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Williamson Street, Tunstall

Looking east from Gibson Street towards Scotia Road. Right at the bottom, the bridge carrying the Potteries Loop Line is just visible. The ovens and building on the left belong to Henry Richard's Tiles ...

Williamson Street, Tunstall

Looking east, he photograph shows the south side of Williamson Street. The building in the foreground was occupied by Bradbury Brothers, who supplied paper bags, twine and stationery. The ovens behind ...

Wiltshaw and Robinson's Pottery, Carlton Works, Copeland Street, Stoke upon Trent

Wiltshaw & Robinson were founded in 1890, renamed as Carlton Ware in 1958 before the factory closed in 1989. The company produced a very wide range of table and ornamental earthenwares. The Carlton ware ...

Winkhill Mill Company, Swan Street, Stoke

This is a one storey, rectangular factory with a large later extension on the right side. There is a large goods entrance at the front of the building with a loading door at the rear. Modifications are ...

Winkhill Mill, Swan Street, Stoke upon Trent

The Winkhill Mill Company were in Shelton Old Road and Swan Street in Stoke and made cardboard boxes in the 1930s. This part of the mill is in Swan Street. Prior to 1912, the company were in Haywood ...

Winkle and Wood Colonial Pottery factory, Stoke-on-Trent

This picture of the Winkle and Wood Colonial Pottery factory on Whieldon Road, Stoke-on-Trent, was taken just prior to its demolition in September 1999. At the bottom of the building you can see a small ...

Wiping Glaze. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide of a pottery worker wiping glaze. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.” A small folder containing ...

Wolstanton Colliery from Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph was taken looking south down the Fowlea Brook valley. Ricardo Street is no more, mostly lying under Middleport Park. The two winding gear towers are clearly visible and running across ...

Women Biscuit Brushing.

Pottery factory interior with a view of women sorting biscuit ware outside a kiln. Biscuit is a term used for ware that has been fired but has not yet been glazed. They are brushing and inspecting ...

Women Workers at Gladstone.

Pottery factory exterior with a group of female workers posing for a photograph. Taken at Gladstone China, Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, the worker's names are, left to right, Nellie Melpass, ...

Women workers, Chapman's Pottery, Longton

Group portrait of women glost workers. Probably taken at Chapman's pottery factory, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Taken from the Gladstone Pottery Museum Photographic Collection. This photograph is ...

Wood & Sons, Newport Lane, Middleport

Wood & Sons is part of a large factory complex comprising of several buildings. It was constructed between 1900 and 1924 for use as a ceramic factory. Part of the factory is now derelict.

Woodbank Street bottle ovens, Burslem

The old "Red Tea Pot" and earthenware factory on Woodbank Street (formerly Hanover Street) in Burslem. The photograph was taken from the corner of Velvet Street (now no longer). According to Bert Bentley, ...

Wood's canal side pottery, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent

The photograph shows the rear of Arthur Wood's pottery which was originally part of Longport Pottery. Longport Pottery dates from the 1770s and over time became a large works which occupied the east side ...

Wood's old pottery, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent

The camera is looking northwards along the Trent & Mersye Canl with Wood's old pottery on then right hand side. This was originally part of the larger Longport Pottery, dating from the 1770s, which was ...

Xmas Party at Poole's Factory.

Pottery factory interior with a group of workers posing for a photograph during their works' Christmas party or 'Fuss'. Taken at Poole's factory Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. An index card accomanying ...