tea party, 1930

Tea Party - Photo Postcard, 1930 from the Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh, Scotland

Gladstone Pottery Works, Stoke-on-Trent, England. The Gladstone Pottery Museum is a working museum of a medium sized pottery, typical of those once common in the North Staffordshire area of England from the time of the industrial revolution in the 18th century to the mid 20th century

Gladstone Pottery Works, Stoke-on-Trent, England. The Gladstone Pottery Museum is a working museum of a medium sized pottery, typical of those once common in the North Staffordshire area of England from the time of the industrial revolution in the ce

Stoke Street Scene by Kurt Hutton. A woman walking up a street in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with smoking bottle kilns belonging to potteries visible in the background, 2nd March 1946.

A woman walking up a street in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with smoking bottle kilns belonging to potteries visible in the background, March Original publication: Picture Post - 3088 - Pottery : A Working Party's Problem - pub.

Children working in the potteries, stoke-on-trent

Having featured on the British TV programmes ‘What’s my Line?’ and ‘Bottom Knocker Street’ a Saggar Maker’s Bottom Knocker is one of the better known weird and wonderful occupations to be found on census records and BMD certificates.

Stoke on Trent

Stoke on Trent just like Sheffeld was filled with artisans who lived in slums and worked for factories like Minton (fine china) and Mappin and Webb ( silver trade )Thank goodness times have changed

Eastwood area of Hanley, alongside the Caldon Canal which runs through the pottery works

Eastwood area of Hanley, alongside the Caldon Canal which runs through the pottery works

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 Hanley along with the other towns which made up Stoke on Trent.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

It's hard to believe beautiful pottery and fine china was made here in mucky Hanley along with the other towns which made up Stoke on Trent.the constant smoke, soot fell like rain. It all stopped with the clean air act in 1965

Group of Stoke-on-Trent mothers - 1956

Group of Stoke-on-Trent mothers - 1956 - My Grandparents with my Dad & Auntie Jean had left the Potteries in 1951

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