Beautiful red poppies have appeared recently on a wall of the Old Phoenix Works just off the main road on King Street, Longton, not far from the station
The site of the old Phoenix works has, over the last few years, undergone renovation work and some areas have been turned into shops and offices.
The factory was built around 1879 - 1881 by Thomas Forester and Sons pottery manufacturers who specialised in producing Earthenware and Majolica. In 1881 Thomas Forester is said to have received the largest order for the very popular Majolica Wares ever received by a Staffordshire Pottery.
Above The Glost House Cafe Bar
Above The Portmeirion Pottery Factory Shop and the Period Property Store.
Anyway, back to the poppies. This work was commissioned for the centenary of the end of WWI and was produced by the Entrepreneurs Network over a few days last week. I wish I'd have seen them working on it.
It's rather beautiful.