Celebrating Forty Years of Gladstone Pottery MuseumThis blog was created to recognise the remarkable achievements of Gladstone Working Pottery Museum during the forty years since it was opened officially by The Duke of Gloucester on 24th April 1975. It is an independent and amateur site with no association with the Official Gladstone Pottery Museum website.
|Gladstone Logo from the 1975 Souvenir Booklet|
|Gladstone Pottery Museum Story - an iconic photo|
Kevin Millward in the cobbled yard
From the start volunteers have been an essential and integral part of the operation of Gladstone and that's how I got involved, fresh out of college, in the early 1970s.
It's where I met my wife, Pam Bott>, another volunteer who became one of the Museum's first Curators. She wrote the Bottle Ovens leaflet. more>
It's where my mother Millie Woolliscroft worked as a volunteer hand paintress demonstrator.
It's where my sister Kathy Niblett created the Sampy Exhibition in 1976. more>
It's where my brother-in-law, Paul Niblett, has worked tirelessly as a volunteer since 1971. more>
It's where my sister-in-law. Val Bott, now an independent museum consultant, advised on displays in the early days of the museum, especially in relation to tiles. more>
It's a potty family!
Blog AuthorTerry Woolliscroft here>
Creator of The Potbank Dictionary here>
Creator of Twyfords History Blog here>
Creator of The Potteries Bottle Oven here>
AcknowledgementsThanks go to these people who have contributed information, images and movies which have been uploaded to the blog:
- Brian Colclough
- Ray Johnson
- David Malkin
- Kathy Niblett
- Paul Niblett
- Phil Rowley
- Pam Woolliscroft
|Nominated for inclusion |
in the UK Web Archive more>
Gladstone Pottery MuseumUttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 1PQ
Official museum website here>
The museum is on the corner of Chadwick Street and Uttoxeter Road, with brown signs from all major routes into the town of Longton.
The museum has a large free car park on Chadwick Street - to exit the car park you will need to collect a token from Reception.
There is parking for Blue Badge holders at the very front of the museum next to the main gates at the entrance. If you need any help with directions please call on 01782 237777 or email email@example.com