Limited Edition Water colours of Stoke-on-Trent by Anthony Forster (Royal Doulton artist)
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The world famous Etruria manufactory of Josiah Wedgwood, father of English Potters. From this canal side factory, Wedgwood ware was exported all over the world.
|TIME to REMEMBER
Old Hanley town, here pivoting around Crown Bank with its High street names and cobbled roads... a time at the edge of memory and the old clock face to tell of a Time to Remember.
The bustling Potteries town of Longton resounds to its never ending cycle of daily labours.
Old Burslem the mother town of the Potteries. A brewer's dray begins the day's deliveries with a clatter of horseshoes sparking the cobble stones in the sunlit square beneath the town hall clock. Heavy with barrelled ale from from Parker's Burslem Brewery it stops under the sign of the "Bunch of Grapes" Public House.
The splendour that was Trentham Hall ancestral home of the Dukes of Sutherland, built around 1840 in the Italian style it was used as a residence by the family until 1905.
The busy streets in the Potteries town of Hanley hears the newsvendor's cry - "Final, City Final" - trade is brisk with dramatic headlines repeated in every conversation. Titanic sunk two miles deep!
1912 Hanley news vendor's cry "The Titanic has Sunk" The Staffordshire town where captain Smith was born.
|ON the STONES
The cheerful bustle of market day in an old market town is part of an English tradition that spans the centuries. Successive generations of traders have offered their wares on these ancient stones for well over 700 hundred years since King Henry II gave its first Royal Charter to the Loyal and Ancient Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1173.
|ALL in a WORKING DAY
The old Wedgwood site at Etruria. A bargee and his horse at work near the "Old Roundhouse" by the canal-side.
|ECHOES of ETRURIA
A haunting image of The Potteries past... The unique character of a City born in the smoke and fires of a million chimneys and the curious bottle-shaped ovens of its famous factories.
Lamplighter on Basford Bank with view of old Etruria in Staffordshire.
Water colours of Anthony Forster - ex-Royal Doulton painter.