Friday, 23 January 2015

Relics of the pottery towns

Bottle ovens at the Gladstone Pottery Works

Bottle ovens - the specifically shaped kilns in which large amounts of pottery ware used to be fired in the good old bad old days - are still the symbol of the Potteries towns... even though there is not one left that is still in use.   Bottle ovens are now relics - and listed buildings.

The most famous bottle ovens are the ones left at the Gladstone Pottery Works in Longton. The works is now a much-praised museum.

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen a structure like these here. Very different!