Industry in the Potteries Seminar Posted 7 August 2019 by Alan Moorhouse Industry in the Potteries Seminar Whitmore Village Hall, Coneygreave Lane, Whitmore, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 5HX 09:30am for 10:00am on Saturday 12th October 2019 As well as pottery this seminar will look at some of the other industries in the region known as “the Potteries”. The venue near Newcastle-under-Lyme is conveniently less than 4 miles from junction 15 of the M6. Twitter #GuildPotteries Programme 09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee 10:00 – 10:10 Welcome to the Seminar – Alan Moorhouse 10:10 – 11:10 Records of Trades and Occupations as Sources for Local and Family History – Liz Street, Archivist, Collections Management, Staffordshire Record Office 11:10 – 11:15 Comfort Break 11:15 – 12:15 Take a Pinch: Salt-making History and Research Resources in Cheshire and Staffordshire – Sue Wilkes 12:15- 12.20 Comfort Break 12:20 – 13.05 Celebrating the Female Workforce at Doulton Pottery – Alison Boulton 13:05 – 14:00 Lunch Break 14:00 – 15:00 The Wedgwood Archives – Lucy Lead, Archivist 15:00 – 15:30 Tea Break 15:30 – 16:30 The Real Greatest Showman – Philip Astley and Me – Andrew Van Buren 16:30 – 16:35 Close of Seminar Applications to attend are welcome from Guild members, family historians, genealogists, and members of the general public having an interest in the subject matter. The seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £22.00 (including VAT). Whitmore is on the A53 between Newcastle-under-Lyme and Market Drayton. Whitmore Village Hall is between Whitmore and Baldwin’s Gate and was refurbished and extended in 2013; the hall is set back off the main road between Coneygreave Lane and Appleton Drive and has ample free parking (if travelling by car please use ST5 5BU for your sat-nav). Baldwin’s Gate is served by Arriva Midlands North bus 164 which has a stop near the junction of Station Road and A5006 Stoke Road/Shelton Old Road for anyone travelling by train to Stoke-on-Trent which is on the Stafford to Manchester branch of the West Coast mainline. A local map is available here. We would like to ensure that any delegate with a disability can participate fully in this event. Anyone with any special requirements should telephone the Guild Help Desk on 0800 011 2182 or email email@example.com. An accommodation listing is available here. A number of delegates and members of the organising committee will be staying Friday night at the Premier Inn Stoke/Trentham Gardens and will meet for dinner in the on-site Thyme Bar and Grill. Full joining instructions will be available here on, or shortly after, the official seminar booking closing date. What delegates delegates said about the most recent Selby seminar on 3rd August 2019: Primary motivation for attending? Convenient, location near home Opportunity to meet other Guild members and visit the area Gain more knowledge Learn more about new sources/region Learn something new To learn more about the industries in the area of my ancestors The topics covered an area I am not familiar with Support ONS Subjects General interest What aspects of this seminar went particularly well? The mix of speakers Very knowledgeable speakers Previously knew nothing at all about the alum industry Good variety of subjects All very interesting – gained from each presentation Interesting talks (very!) Everything, All of it (as usual) All the talks were excellent Gained a new perspective on subjects discussed The facilities at the venue were superb Organisation, like clockwork Breaks, lunch What did you learn? Range of material – 6 pages of notes! A lot – too much to mention Links to websites, history of all subjects, interesting facts More information on all subjects Many interesting facts; New facts about all topics Different primary sources, how to link in a study Nothing that will aid my own research but a lot of fascinating insights Lots!! Why my ancestors moved to Goole Local history; Interesting local history background Where to access records; Where to look for canal records Booking To book on this seminar, you can use our our online form¹ in any of three ways: Book online and pay online via PayPal or credit card; For Guild members, book online and pay by direct bank transfer through your bank, quoting the reference number on the form (this is the method which represents the least cost to the Guild); Fill in the booking form online, then print it and send it through the post with your cheque. Alternatively, you can download our booking form flyer, which can be printed, filled-in, and posted, with a cheque to: Alan Moorhouse, [Seminar Bookings], 8 Strachans Close, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL5 3EB. Bookings close on 29th September 2019. All online bookings made by bank transfer or PayPal will receive an automatic system generated email confirmation and bookings made by cheque will be acknowledged upon receipt. All bookings will then be confirmed by email, with full joining instructions, on or shortly after, the closing date; if you don’t then receive any of these emails please email to check that your booking has been received. Further information may be obtained by telephoning the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182, or by email from firstname.lastname@example.org. ¹Please note, when booking on a seminar either by post or online, the Guild’s “Distance Selling” terms and conditions. Other events For details of other events organised by the Guild, go to the Events Calendar.