MIDDLEPORT POTTERY

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 potbank 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 remodeling 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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WHITECHAPEL BELL FOUNDRY

Whitechapel Bell Foundry manufactured Big Ben, the Liberty Bell and Bow Bells amongst many thousands of other bells in daily use.


In 2017 the foundry was bought for development as a boutique hotel and hospitality venue. The development incorrectly presumes that the site is no longer viable as a foundry.


Re-Form Heritage; Factum Foundation; numerous community, heritage and bellringing organisations; and thousands of individuals have contributed to and driven the campaign to save the site of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.

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HARPER STREET, MIDDLEPORT

Re-Form Heritage is working with public and private funders and the local community to regenerate the 11 former pottery workers' terraces.


Harper Street will include a new heritage offer, workshop and retail space for seven creative businesses and a publicly accessible archive and research centre.


The regeneration will also create a vital community centre run by a local organisation offering Middleport’s residents social, training and community support opportunities.

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