The Foaming Quart, Greenhead Street, Burslem

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Date:November 1963

Description:The foaming Quart public house stood at the junction of Greenhead Street (straight ahead) and Overhouse Street (to the left) in Burslem. The public house appears on maps in the mid 19th century and was a favourite drinking (tippling) place of potters working in the surrounding potbanks (including the Overhouse manufactory and the Scotia Works). "But on Mondays and Tuesdays one or both throwers would be away drinking at a house properly called "The Foaming Quart,'' Sometimes half the turners would be away drinking too, and always one or both handlers". From 'When I Was a Child' the autobiography of Charles Shaw, a child worker in the Potteries in the 1840's , published in 1903.

The view along Greenhead Street is much changed. The Foaming Quart and the pottery works beyond have been demolished. The area is now modern housing.

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/098-15 (204/35340)

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