A side entrance at the Burgess Dorling & Leigh pottery firm in Stoke-on-Trent. Established in 1851, the firm is one of the few remaining pottery firms still being run under family ownership. The company produces fine quality, pure English earthenware products using traditional manufacturing processes. During the heyday of pottery manufacturing, hundreds of such factories employed tens of thousands in the area. The dramatic demise of a once world-renowned pottery industry has left a scarred landscape and relatively high levels of unemployment throughout Staffordshire.
A side entrance at the Burgess Dorling & Leigh pottery firm in Stoke-on-Trent. Established in 1851, the firm is one of the few remaining pottery firms still being run under family ownership. The company produces fine quality, pure English earthenware products using traditional manufacturing processes. During the heyday of pottery manufacturing, hundreds of such factories employed tens of thousands in the area. The dramatic demise of a once world-renowned pottery industry has left a...
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