Stoke-on-Trent - Potworks of the week

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Shaw and Copestake, Longton


Shaw & Copestake - manufacturers of SylvaC
Shaw & Copestake - manufacturers of SylvaC

photo: September 1960
The Lovatt Collection

The Sea Lion pub is on the corner of Chadwick Street and Normacot Road,
on the right, behind the factories, is St. James Church

The Sylvan Works were founded in 1894 by William Shaw and his uncle William Copestake. 
Initially at the Drury Works, Normacot Road, Longton but very soon afterwards at the Sylvan Works, Normacot Road. 

William Copestake left the partnership halfway through the first year and in 1895 Mr. Richard Hull became William Shaw's partner in the business. 

The Sylvan Works, under the trade name 'Sylvac', produced an extensive range of animal models and other novelties, posy bowls, flower vases. 



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