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Report - Holdings Country Pottery Aug 2013

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by snapperman, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. snapperman

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    Was passing this place today and never one to miss an opportunity thought id pop in, spent a good couple of hours and took far to many pictures but there's just so much to photograph, Anyway to the history of the place although this palce as been done to death now

    This family affair was started in 1842 by James Holding at a small hamlet called Gaulkthorn, moving to Broadfield Pottery in 1860 where it continued under James Holding’s sons and grandsons until the early twentieth century.

    In 1900, James Holding, grandson of the founder, became manager at the current site. By 1912, the remaining brothers had joined James at Broughton Barn where they worked together for the next 37 years.

    From 1950 the firm continued under James and Stephen Holding until the early 1970s when Geoffrey Holding joined his father, Stephen, in the pottery. Five years later, Geoffrey Holding (a fresh-faced 22 year old at this point) ran the ‘Museum/Craft' Shop and Tea Room, while a guy called Roland Tregurtha was busy throwing round the back as the only remaining potter.

    It looks as though Geoffrey and ‘Holdings of Oswaldtwistle’ continued at the site into the new millennium

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    Could of Uploaded Hundreds of Pics but didn't want pic overkill

    Thanks for looking
     

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