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'Treasures from an Earthen Pot'
Stoke upon Trent was the center of the pottery industry in Victorian
times where well known pottery factories such as Minton, Spode and
Wedgwood, along with hundreds of smaller potteries produced every sort
of ceramic from fine china to tiles.
Recently, most of these potteries have been lost together with many fine Victorian buildings.
Margaret Birks is the granddaughter of a pottery manufacturer working
in Stoke upon Trent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries. She is proud of her grandfather's skills and is disappointed
at the loss of the potteries heritage to future generations.
Fifteen years ago she and Jean Rosser became owners of a canal boat and
while traveling on the local canals became even more aware of the
industrial heritage which was in danger of being lost.
They decided to write a series of canal books; novels set in the Stoke
upon Trent potteries and on the surrounding canals in Victorian times
hoping that through their writing the history of the area would not be
The novels are lighthearted historical mysteries with a romantic theme
and 'Treasures from an Earthen Pot' is the first of these.
'Treasures fom an Earthen Pot' is published as an e book and as a
paperback by Wings Press and on Amazon Kindle can be purchased from