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Middleport Pottery, situated on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Stoke-on-Trent, was built by Burgess and Leigh in the late nineteenth century. The Grade II* listed Pottery is the UK’s last working Victorian pot bank in continuous production. After 130 years, Middleport Pottery remains home to world-famous ‘Burleigh’ pottery. Through public and private funding, Middleport Pottery was saved from closure and underwent substantial remodelling and renovation, transforming it into a visitor attraction and centre for creative businesses. Middleport Pottery is now an award-winning visitor destination based in the heart of the potteries.

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Re-Form Heritage has worked with public and private funders and the local community to regenerate the 11 former pottery workers' terraces. Harper Street is now open and includes a new heritage offer, workshop and retail space for seven creative businesses and a publicly accessible archive and research centre. The regeneration also houses a vital community centre run by local community organisation Middleport Matters offering residents social, training and community support opportunities. FIND OUT MORE

Old Duchy Palace

Old Duchy Palace, in Lostwithiel, was built by Edmund Earl of Cornwall in 1292. In 1337, when the Black Prince became the Duke of Cornwall, he made the Palace his administrative centre, where the Courts, Treasury, Maritime offices and the tin industry were run from. When The Prince's Foundation bought Old Duchy Palace in 2009, it was seriously derelict and on the Buildings at Risk Register. But with the help of the Cornwall Buildings Preservation Trust (CBPT) who now manages the property, and funding from the European Regional Growth Fund, Duchy Palace’s unique heritage has been saved and developed into a business and retail space to benefit the local community and economy for generations to come. FIND OUT MORE