Other websites for information and images about The Potteries and its Bottle Ovens
Potbank Dictionary for meanings of special Potteries Words here>
The must-see site here>
This is an excellent site packed with information about The Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent. This Potteries Bottle Oven website refers The Potteries.org but only for educational and non-commercial use. Please respect their copyright.
The Potteries Heritage Society
An independent group of individuals who care about the towns and places that make up the City of Stoke-on-Trent, its history and its future. It is Stoke-on-Trent's Civic Society, one of a network of over 800 such societies in the UK. here>
BBC Radio Stoke
The Potteries are, as JB Priestley said, curiously exhilarating. Dirty, shabby and 'extremely ugly', but intensely quirky. Article here>
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Staffordshire Past Track
This is an excellent source of material managed by Staffordshire County Council's Archives & Heritage Service. This Potteries Bottle Oven website refers to Staffordshire Past Track but only for educational and non-commercial use. here>
Gladstone Pottery Museum
Unofficial site all about Gladstone Pottery Museum and its history. How it came to be and how its survives over 40 years since its creation. Packed with information here>
Search Results for ‘Bottle oven ’ here>
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World Heritage Encyclopedia here>
CoRE Conference Centre, Longton
The historic Enson works historic on Normacot Road in Longton is being given a new lease of life as the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence thanks to a Heritage Lottery Grant and European Regional Development Fund Grant. To celebrate and conserve its history, a Heritage Lottery Funded project brought together the local community to share its memories and transform the site’s fourth kiln on Short Street into a free memory exhibition. The exhibition not only showcases the history and objects of the site, but offers the unique opportunity to see the crown of the bottle oven from above. It also acts as a time-capsule to store and share local people’s memories from in and around Longton.
In the 19th century, the skyline of Longton, like much of the industrial Midlands, was peppered by the bottle kilns of its potteries. Today, only a handful remains, and four of them sit on the site of the former Dresden (now Enson) works, a potteries factory that opened in 1847.
RIBA Report here>
Staffordshire Potteries - Pottery Heritage in Staffordshire and connections abroad
This site was created as part of the resources and activities intended for non-vocational adult education in Stoke-on-Trent made by the author thanks to a three months Grundtvig Assistantship funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013 (EU), hosted by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and carried out at Gladstone Pottery Museum, CoRE (Enson Works Memory Exhibition) and Middleport Pottery. here>
Phoenix Works 1961 Home Movie
The Glost House
Cafe/Bar in Longton here>
Bottle Kiln Walk - The Video
On September 20th 2009 Keith Meeson and a group of fundraisers walked to all surviving bottle kilns in the City of Stoke-on-Trent - the Bottle Kiln Walk. Ray Johnson, with three other cameramen, filmed the event and interviewed people taking part. This is a record of the event, but also includes rare archive film of bottle kilns in the days of coal firing and the last ever firing of a bottle kiln in 1978. more here>
For definitions of unusual Potteries words go to The Potbank Dictionary here>