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Last Bottle Oven Firing 1978 - display at Gladstone Pottery Museum

Last Bottle Oven Firing 1978 
Display at Gladstone Pottery Museum 
Photo: Terry Woolliscroft Collection  Date : 25 July 2018

01 August 2018 - Festival of Bottle Ovens - Launch Day at Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton


The Festival of Bottle Ovens 2018 at Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. 
The Festival was opened on 1st August 2018 by Councillor Lillian Dodd, Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent. 
Here she is cutting the ribbon, introduced by Angela Lee, Museum Manager.


FOBO 2018 Launch Day
Photos: Phil Rowley  Date: 1 Aug 2018

FOBO 2018 Launch Day
Photos: Phil Rowley   Date: 1 Aug 2018

FOBO 2018 Launch Day
Photos: Phil Rowley  Date: 1 Aug 2018

FOBO 2018 Launch Day
Photos: Phil Rowley  Date: 1 Aug 2018

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Lilian Dodd, opens the
Festival of Bottle Ovens at Gladstone Pottery Museum
Movie: Courtesy of Stoke-on-Trent City Council  Date: 1 Aug 2018


FOBO 2018 Launch Day
Photo: Brian Colclough Date: 1 Aug 2018

FOBO 2018 Launch Day 
Photos: Brian Colclough Date:  Aug 2018

FOBO 2018 Launch Day 
Photo: Andy Perkin Date: 1 Aug 2018

FOBO 2018 Launch Day 
Photo: Andy Perkin Date: 1 Aug 2018


08 August 2018 - Historic Buildings of Longton - talk by Phil Rowley




11 August 2018 - Oatcakes All Round

DOUBLE BILL:
‘Baxstuns, Sprittles and Oats’ Dr. Pam Sambrook (historian and author of The Staffordshire Oatcake – A History) gave a historical review of the origins and development of the Staffordshire oatcake, from the Pennine moorlands to the Potteries.

Photos: Terry Woolliscroft 

Then Ray Johnson MBE celebrated all things oatcake - the king of foods in Stoke-on-Trent. Together with four volunteers he recreated the Ancient Ceremony of the Grand Order of Oatcake Tasters as performed down the centuries - ending with the immortal Oatcake Anthem.



Photos: Phil Rowley and Pam Woolliscroft