Then & Now: Remembering Tuscan Works in Longton


Situated on Forrister Street, Longton, the Tuscan China works factory was built by RH and SL Plant, the original makers of Tuscan China, in around 1900.

How the Tuscan Works building in Forrister Street, Longton, used to look

The Forrister Street site was transferred into the ownership of Wedgwood when RH and SL Plant became part of the group in 1966.

The factory closed in 2007 with the loss of 100 jobs, and the site was not among the assets acquired by US firm KPS Capital Partners when it bought most of Wedgwood out of administration in 2009.

Following closure of the pottery works, the building was repeatedly targeted by vandals. In 2011, the site was sold at auction for £255,000. Since then, as the second photograph shows, the former works has been knocked down.

Tuscan Street works site as it is today

What do you remember about the Tuscan Works? Did you or a relative work there? Contact Adam Gratton at The Way We Were, Sentinel House, Bethesda Street, Hanley, ST1 3GN,call 01782 864255, or email
adam.gratton@reachplc.com





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