14th September 2019 @ 10:00 am
Gladstone Pottery Museum
Uttoxeter Rd
Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ


Meeting at Moorlands Owler Bar nr Sheffield S17 3BQ, at 9:30 leaving at 10:00 our route will take us via Bakewell, Monyash, Lognor to Leek for leak, coffee and a cake. Then it is on to The Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke-on-Trent.

Stoke-on-Trent is world famous for its pottery and no visit to the city would be complete without experiencing this unique museum. Discover how bone china tableware was made in the original workshops and giant bottle kilns of the former Gladstone China Works, now preserved as the last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country.

Located in a Victorian pottery factory, the museum offers a fascinating insight into the history of Stoke-on-Trent, famous the world over for the quality of its pottery.

Gladstone was not a famous pottery, however it was typical of hundreds of similar factories in the area making everyday ceramic items for the mass market. Experience for yourself what conditions were like for the men, women and children who worked at the centre of the world’s pottery industry.

Watch daily demonstrations of pottery skill and try your hand at throwing a pot, making a bone china flower or decorating a piece a pottery to create a unique souvenir of your visit for a small extra charge. The Gladstone Shop sells a variety of unusual gifts you won’t find on the high street, including local history books and DVDs and pottery made and decorated at the museum. The Gladstone Caféserves hot and cold food, drinks and cakes which you can enjoy with a view of Gladstone’s famous cobbled courtyard.

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From there members going on to the National Rally on Sunday will leave heading south, those going back home can retrace their steps possibly going via  Ashbourne and Matlock or pick up the A50 to the M1 north. Mileage to Pottery Museum approx. 40 miles, return to Meadowhell Approx 55 miles
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