Report - Holding Bros Pottery - nr Burnley - June 2013

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Will Knot

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May 29, 2013
Preston, Lancs
Prior to my 'The remains of HUNCOAT Power Station' visit, I called on my own to the well known and popular reported Holdings. This was a pretty amazing site, because of the amount of things to photograph! :rolleyes: Apart from the lack of walking space in some of the areas - it's hard trying to avoid standing on things!:(

Whilst this is not my first explore or report, it was another apology for the pic heavy post!:thumb

History - Holding Country Pottery - The Broughton Barn Pottery was founded on a large clay deposit on the moors of Oswaldtwistle, this was dug, blended, washed and processed on site before it was thrown into pots. The Holding involvement came in 1842 by James Holding with a small pottery nearby, 18 years later they moved his business to Broadfield in 1860 where it continued under James Holding and his sons. In 1900 his son Grimshaw moved it to its present premises on the bleak windswept hillside above Oswaldtwistle.

From 1950 the Pottery continued under James and Stephen Holding until the early 1970s when Geoffrey Holding joined his father, Stephen, in the business. Years later, Geoffrey Holding ran the Craft Shop and Tea Room.

There are still relics of the Broadfield Pottery, a road called Pothouse Lane and a row of 5 houses called Broadfield Terrace built by Grimshaw for each of his 5 sons.
















Thanks for looking :thumb:):thumb Will Knot