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Trivia about Stoke-on-Trent


1946 - Air Commodore Frank Whittle, designer of the jet engine, delivered the first Mitchell Memorial lecture in Hanley.


1951 - at a reunion in Longton, Professor Richard Tawney joined former students of the Worker's Educational Association (WEA). Professor Tawney had conducted the first WEA class at the Sutherland Institute, Longton in 1908.

1951 - On his first visit to The Potteries the Duke of Edinburgh opened the headquarters and laboratories of the British Ceramic Research Association (BCIRA) in Penkhull.


1972 - Westport Lake was opened by Prime Minister Ted Heath in 1972, a prime example of turning an industrial wasteland into a pleasant centre for open-air recreation.







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