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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Alcock, Lindley and Bloore

From Graces Guide
Dec 1921.

Alcock, Lindley and Bloore, of Vulcan Pottery, Clough Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

1882 Smith and Co (of Stoke on Trent) established in Clough Street

1919 Messrs. Alcock, Lindley and Bloore, of Swinnertons, purchased a teapot factory, taking over the premises of (?)Smith and Co(?).

The teapot business developed and a further teapot factory was added to the group. They made teapots in the Brown Betty style, and later Coffee Pots. The factory was only a small concern employing about 100 people, consisting of about 5 families.

The directors, now joined by Mr. R.B. Bloore and Mr. W.S. Lindley, decided to build a new, single-storey factory, for the exclusive manufacture of Samian (clear glaze) and Rockingham (brown glaze) teapots.

In 1938 a start was made to rebuild the Vulcan Pottery but it was interrupted by WWII.

August 1952 the redevelopment of the Vulcan Pottery was completed.

1964 Subsidiary of Allied English Potteries on its formation[1].

Taken over in 1974/5 by Royal Doulton and closed down in 1979.

Later became part of Steelite International PLC


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 13 July 1964
  • [1] The Potteries Website