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Report - Weatherbys Falcon Works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent - May 2009



Oxygen Thief

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Visited at night at first, but realised I had to go back in the day to get it all in.

From a 1913 letterhead, here's what the site looked like, although I think there's a bit of 'arstist's impression' going on here...

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and this is what it looks like nowadays, I've sketched on the bits I think are missing...

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A view of the bottle kiln from the yard...

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Going inside, there's a great mix of new and old, you can really get a feel for the tight working conditions here...

Modern kiln...

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Bottle Kiln...

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This machine was full of wooden things, maybe to remove imperfections from fired goods?...

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In the offices, old paperwork...

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Various rooms...

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Looking up at the bottle kiln...

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Like a lot of the potteries there's mountains of finished and part-finished stock around...

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A mould for a tankard...

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and finally, a few snippets from an old Evening Sentinel...

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