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Pottery worker meets Prince Charles

He said hello and asked me how long I had been working here. That was about it. It was very exciting to meet him.

My job is to get local communities involved. We do thing with local schools and community groups focussing on the area's ceramic history. This is the only place you can see this manufacturing process being carried out.

– Teresa Fox-Wells, Middleport pottery


Prince Charles in Stoke-on-Trent

Prince Charles visits Middleport pottery Credit: ITV News Central

Middleport has been manufacturing fine pottery on site since 1888.The money raised by the Prince's Rgeneration Trust has been spent on preservation of approximately 19,000 historic moulds and other machinery, as well as the site's historic buildings.

Prince Charles visits Middleport pottery Credit: ITV News Central

Prince Charles arrives at Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent

Prince Charles in the region Credit: ITV News Central

This is part of a two-day tour celebrating British manufacturing.The pottery was saved from closure in 2011 after the Prince's Regeneration Trust raised £8 million; much to the relief of the fifty employees.The pottery is one of the few places in the world still making unique Burleigh pottery.

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