Downing's Blurton Tilery, Stoke-on-Trent

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Date:September 1964

Description:A general view of the north side of G H Downing's Blurton Tileries, just off Ballinson Road in Blurton. In the background are some of the beehive brick and tile kilns and chimneys, with piles of ridge and roof tiles in front. This photograph was taken soon after the works closed in 1964.

Downing's made "Acme" roofing tiles, with "half round ridges, hips and valleys" a speciality. At one time the company produced up to 1,000,000 tiles weekly.