Following Stoke-on-Trent’s Ceramics Trail

Love Travelling

It was slightly overcast as we checked out of the Trentham Travelodge which had been an excellent base for touring The Potteries.  We drove into nearby Hanley for breakfast which we enjoyed in the Reginald Mitchell pub named after the inventor of the Spitfire.  The building was once a meat market and its glass roof can still be seen in the pub today.

Untitled Reginald Mitchell pub in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

Feeling energised after our bacon rolls and cappuccinos we returned to the car and fifteen minutes later arrived in Burslem to visit Middleport Pottery in good time for the 11.00 a.m. factory tour.  We collected our tickets from the visitor centre (adult tickets £9.50) including entrance to the heritage areas of this wonderfully preserved Victorian factory.

Untitled Middleport Pottery, Burslem

The factory was at risk of closure in 2012 due to the poor state of the buildings but later that year the…

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