Boote's Waterloo Tile Works, Burslem

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Date:November 1963

Description:The derelict workshops of T & R Boote's tile works in Burslem. The company started in Burslem in 1842 and later occupied the Waterloo Pottery, which lay between Waterloo Road and Nile Street, from 1850. From the 1860s the company produced pavement and encaustic tiles and from the early 1900s concentrated almost exclusively on tile production. Blackwall Tunnel, beneath the Thames in London, is lined with Boote's tiles. From 1963 the company became part of Richards Tiles and later H & R Johnon's Tiles.

The site of the Waterloo Potteries on Regent Street, now Zion Street, is now occupied by a supermarket.

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/107-21 (204/35460)

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