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Report - Falcon Pottery, Stoke. March 2016

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Ferox, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Ferox

    Ferox 28DL Regular User
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    Had a look around here back in March. First explore of the Sev's trip. Fancied this one for a while so I was really happy to get a look. The building itself was alot more fucked than I was expecting it to be, with missing roofs and rotten floors galore. With that said, it's the bits left behind that make this place. The best and most interesting feature for me was all the moulds. Bloody shelf's full of them. Alot of unfinished pottery left lying about aswell, from plate's to teapot's. Alot intact and alot in piece's. Something abit different for me this one and a great start to an awesome weekend. Visited with Paul 2129.
    HISTORY
    The Falcon Works Hanley, was owned by J. H. Weatherby & Sons Ltd who established a works on site in 1891. The works originally specialized in earthenware but later went on to produce fine porcelain. The former extant hovel kiln most likely dates from the 1890s, although the inner kiln has undoubtedly been replaced many times since this date and is most likely mid 20th Century.
    Originally the works had 5 kilns, but 3 where relocated to the south of the site in 1906 when the firm expanded. During this expansion the front range was added providing a new facade to the main street. Before the construction of the Potteries Way, the street was the main road north out of Hanely and was lined with many small potteries.
    The firm continued to grow slowly between and after the wars, first branching into hotel wares, then later collectable's. By the 1970s the firms expansion was hindered by planning control and by 2000 the works finally closed. At its height the works employed 200, by 2000 it employed 10.

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  2. Six

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    Good report! I've spent more time than I care to admit in the vicinity of this building!
     
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    Cool stuff, those piles of pottery look interesting.
     
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    Nice surprised all the pottery hasn't been smashed up.
     
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    A nice little wander this one. Nice set of snaps :thumb
     
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    Thanks for the comments and thanks for looking :thumb
    Lavino, alot had been smashed bud. Surprised at the amount left intact though.
     
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