Stoke-On-Trent is an area of rich local history and industrial heritage. The city is made up of the six towns of Stoke-On-Trent – Burslem, Tunstall, Fenton, Hanley, Longton and Stoke, after they were unified in 1910. Before this, although only separated by a cart track called the Lane, each town developed its own unique identity, which still shine through to this day.
We are famed for our ceramic industry, which began to boom during the industrial revolution. The old pottery kilns around the city are hard to miss, and stand testament to the incredible work of the city. The Wedgewood pottery we produce to this day is still globally acclaimed, and as the fifth generation of pottery workers enter the factory, the industry shows no signs of slowing.
We are home to a variety of great people, who have changed the face of the United Kingdom forever. We can boast the designer of the spitfire, Reginald Mitchell, who’s innovations changed the events of WW2. We were once home to Josiah Wedgewood, who single-handedly revolutionised the global pottery industry. And of course, we have Sir Stanley Matthews CBE, one of the greatest footballers this world has known.
Stoke-On-Trent is a friendly, vibrant and ever-changing city, and our diverse history speaks for that. We have always been at the forefront of development, of industrialisation, and of change, and will continue to evolve well into the future. As we begin to leave behind the image of an old, industrial town, and grow into a bustling modern city, there has never been a better time to buy property in Stoke-On-Trent.