Stoke-on-Trent

What is Stoke-on-Trent known for?


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later by a fourth brother Robert Johnson. History The art school originated in 1853. In the nineteenth century each of the towns making up the (future) city of Stoke-on-Trent founded its own art school, the Burslem school moving into the Wedgwood Institute when it was completed in the 1860s. In 1905 the art school moved across the road to new purpose-built accommodation designed by A.R. Wood, a local architect. The new building with its distinctive large windows helped the art


huge role

the reign of Henry VIII) and Wolverhampton. Formed in 1977 in Stoke-on-Trent, Discharge (Discharge (band)) played a huge role in influencing other European hardcore bands. Their style of hardcore punk was coined as D-beat, a term a number of 1980s by imitators of Discharge (band) Discharge


significant bronze

to the south, Barthomley to the south-west, Haslington to the west, and Hassall to the north-west. The Church Lawton Barrows form part of a significant Bronze Age site near the town, though in the neighbouring civil parish (civil parishes in England) and village of Church Lawton. Church Lawton Barrows. Retrieval Date: 10 August 2007. Alsager ('Eleacier' in the Domesday Book) was a small farming


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2007 The Artbay Gallery in Fenton has a contemporary range of original works as well as limited editions. It is also the home of many of North Staffordshire's most renowned painters, including "The Potteries Lowry" aka Sid Kirkham, Vicky Mount, Dale


work challenging

Peter Hall (Peter Hall (urbanist)) and the editor of ''New Society'' magazine Paul Barker, he published ''Non-plan'', a work challenging planning orthodoxy. The town of '''Burslem''', known as the '''Mother Town''', is one of the six towns that amalgamated to form (Federation of Stoke-on-Trent) the current city of Stoke-on-Trent, in the ceremonial county (ceremonial counties of England) of Staffordshire, in the Midlands (English Midlands) of England.


artistic talent

'' and teapots, vitrified tableware by Dudson Brothers Ltd., as exhibited by artists in London's Pimlico Road, 2003 Other production centres in Britain, Europe and worldwide had a considerable lead in the production of high quality wares. Methodical and highly detailed research and experimentation, carried out over many years, nurtured the development of artistic talent throughout the local community and raised the profile of Staffordshire Potteries. This was spearheaded by one man, Josiah Wedgwood, who cut the first sod for the canal in 1766 and erected his Etruria Works that year, and later by other local potters such as Thomas Whieldon, along with scientists and engineers. Josiah Spode introduced bone china at Trent in 1796, and Thomas Minton opened his manufactory. With the industry came a large number of notable 20th-century ceramic artists including Clarice Cliff, Susie Cooper, Charlotte Rhead, Frederick Hurten Rhead and Jabez Vodrey. Coal mining North Staffordshire was a centre for coal mining. The first reports of coal mining in the area come from the 13th century. The Potteries Coalfield (part of the North Staffordshire Coalfield) covers by morgan Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Staffordshire Stoke-on-Trent


numerous construction

station being on a branch line from Stoke-on-Trent via Newcastle, Silverdale (Silverdale, Staffordshire) and Keele, to Market Drayton in Shropshire. Newcastle station (Newcastle-under-Lyme railway station) opened in September 1852, after numerous construction difficulties involving the two tunnels of 605 yards and 96 yards respectively at Hartshill. There were also two halts to the west of Newcastle station, located at Brampton Halt railway station Brampton


stage performance

; off-side rule that permitted forward passing. Marples, Morris. A History of Football, Secker and Warburg, London 1954, page 150 The modern forward-passing game was a direct consequence of Charterhouse and Westminster Football. death_date by morgan Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Staffordshire Stoke-on-Trent


arts collection

starred in a theatrical pantomime of ''Aladdin'' with fellow ''Home and Away'' co-star Greg Benson at the Theatre Royal, in Hanley (Hanley, Staffordshire), Stoke-on-Trent during December 1991 and January 1992


independent style

Party (UK) Labour style "text-align:center;" 32 - Independent (Independent (politician)) style "text-align:center;" 9 - Conservative (Conservative Party (UK)) style "text-align:center;" 2 Public services The city's acute hospital is the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. It comprises two sites: the Royal Infirmary and the City General. The hospital is being re-built on the City General site which is located on the A34

Stoke-on-Trent

'''Stoke-on-Trent''' ( . Together with Newcastle-under-Lyme and Kidsgrove, Stoke forms the Stoke-on-Trent Built-up Area. With the neighbouring boroughs of Newcastle-under-Lyme (Newcastle-under-Lyme (borough)) and Staffordshire Moorlands, the three form North Staffordshire, which in 2011 had a population of 469,000.

The conurbation continues to be polycentric (Polycentrism), having been formed by a federation of six separate towns and numerous villages in the early 20th century. The settlement from which the federated town (it was not a city until 1925) took its name was Stoke-upon-Trent, where the administration and chief mainline railway station (Stoke-on-Trent railway station) were located. After the union, Hanley (Hanley, Staffordshire) emerged as the primary commercial centre in the city, despite the efforts of its rival, Burslem. The three other component towns are Tunstall (Tunstall, Staffordshire), Longton (Longton, Staffordshire) and Fenton (Fenton, Staffordshire).

Stoke-on-Trent is considered to be the home of the pottery industry in England and is commonly known as the Potteries (Staffordshire Potteries). Formerly a primarily industrial conurbation, it is now a centre for service industries (Tertiary sector of the economy) and distribution centres (Distribution (business)).

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