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Report - J.H.Weatherby & sons. (Falcon Works) Stoke on Trent. May 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by BAJ, May 30, 2012.

  1. BAJ

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    Visited with Ravenwing93

    A quick re-visit after work with it being a nice evening

    Bit of History

    Weatherby moved to the Falcon works from a smaller works in Tunstall in 1892. The factory was in the Weatherby family until closure in 2000. The works made everything from fancy goods to domestic ware, but their main lines were in Hotel and crested ware.

    One of the last remaining family-owned pottery firms is to close after more than a century.

    At its height the company employed 200,the company was founded in Tunstall in 1891 and moved to Hanley the following year.
    It first made domestic ware such as basins and ewers, later moving into tableware and giftware.
    The firm also entered the market for hotelware – leading ultimately to its downfall.

    History from www.potteries.org

    As we were coming back around towards our exit point, I said to Ravenwing, "Summits on fire, I can smell burning!". When we got to the exit point we discovered that some :wanker had lit a fire right where we needed to get out, luckily this was outside the building so has caused no more damage the inside after spending the last couple of winters with no roof on.

    As we all know from Layz report the bottle kiln has fallen down, but it is still worth a mooch to look at the unfired pottery and bits of machinery about. Just be careful of some of the upper floors as the can be a little rotten!

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    Thanks for looking :thumb
     
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