EPW054096 ENGLAND (1937). The Coronation Earthenware Works and environs, Longton, 1937

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Title [EPW054096] The Coronation Earthenware Works and environs, Longton, 1937
Reference EPW054096
Date 7-July-1937
Link
Place name LONGTON
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 391193, 343294
Longitude / Latitude -2.1312036331184, 52.98660103889
National Grid Reference SJ912433

Pins

Gladstone Pottery Museum

PhilR
Thursday 22nd of May 2014 06:00:28 PM
Are these stacks of rods fuel for the kilns? Interestingly similar to the stacks of rods at the broom and brush works in other Aerofilms images.

Katy Whitaker
Friday 16th of August 2013 10:32:44 AM
Can't advise you on this one Katy. Hopefully someone else will know

MB
Friday 16th of August 2013 10:33:17 PM
I'm a long-time volunteer at Gladstone museum, so I'm pretty well informed as to the industry.



I'm sure that these aren't anything to do with firing fuel.



I think that they are too long for raw materials for brush manufacturing. I think that they are far more likely to be for the manufacturing of woben crates for the packing of finished ware.

PhilR
Thursday 22nd of May 2014 05:45:52 PM
More information on crate-making here :-



http://thepotteries.org/photo_wk/090.htm

PhilR
Thursday 22nd of May 2014 05:47:42 PM

MB
Friday 16th of August 2013 10:23:05 AM
Sutherland Road

MB
Friday 16th of August 2013 10:22:26 AM
Market Street - the A50 trunk road in 1937. This had been a tramway route in 1924

MB
Friday 16th of August 2013 10:16:57 AM

MB
Friday 16th of August 2013 10:10:17 AM
Union Hotel in 1878

MB
Friday 16th of August 2013 10:09:42 AM
Chadwick Street

MB
Friday 16th of August 2013 10:08:35 AM
Commerce Street

MB
Friday 16th of August 2013 10:08:02 AM

User Comment Contributions

Looking roughlty south. The shadows suggest an early afternoon shot

MB
Friday 16th of August 2013 10:13:55 AM
Longton link:

www.thepotteries.org/six_towns/longton.htm



The site begins with this quotation:

'"Bennett referred to Longton as Longshaw in his Five Town Novels. It is the least mentioned of the Pottery towns in his Five Town novels . Bennett compared the conurbation as being akin to Hell. Pictures of the area during its industrial growth defy belief with smoke pouring from a multitude of chimneys in amongst bottle ovens of various shapes and sizes. The great concentration of these ovens and the situation of Longton being in a slight hollow, made it the most polluted of all the pottery towns."

MB
Friday 16th of August 2013 10:03:56 AM