Kirkham Street, Stoke,
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Kirkham Street, Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent
This street is named after William Kirkham a pottery manufacturer and mayor of Stoke upon Trent from 1890-3.
In 1856, a valuable mine of red clay having been found on the London Road, a manufactory of floor, roof and ridge-tiles, etc., was commenced and was purchased by William Kirkham who, in 1862, built a manufactory for the production of terra-cotta and general earthenware for the home and foreign markets. Kirkham Street is on the boundary of these works.
Street (off London Road) is bordered on both sides by the Portmeirion pottery works.
photos June 2000
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