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Dalehall Mill's Calcining Kilns, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent

Pottery factory exterior with a view of a calcining kiln. Taken at Dalehall Mills Ltd., Adkins Street, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent. Calcining is the process of heating bone or flint to soften it for ...

Bottle Ovens, Dalehall Works, Burslem

Pottery factory exterior with a view of the bottle ovens at the Dalehall Works, Nr. Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. Taken from the Gladstone Pottery Museum Photographic Collection. This photograph is part ...

Bottle Oven, Longton

Pottery factory exterior including a bottle oven. Taken at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Taken from the Gladstone Pottery Museum Photographic Collection. This photograph is part of the collections ...

Bluebell Oven, Barker Street, Longton

Pottery factory exterior with a view of the Bluebell Oven and derelict works on Barker Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Taken from the Gladstone Pottery Museum Photographic Collection. This photograph ...

Biscuit Placing, Shelley’s pottery, Longton

Pottery factory interior depicting a man bedding plates using a setter prior to placing in a saggar and firing. The setter was a piece of kiln furniture that provided more support than bedding the ...

Enamelling, Shelley’s pottery, Longton

Pottery factory interior showing an enameller at work inside a decorating shop. She is decorating a china tea service. Taken at Shelley's pottery factory, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Enamelling Enamelling ...

Studio Szeiler, Moorland Road, Burslem

Pottery factory exterior including a view of an enamelling or muffle kiln. Taken at Studio Szeiler, Moorland Road, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. Decorated pottery was often coal fired in an enamel (or ...

Mixed goods train near Trentham

A train of mixed goods passes the "Monkey Steps" on a raised embankment near to Sideway and Trentham. The brake van is clearly lettered LMS and the 'NE' wagons are painted with the larger initals introduced ...

Tea pot

Tea pot by Susie Cooper, Crown Works, Burslem. Susie Cooper (1902-1995) was based at the Crown Works on Newcastle Street, Burslem between 1931 and 1966.

Dish

The design on this Coalport dish is based on ‘Indian Tree’, an engraving from 1801. Founded in Shropshire in about 1795, Coalport moved to Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent in 1926 after the company was acquired ...

Trio by Minton

‘Westminster’ bone china trio by Minton’s Ltd., London Road, Stoke-on-Trent.

Frank i' th' Rocks, Wolfscote Dale

Pictured in the summer of 1906 is the footbridge over the River Dove at the northern end of Wolfscote Dale, taken from slightly upstream on the Staffordshire side of the river. The rock outcrops contain ...

Tea pot

Tea pot hand painted by J. Downey, 1964, produced by Shelley Potteries of Longton.

Tea set by Royal Albert

'Old Country Roses' tea set by Royal Albert. Royal Albert was the brand name of Thomas C. Wild & Co. Ltd of Longton, founded in 1896. Use of the name Royal Albert dates from around 1904 and the brand ...

Minton Vase

Minton vase.

Rough Rock, near Whiston Hall

Photograph of Rough Rock, a large Upper Carboniferous gritstone outcrop near Whiston Hall in Staffordshire. It now stands on the edge the golf course at Whiston Hall Golf Club, which opened in 1971. Photographer: ...

Manifold Valley

Landscape taken at Manifold Valley during the summer of 1906. Photographer: William Blake of Longton.

Hay House, Ipstones

A woman posing at the door of Hay House in Ipstones. It is a Grade II listed farmhouse dated 1625 with later additions. Photographer: William Blake of Longton.