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    The Falcon Works Hanley, was owned by J. H. Weatherby & Sons Ltd who established a works on site in 1891. The works originally specialised in earthenware but later went on to produce fine porcelain. The former extant hovel kiln most likely dates from the 1890s, although the inner kiln has undoubtedly been replaced many times since this date and is most likely mid 20th Century.

    Originally the works had 5 kilns, but 3 where relocated to the south of the site in 1906 when the firm expanded. During this expansion the front range was added providing a new fašade to the main street. Before the construction of the Potteries Way, the street was the main road north out of Hanely and was lined with many small potteries.

    The firm continued to grow slowly between and after the wars, first branching into hotelwares, then later collectables. By the 1970s the firm’s expansion was hindered by planning control and by 2000 the works finally closed. At its height the works employed 200, by 2000 it employed 10.
    visited with Goldie and JacsJ



    bottle-kiln by M D Allen, on Flickr


    cup by M D Allen, on Flickr




    slates by M D Allen, on Flickr


    mould-room- by M D Allen, on Flickr


    pots by M D Allen, on Flickr


    bottles by M D Allen, on Flickr


    outside by M D Allen, on Flickr

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    Massive number of moulds there undamaged,thanks for sharing.

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    Ooooh what a wonderful place!! Nice one :)

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    I really enjoyed this one when I went, still so much left un-chavved. I think I need a re-visit

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