Wedding Photography Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire
Stoke-on-Trent often abbreviated to Stoke, also known as “the potteries” is a city in Staffordshire. The population of the town is circa 240,000 and is a very mixed race and religion structure. Stoke considered to be the home of the pottery industry in England, hence the nick name the potteries. Formerly a primarily industrial conurbation, it is now a centre for service industries and distribution centres.
Since the 17th century, the area has been almost exclusively known for its large scale pottery manufacturing. Companies such as Royal Dalton, Dudson Ltd, Spode and Wedgwood were established and based there. The local abundance of coal and clay suitable for earthware production led to the early development of the local pottery industry. The construction of the trent and mersey canal enabled the import of china clay from Cornwall together with other materials and facilitated the production of creamware and bone china.
These days, stoke is as much famous for the birthplace of Robbie Williams as it is for anything else and of course now boasts a Premier League Football Team in Stoke City, based at the Britannia Stadium on the outskirts of the city.
Stoke-on-Trent does not have a cathedral, but the main Church of England, civic church is Stoke Minster
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Stokes most famous export…..of course behind pottery roots dating back to the 17th century