Bottle kilns at the former Albion Pottery factory overlooking Longton train station, Stoke-on-Trent. The factory was founded in 1900 and closed in the 1980s. 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.
Bottle kilns at the former Albion Pottery factory overlooking Longton train station, Stoke-on-Trent. The factory was founded in 1900 and closed in the 1980s. 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.