granville Works
Waterways, canals and rivers - In the frantic rush to build canals to feed the Industrial Revolution, Staffordshire was at the heart of the action. There are more miles of canals within its boundaries than any other county in England.

Coal and ironstone were being dug in the Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire area as early as 1282, and by 1467 the Great Row coal seam was being mined and used for firing pottery.