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Heritage Open Day events and guided tours

Heritage Open Days

8th – 12th September 2010

‘The past shaping the future’

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As part of centenary celebrations for the federation of the six towns of Stoke-On-Trent, Urban Vision will be providing a series of special Heritage Open Day events and guided tours of Burslem, Longton, Stoke and the City Centre (Hanley). Urban Vision will also be running guided tours in Fenton and Tunstall.

Please download our flyer here for further details, or see our website at for details on creative workshops. If you would like to book onto any of our tours, workshops or events, please call 01782 575321 or email

Please consult individual venues/contacts for other events or venue tours.

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Burslem’s heritage trail

by John Webbe

Have you seen the information boards around Burslem town centre? Maybe you have seen the bright-green leaflets which proudly shout “Welcome to Burslem, Mother Town of the Potteries”? They form Burslem’s heritage trail.

I decided to follow this route with my retired parents and my then nearly-two-year old daughter as we enjoyed the sun shining bright overhead. There are nine heritage trail boards in total – seven around Burslem town centre and one each at Moorcroft & Middleport Pottery. I am not going to repeat any of the information on the heritage trail boards or in the leaflet, I’ll leave that to you to find out, but believe me, it’s worth it – there’s some fascinating information for even the most hardened Boslemite to learn!
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