Wood's old pottery, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent

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Date:April 1964

Description:The camera is looking northwards along the Trent & Mersye Canl with Wood's old pottery on then right hand side. This was originally part of the larger Longport Pottery, dating from the 1770s, which was taken over by Arthur Wood & Sons in the 1950s.
The square building in the centre is a calcining kiln. Calcining is the process of baking flint and animal bones to soften them before they are ground up and mixed into the clay. Mixing in bones helped make china white and translucent, flint helped prevent clay exploding in the kiln.

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/119-23 (204/35639)

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