In deference to the church next door

Longton bottle ovens. Taken from Normacot Road, towards Chelson Street (was formerly Bagnall Street) with St. James Church to the left, out of view. New Chelsea Porcelain Co. The cross was created in glazed bricks on the chimney stack, on the whim of the kiln builder in deference to the church. Both pics taken in 1970 with just a few months between (exact dates not recorded)

Bottle oven chimney ornamentation. Chelson Street Longton.
Photo:  Terry Woolliscroft Collection   Date: 1970   more here>