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Going Underground: The Potteries by Anthony Poulton-Smith

Beneath the surface of the Potteries lies a little-known world that encompasses the history of the Six Towns that historically make this area - Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton, Longton and the North Staffordshire conurbation that has grown from these towns. The towns are closely linked Geographically and also through their association with the ceramic industry, when the area became the biggest producer of pottery in the country during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Caves and underground tunnels can be found throughout the area and man-made excavations lie beneath the towns that were forged during the Industrial Revolution.

In this book local historian Anthony Poulton-Smith takes readers on a tour of the Potteries towns and immediate surrounding area underground, exploring natural and ma-made caves, canal and railway tunnels, hidden routes and cellars with a story to tell, passageways from houses, churches, hotels and pubs, and secret military installations. The stories include the bizarre and tragic, and the fascinating portrait of the Potteries underground all those who know the area. 

Going Underground: The Potteries by Anthony Poulton-Smith

Author: Anthony Poulton-Smith

Published by Amberley Press 2023.

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