Wenger's Colour Works, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent

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Date:March 1964

Description:Wenger's Ceramic Colour and Chemical Works on Etruria Road, at the bottom of Basford Bank. The works lay between Garner Street and the railway station at Etruria, the signals can be seen to the left of the factory office entrance. At one time, Wenger's had their own siding at Etruria station. The factory has been replaced with modern industrial units and part of the site is the Etruria Road/A500 junction roundabout.

The company manufactured colours and chemicals for potters, glazed brick manufacturers, glassmakers and enamellers. They also produced glazes and frits. Started in the 1870s, the company ceased trading in 1964.

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/133-08 (204/35906)

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