Victorian Middleport Pottery factory 'saved'

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The site of the last working Victorian pottery factory in Staffordshire has been given financial support by the Prince's Regeneration Trust.

The charity announced on Monday that it would invest £7.5m into preserving and regenerating Burgess, Dorling and Leigh's factory site in Stoke-on-Trent.

Burleigh blue and white floral china has been made at Middleport Pottery since 1888 and until 2007 the chinaware was made using steam-powered machinery.

Garry Biggs, managing director of Denby Potteries Ltd which owns the factory, said he welcomed the investment.

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