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Burslem (Images of England) by Burslem History Club

Burslem (Images of England) by Burslem History Club
128 pages.
The Burslem History Club is one of the strong pillars of Burslem's historic life. They meet once a month at the historic Leopard to attend a talk on social history and local history, they have also helped to put up plaques and save monuments in the town. 
This book was one of their wonderful projects. They collated pictures from their extensive network to collate a collection many of which had never been seen before with the help of passionate, insightful historians from the team including founding member Fred Hughes. 
Using over 200 evocative images, this book documents the people and places of Burslem, the mother town of the Potteries.
Burslem is the birth town of famous and eminent potter Josiah Wedgwood as well as has home to the greatest international names in ceramics, from Davenport to Royal Doulton, just a few household names whose dinner services, tea-sets and drawing room ceramic art pieces have graced the tables of the world's rich and poor alike.
The Burslem Angel and the Old Fire Station are featured, as well as many of the Georgian and grand Victorian buildings and the factories, schools, churches of the area. Many significant events are recorded, including the Sneyd Pit disaster of 1942.
Compiled by members of the Burslem History Club, this pictorial history offers a reminder of another age and provides a valuable insight into how people lived and worked in this industrial community back in time.

Published by The History Press 2005

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