STOKE’S HERITAGE

Experts calculate that in the heyday of the pottery industry, there were up to 2,000 bottle kilns throughout Stoke-on-Trent. The Clean Air Act of 1956 saw the end for the coal fired ovens as the local factories turned to gas & electricity.

Today, less than 50 kilns remain standing across the city & they are all listed buildings. Some of them have been recently restored whereas others are in very poor condition but still remain part of our rich culture.

Film presented & produced by Chris Parr ©2019 Shine in Media. Downdraught Ovens in Burslem – The Three Sisters)

MORE TYPES OF OVEN STILL STANDING IN STOKE-ON-TRENT

* An Upraught Oven (Middleport Pottery)
* A Muffle Kiln (Moorland Pottery)
* Calcining Kilns (Oliver’s Mill, Newport Lane)

* images by Chris Parr ©2019 Shine in Media.