Early 1970s

The Potters

A 15 minute introduction to Pottery and Gladstone Pottery Museum, and appeal for its preservation

Derek H Johnson, Chairman and Managing Director,
H & R Johnson-Richards Tiles Ltd
Appeal for Gladstone Pottery Museum
Screen grab from 'The Potters' Film

C W (Bill) Bowers, Chairman and Managing Director,
Staffordshire Potteries (Holdings ) Ltd
Appeal for Gladstone Pottery Museum
Screen grab from 'The Potters' Film

Screen grabs from 'The Potters' Film



Early 1970s 

Outside Gladstone China and Salisbury China 



Gladstone Pottery Museum Story
Gladstone Pottery Museum, Uttoxeter Road, Longton
Photo: Rodney Hampson  Note The Vulcan Inn  Date: Early 1970s


Gladstone Pottery Museum Story History
Gladstone Pottery Museum, Sutherland Road,  Longton, Stoke-on-Trent
Later in the 1970s and the Vulcan Inn has gone
Photo: Rodney Hampson

Vulcan Arms, Uttoxeter Road, Longton
Photo: source unknown  Date: unknown


Gladstone Pottery Museum Story History
Gladstone Pottery Museum, Sutherland Road,  Longton, Stoke-on-Trent
The White House
Photo: Rodney Hampson  Date: 1970



1972

Buildings at Gladstone Works, prior to restoration. Parts of the Roslyn Pottery factory can be seen in this view.

Gladstone Works
Photo: Stoke-on-Trent Museums / Staffordshire Past Track  Date: 1972 



1973

December 1973 Notice of Development Proposals : Use of pottery as working museum

Gladstone Pottery Museum Story - December 1973 - Notice of Development Proposals
Use of pottery as working museum
Photo: Phil Rowley



Work begins

The volunteer 'heavy brigade' start work on clearing the site while to professionals move in to start the restoration.

Gladstone Pottery Museum Story
Gladstone - work begins
Photo: Arthur Maxfield


Gladstone Pottery Museum Story
Gladstone - work begins
Photo: Arthur Maxfield


Building Restoration

Professionals were employed to make the buildings safe. One of them, a bricklayer, helped make sure all the buildings were in a sound condition. His name was Sidney Ayres, born & bred in Longton, a stone's throw from Gladstone, in Chaplin Road. (info from Neil Bourne, August 2016)