Having just brought some more cereal bowls from Royal Stafford in Burslem, I'm really proud to see the makers stamp with made in Burslem on the base.
And at £1 a piece well worth the money-
For many years now there has been campaigns for food growers to supply locally grown veg/meat to local people - farmers markets are one example . so theres demand from people who wish to purchase items things that have been made with-in their community.
And if you are of a certain age I'm betting you still look to check at the base of a cup/plate/ figure/teapot to see if its made in this area. You can also spot someone who lives in this area if you are on holiday elsewhere doing the same thing.
We always try to buy local pottery items , and at time we are tempted to buy the 50p plate at ikea , but made in turkey on the base of a plate doesn't fit right when you are born and breed in the Potteries . and theres plenty of bargains on offer at the local pot banks pottery shop.
The metal rain grids in the street are made in Hanley Brookfields i wonder where the new grids are made?
ive found myself looking at the street funiture now looking were the grids are made- found a F Fuller engineer- tunstall made and a goodwins and sons in hanley made water grid cover-