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Festival of Bottle Ovens (throughout August)

In August and September 2018 Gladstone Pottery Museum will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Last Bottle Oven Firing.

At their peak over 2000 bottle ovens dominated the skyline of the City of Stoke-on-Trent. They created the very character of The Potteries. Today only 29 biscuit and glost bottle ovens remain standing and two thirds of those are within a five minute walk of Gladstone Pottery Museum.

Hartshill Midsummer Fair

Potteries Heritage Society will be setting up our display at this free event bringing together local residents, businesses, craftspeople, community groups and public services around the twin themes of the environment and the arts. The Lord Mayor and Ward Councillors will be visiting all the stalls, and entertainment will be provided throughout the day by local musicians, singers, dancers and sports performers. Children will have the chance to see and touch the Farm on Wheels small animals, and handle some of Christopher's Reptiles.


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