About

Burslem is the Mother Town of Stoke-on-Trent in the Staffordshire Potteries. It is packed with stunning buildings from across the ages. It is pronounced “Burzlem”, not “Bursslem”.

Our aim is to help businesses, organisations and the town itself to thrive

This website is an open, independent and free platform for anybody who lives or works in Burslem – or visits – to share what they are doing. We want to show the wealth of Burslem life, so often hidden behind walls, and attract people to the town. We also want to make sure that when people visit, they have a great time and get a helping hand to find their way around if they need it.

It is being developed by local volunteers using the fantastic free WordPress platform and with additional help from Jellifish, Live and Learn Land and Talk About Local.

Are you the official tourist board / regeneration company?
No, the Tourist Board is here and the Burslem Regeneration Company is here. Stoke-on-Trent City Council is here.

This site is independent for and by anyone in Burslem who wants to read and contribute.

Some people who have visited or stayed in Burslem include: Josiah Wedgwood, Charles Darwin, Arnold Bennett, Robbie Williams, Alec Guinness… we’re not sure we believe the rumours about Elvis Presley.

  1. #1 by gary witcomb on April 10, 2013 - 7:33 pm

    is the funfair still held in the market place for may bank holiday

  2. #2 by clarewhite on April 11, 2013 - 10:26 am

    It is Gary, if you are on Facebook there’s all the updates and you can get involved in the 2013 festival here: https://www.facebook.com/events/424128881014293/

  3. #3 by Sandra Hanks nee Hilton on June 3, 2013 - 7:15 pm

    Have been here since 1940.apart from a few years liveing abroad but lovely to be back here in Burslem ..

  4. #4 by Ken Burslem on April 2, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    Our surname is Burslem – and appreciate your note on the pronunciation.
    In our Australian home we’ve always used the -ss- version – but now will
    put the record straight every time we’re asked our name…Must visit one day…

    • #5 by clarewhite on April 2, 2014 - 12:03 pm

      You’d be very welcome Ken! If you really want to sound like a native, try Bozlum :)

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