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Potteries in Words

The Potteries

A generic term for the industrial area made up of 6 towns, Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton that make up Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. 

"The Potteries" has been producing pottery since the 17th century and now Stoke-on-Trent is widely considered the ceramic capital of the world.

It was founded on the areas abundant supply of clay, and also coal that was used to fire the kilns.