Queen Street, Burslem,
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Queen Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent
Queen Street (once called
Lower Street - see 1812 map) runs from St.
Johns Square to Waterloo Road.
Queen Street gets its name from Queen Charlotte: A gift of a tea set to Queen Charlotte, consort of George III, produced a appointment of Wedgwood as Potter to Her Majesty in 1765. Wedgwood immediately named his range of cream coloured tableware Queen's Ware. Wedgwood instinctively knew the demand for the ware that graced the Queen's table would establish his already successful factory at the top of the market.
six listed buildings in Queen Street including four shop premises, the
Wedgwood Institute and School of Art.
Looking directly down Queen
Street with Hammersley's drapers on the left and the Star Hotel on the
The shop on the corner which is Bourne Sports, was previously Hammersley's drapery. On the right can be seen the beginning of the expansive indoor market, built in 1878 with an impressive frontage.
photo: Jan 2000
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