Nelson Pottery and the Caldon Canal, Hanley

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Date:August 1963

Description:This is a photograph of Elijah Cotton's Nelson Pottery taken from the Caldon Canal which ran alongside the southern side of the factory. The bridge carrying Botteslow Street over the canal is in the middle distance. Elijah Cotton built the Nelson Pottery in 1885, although a pottery factory had been here since from when the canal opened in 1778. The factory was closed in 1981 and largely demolished in 2017.

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/166-21 (204/38296)

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