large Bottle Kiln at Dudson Pottery, Hope Street,  Hanley  Now open as part of a museum.  photo: Steve Birks - Oct 1999

large Bottle Kiln at Dudson Pottery, Hope Street, Hanley Now open as part of a museum. photo: Steve Birks - Oct 1999

It's....Hard to believe beautiful pottery and fine china was made here in mucky Hanely along with the other towns which made up Stoke on Trent... My city was the same with the silver and steel trade.  I remember the constant smoke, soot fell like rain. It all stopped with the clean air act in 1965

It's....Hard to believe beautiful pottery and fine china was made here in mucky Hanely along with the other towns which made up Stoke on Trent... My city was the same with the silver and steel trade. I remember the constant smoke, soot fell like rain. It all stopped with the clean air act in 1965

bottle kiln at the Middleport Potteries, Port Street, Middleport, Burslem  - alongside the Trent & Mersey Canal.   photo: Chris Oldham - 2007

bottle kiln at the Middleport Potteries, Port Street, Middleport, Burslem - alongside the Trent & Mersey Canal. photo: Chris Oldham - 2007

bottle oven, corner of Warren St /  Normacot Road, Longton  photo: David Rayner - Feb 2003

bottle oven, corner of Warren St / Normacot Road, Longton photo: David Rayner - Feb 2003

experimental muffle kiln with circular hovel at Moorland Pottery Works, Burslem.

experimental muffle kiln with circular hovel at Moorland Pottery Works, Burslem.

Bottle Kilns   Nothing set the Potteries sky-line apart more than the weird bottle shaped brick buildings that looked for all the world like they had been borrowed from a fairytale scene.  Experts calculate that in the heyday there were up to 4,000 bottle kilns with as many as 2,000 still standing in the 1950's. The Clean Air Act sounded the death-knell for the smoky, coal fired oven.

Bottle Kilns Nothing set the Potteries sky-line apart more than the weird bottle shaped brick buildings that looked for all the world like they had been borrowed from a fairytale scene. Experts calculate that in the heyday there were up to 4,000 bottle kilns with as many as 2,000 still standing in the 1950's. The Clean Air Act sounded the death-knell for the smoky, coal fired oven.

Kilns at the Enson works in Short Street, between Uttoxeter and Normacot Roads, Longton  photo: Espresso Addict  - Jan 2007

Kilns at the Enson works in Short Street, between Uttoxeter and Normacot Roads, Longton photo: Espresso Addict - Jan 2007

large bottle kiln at Price and Kensington, National Teapot Works, Longport, Burslem  photo: Chris Allen June 1989

large bottle kiln at Price and Kensington, National Teapot Works, Longport, Burslem photo: Chris Allen June 1989


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