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Report - Holdings Country Pottery -Oswaldtwistle - September 2013

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Stopford_lad, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Stopford_lad

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    Holding Bros Country Pottery - Oswaldtwistle

    After getting soaking wet and covered in mud, looking at a field full of dead Jags, I remembered this place...

    History bit

    Holding’s Country Pottery was founded in 1842 by James Holding. The original pottery was built a short
    distance away in Gaulkthorn, another outlying area of Oswaldtwistle. In 1860 James Holding moved his
    business to Broadfield, then in 1900 his son Grimshaw Holding set up the pottery on the present site.
    From then on the pottery stayed put and the business passed down from father to son until it’s decline.

    The place also appears to have been used as a pottery showroom, as well as the headquarters of a local
    scout troop, but now, much to my disapointment it's a complete derp..albeit with some interesting artifacts.



    The outbuildings appear pretty well locked up...from the front at least


    this looks a lot like my own living room when the Mrs has been home all day :eek:



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    time out for a spot of tea and scones, all very civilised


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    lovely little bits and pieces of family history are dotted all around



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    pia pia piano, piano, piano etc etc....I attempted a rendition of chopsticks, but the Ivory's are well gone



    after all I'd heard, I was a bit dissapointed with this place, but it's still worth a gander if your in the area.

    Cheers for looking as ever :thumb

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