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September 16, 2013

Launch + Heritage Open Days

Launch + Heritage Open Days A successful launch event and related activities took place in Longton (Stoke-on-Trent) on Friday 13th September. The project was generously hosted by Stoke City Council at CoRE (Enson Works) as part of the city's Heritage Open Days programme. Invited guests and visitors joined us for a ...

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September 05, 2013

Welcome Home!

Welcome Home! We are extremely proud and excited to announce that a priceless collection of Minton tiles made in Stoke-on-Trent more than 160 years ago have been returned to help promote The Potteries Tile Trail. The fourteen encaustic tiles have been an integral part of the ...

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September 05, 2013

Launch Event

YOUR INVITATION What: The Potteries Tile Trail Launch & Inaugural Walk When: 12noon (12.30 Launch & 1pm-2pm Walk) Where: CoRE Enson Works, Chelson Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PR You are cordially invited to join us for a launch event and inaugural tile trail walk on Friday 13th September. Everyone is invited to join us ...

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August 05, 2013

Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge

Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge  Many thanks to Rob Spragg for his latest Twitter contributions @Spraggy2009. Check out his photographs below of these wonderful Minton-Pugin encaustic pavements in Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge. You can explore the tiles in more detail by clicking on the 360 degree 'virtual tour' and ...

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August 01, 2013

Tile Trail Tales

Tile Trail Tales The Potteries (Stoke-on-Trent, England) is built on craft and graft as a wise old man once told me1. The story of this proud City is a heroic tale of clay, coal and creative entrepreneurship that continues today. The visionaries and workmen behind the Trent and Mersey Canal opened up ...

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July 15, 2013

Keele’s Hidden Gem

Keele's Hidden Gem Contribution + photograph thanks to Steve Poulson @Bowsey List Entry Description: *Summer House. Circa 1870s. Timber frame on coursed ashlar base; Gabled tile roof. Single chamber. Deeply overhanging eaves on shaped brackets to entrance front. Central round-headed doorway flanked by similar windows, all with shaped pendant ...

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June 25, 2013

St John the Baptist, Winster

St John the Baptist, Winster The idyllic Derbyshire Dales village of Winster lies within the boundaries of The Peak District National Park. It has a proud history and strong cultural traditions. The village was a centre for the lead mining industry and was also well positioned near to a ...

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June 18, 2013

Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, Australia

Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, Australia @AdamDavidMorton Tweeted: "@potteriestiles Could these tiles in the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) in Sydney/Australia be from the Potteries?" After an initial communication about the original commission and information gleaned online - here's an update and more details from David Malkin who kindly offers this ...

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June 17, 2013

Malkin Tile Vase

Malkin Tile Vase Yve Ngoo Tweeted: "@potteriestiles I have a Malkin Tiles Vase in Stoneware, stamped Malkin Tiles and a symbol of a Deer. What can you tell me about this vase?" David Malkin kindly offers this wonderful reply: "We made two sizes of flower vase (given to customers at ...

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