AWC Day Trip: Stoke-on-Trent

Thursday, February 07, 2019 21:31 | Anonymous member

Guest post by AWC member Jean Howarth Lindberg / My Lovely Life Abroad

Get up at 5:30 for a 6:30 meeting across town?  Heck, yes!

Although it is awfully dark (January sunrise is 8am here in London),  here I am, wiping the sleep from my eyes to meet Thirty-nine American Women's Club members on a bus, for a day of pottery shopping in Stoke-on-Trent, the historical home of English Pottery.

Quick History lesson: Stoke is known as "the Potteries", and its residents are "The Potters". There are 6 towns that comprise Stoke-on-Trent, and its residents even have their own dialect. Stoke-on-Trent is known as the British capital for china and pottery, and dates back to the 1600's. The area still produces china and pottery, and you will probably recognize some of these famous brands, originating here--Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Spode, Burleigh, Aynsley, Royal Stafford and Portmeirion.

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