Report - Holdings Pottery Lancashire April 2013

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28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Mar 24, 2013
Visited in April 2013, there's a few reports around at the moment and as I was working near here thought I'd have a look. Most of the factory buildings are in a pretty bad way but the offices / shop are OK if a bit cluttered. A lot of personnel possessions are littered around the floor everywhere, mostly photographs, newspapers and magazines. Looking at older reports it appears a lot of stuff has grown legs and walked off. There's only one building worth photographing IMO and thats the rear one but there is plenty of smaller things worth looking at.

A brief history taken from the internet

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 very recently - the last mandatory accounts, made up to 3rd. May, were submitted to Companies House in 2010.

On with the pictures, I've edited these dark as it is a pretty dark and decaying place...









Cheers for looking.

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