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Potteries, the,

area, c.9 mi (15 km) long and 3 mi (4.8 km) wide, Staffordshire, W central England, extending northwest-southeast in the upper Trent valley. The area includes Stoke-on-TrentStoke-on-Trent,
city and unitary authority (1991 pop. 272,446), W central England. Stoke-on-Trent forms the bulk of the area known as the Potteries. Situated in a coal field, the city is the center of the Staffordshire pottery-making industry.
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 and part of Newcastle-under-LymeNewcastle-under-Lyme,
city (1991 pop. 73,208) and district, Staffordshire, W central England, on the Lyme River. Construction materials, apparel, computers, electric motors, and machinery are manufactured in the city. There are ruins of a castle built (12th cent.
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. The Potteries is very densely populated and has been a center for the manufacture of china and earthenware since the 16th cent. Josiah Wedgwood, Josiah Spode, and Thomas and Herbert Minton are among the famous men who worked there. Most of the raw materials are now brought in from other districts, the clay (since the 18th cent.) largely from CornwallCornwall,
county (1991 pop. 469,300), SW England, administratively (since 2009) a unitary authority. Bodmin was the county seat, but the local government is now based in Truro.
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 and DorsetDorset,
county (1991 pop. 645,200), 1,025 sq mi (2,655 sq km), SW England, on the English Channel. The county seat is Dorchester, and the county is divided into six administrative districts: West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland, North Dorset, Purbeck, East Dorset, and Christchurch.
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. The coal kilns of the area have been mostly replaced by electric or gas. This region is the "Five Towns" of Arnold BennettBennett, Arnold
(Enoch Arnold Bennett), 1867–1931, English novelist and dramatist. One of the great 20th-century English novelists, Bennett is famous for his realistic novels about the "Five Towns," an imaginary manufacturing district in northern England.
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's novels.
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It acquired a factory in Nile Street Burslem, in the Staffordshire Potteries in 1878 where fancy bone china and its famous line of figures and character jugs were produced.
Having been produced in the Staffordshire potteries, just a few miles north of Cuttlestones' sale room, the lot has been consigned by the son of a former Royal Doulton painter.
In the end, the Herculaneum Pottery was the victim of competition from the Staffordshire potteries and Liverpool's own huge commercial success.
Albany and Harvey were two of Gibson & Sons' Staffordshire potteries.
Yours was made to commemorate the June 1911 coronation, and lots of the Staffordshire potteries produced sets.
Until 1925, the pottery was produced under the Foley China name but a legal tussle with other Staffordshire potteries resulted in the name being changed to Shelley Pottery.
Acting as Art Superintendent, Dresser attracted skilled workers from the Staffordshire Potteries and elsewhere and soon the pottery became the largest on Teesside.
Amidst the bottle kilns of the Staffordshire potteries, they discover it's not just the machinery that's revolutionary.
Born Kirsty Roper into a Staffordshire potteries family and crowned Miss UK in 1988, Bertarelli now shuttles between residences in Knightsbridge, Lake Geneva in Switzerland, and sailing trips to the Caribbean with the couple's three children.
William Moorcroft was born in Burslem in 1872, the second son of a family well established in the Staffordshire Potteries. He obtained his Art Master''s Certificate at the National Art Training School in London, later the Royal College of Art, in 1897, and also trained in Paris, where he absorbed the influences of art nouveau.