Opal China Works, Fenton

Edward Hughes moved from Shropshire to Stoke-on-Trent, according to the 1861 to 1881 census he was a charter master (contracting coal miners). In 1889 (perhaps as early as 1886) he set up business with his son-in-law Enoch Massey (who married his daughter Sarah Ann) as E. Hughes & Co at the Opal China Works, Fenton.

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Postcard c.1908, the Opal China Works is clearly visible
in the background, behind Fenton Railway Station


1922 OS map showing the Opal China Works, Atlas Street, Fenton


2006 view from Google earth showing the
location of the still existing buildings of the previous
Opal China Works, Atlas Street, Fenton



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