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Berry Hill from Fenton Park

This was the view north from Fenton Park towards Berry Hill Colliery spoil tip. just to the right are the chimneys and buildings of Slater's brickworks alongside Berry Hill marl pit. In the distance ...

Beswick vase

Vase designed by John Beswick. J.W. Beswick was founded in about 1892 by James Wright Beswick and his sons John and Gilbert. From 1896 it operated from the Gold Street Works in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. ...

Biddulph Valley Branch mineral railway at Milton Road, Stoke-on-Trent

A view north along the ex North Staffordshire Railway's Biddulph Valley Branch near Milton Road. Norton Colliery waste tip and the Ford Green Iron Works are the centre behind the line house. Much of the ...

Billy Waters figure

Earthenware over-glaze painted figure and undecorated figure . Height of tallest figure 210mm. Billy Waters (died 1823) was a beggar with a peg leg who earned a living playing a fiddle in London's ...

Bilton's Pottery, Foden Street, Stoke-on-Trent

A view of the side of Bilton's Pottery in Foden Street, Boothen, Stoke-on-Trent. The photographer (Bert Bentley) captioned the photo "Potters at lunch break". Are there cricketers in their whites? The ...

Biscuit barrel

Biscuit barrel by Staffordshire Potteries. Staffordshire Potteries were formed in 1950 out of the Keele Street Pottery Group. They made mugs, kitchen and dinner ware at their factory on the former Meir ...

Biscuit Brush.

Biscuit brush with a wooden handle and long bristles. Used in pottery making to brush biscuit holloware in preparation for dipping. The tool was taken from the Ascot Works, Clough Street, Hanley. It ...

Biscuit Brush.

Biscuit brush with a wooden handle and long bristles. Used in pottery making to brush biscuit holloware in preparation for dipping. The tool was used at Used at Barker Brothers, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. It ...

Biscuit Placing.

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 ...

'Bizarre' bowl

Clarice Cliff 1889-1972. Bowl. 1978.P.39. 1928-1930. Over glaze painted earthenware. D : 210 mm, H : 94mm. Earthenware bowl. Decorated with over glaze painted geometric pattern. This was one of ...

Blast furnace demolition at Shelton Bar steelworks

This picture shows the blast furnaces at Shelton Bar Steelworks in Stoke-on-Trent being demolished. Steel production at Shelton Bar ended in 1978 but the processing of existing steel continued in the ...

Bleak Hill Works, Cobridge

Bleak Hill works was at the bottom of Orgreave Street (previously named Bleak Street), off Waterloo Road. Warburton Street ran from left to right across the front of the works. Behind the works is the ...

Bleak Hill Works, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent

This is a view of the side of Bleak Hill Works in Cobridge, taken from Moore Street. On the right hand edge is the spoil tip of Sneyd Colliery and the winding gear can just be seen peeping above the roofline ...

Block mould and jelly mould

White salt-glazed stoneware. Height of block mould 50mm These moulds are hexagonal in shape, with radiating fluting. The block mould was made by Ralph Wood I in 1763. The jelly mould was made by John ...

Block mould and teapot

White salt-glazed stoneware. Height of mould 105mm. This block mould and teapot are heart-shaped with relief decoration of vine leaves and grapes.

Bloodstone Burnishing Tool.

Bloodstone burnishing tool with a wooden handle and brass sleeve. Roughly 9cm in length. Used on ware with gold decoration. The gold would be wiped with a moist abrasive powder called silver ...

Blue John Pottery, hanley

The Blue John Pottery was in Union Street in Hanley. Established around 1886, the company produced a variety of beakers, jugs, dishes ,teapots, vases etc. The works has been demolished and Union Street ...

Blue painted wares

Earthenware painted chamber pot, teapots, plates and cup. Height of chamber pot 145 cm The chamber pot, teapots, plate and cup were excavated at Burslem Market Place in 1998.