Bottle kilns in the distance at the former Acme Marls factory in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. During the heyday of pottery manufacturing, hundreds of such factories employed tens of thousands in the area. At their peak, some 4,000 such kilns are believed to have been spread densely across the Staffordshire landscape. Today, only 47 kilns remain. The dramatic demise of a once world-renowned pottery industry has left a scarred landscape and relatively high levels of unemployment throughout Staffordshire.
Bottle kilns in the distance at the former Acme Marls factory in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. During the heyday of pottery manufacturing, hundreds of such factories employed tens of thousands in the area. At their peak, some 4,000 such kilns are believed to have been spread densely across the Staffordshire landscape. Today, only 47 kilns remain. The dramatic demise of a once world-renowned pottery industry has left a scarred landscape and relatively high levels of unemployment throughout...
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