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Report - Spode - Stoke-on-Trent, June 2010

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Crucialelectro, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Crucialelectro

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    My third report, i know this has been covered before, but hopefully not as in-depth as this. I am currently in the process of photographing it from top to bottom. The size of this place is immense, apart from the main shop floor, there are nearly 200 rooms. So many underground rooms, vaulted ceilings, attics, stores etc.

    History

    The company was founded by Josiah Spode, who earned renown in the ceramic business for perfecting the blue underglaze printing process in 1784 and for co-developing the formula for fine bone china. He opened a factory in Stoke-on-Trent in 1767 and in 1776 developed the current Spode factory. His business in creamware (a fine cream-coloured earthenware) and in pearlware (a fine white-glazed earthenware) was very successful.

    Production at this site ceased in 2007. Heres just a few.


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