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Stories from Historic Narrowboats

As part of Heritage Open Days, Potteries Heritage Society is teaming up with Etruria Boat Group to explore the historic narrow boats, Keppel and Lindsay from 6pm and, afterwards at 7pm in the wharf buildings, to listen to audio archives from the HLF funded Revealing Voices project. This year we concentrate on the extraordinary women involved in the canal haulage trade.

Etruria Canals Festival

Running all weekend, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June, 10am to 5pm daily. Lots to see and do - historic canal boats, street food & beer, live music & entertainment, stories & entertainment, working forge, craft demos and stalls, mill in steam, games & activities.

Etruria Canals Festival Flyer

Etruria Canals Festival

Running all weekend, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June, 10am to 5pm daily. Lots to see and do - historic canal boats, street food & beer, live music & entertainment, stories & entertainment, working forge, craft demos and stalls, mill in steam, games & activities.

Etruria Canals Festival Flyer

Last Bottle Oven Firing Talk

Do you want to know what ousters, bungs, bonts and baitings are?Last Firing

Kathy & Paul Niblett were members of the organising team for the last firing of a bottle oven, with coal, in 1978.
Their fascinating talk covers the organisation behind this significant event and the challenges it involved.

2pm, admission to this event is free and normal admission applies to the rest of the museum. To book your place please call 01782 237777.

Walk the Ovens

Join us for a walk lasting approximately an hour to look at most of the remaining bottle-ovens in Longton, as well as a number of other interesting buildings. 2pm. This event is free, please call 01782 237777 to book a place.

Oatcakes all Round!

Celebrate Oatcake Day at Gladstone with ‘Baxstuns, Sprittles and Oats’, a historical review of the origins and development of the Staffordshire oatcake, from the Pennine moorlands to the Potteries by Dr. Pam Sambrook, historian and author of ‘The Staffordshire Oatcake – A History’. 11.30am.

At 2.30pm join Ray Johnson MBE to celebrate all things oatcake -the king of foods in Stoke-on-Trent. Witness the ancient ceremony of the Grand Order of Oatcake Tasters as performed down the centuries - ending with the immortal “Oatcake Anthem”.

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