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Biking to Bottle Ovens

As part of the Heritage Open Days festival, join Potteries Heritage Society and our partners for a pleasant morning cycle taking in 20 bottle ovens in the north of the city. Local experts and experienced cyclists will be on hand to guide you through the 12-mile route and to relate the history and heritage of these local icons.

Starts 09:30am, finishing back at Forest Park at around 12:30pm.

Booking essential: contact Mike Barr: barr48@btopenworld.com or 01782 616243

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.

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