Gladstone Pottery Works, Stoke-on-Trent, England. The Gladstone Pottery Museum is a working museum of a medium sized pottery, typical of those once common in the North Staffordshire area of England from the time of the industrial revolution in the 18th century to the mid 20th century
A pottery works with its forest of bottle kilns bordering a railway line in Stoke-on-Trent. Bottle kilns have a relatively short working life of about 30 years, so were constantly rebuilt. Due to recent changes in the industry, few of these distinctive monuments survive in the area.
before the Clean Air Act. Stoke Street Scene by Kurt Hutton. A woman walking up a street in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with smoking bottle kilns belonging to potteries visible in the background, 2nd March 1946.