Something I didn’t know about Stoke-on-Trent when I first started working here was that the city of Stoke-on-Trent and The Potteries are one and the same, and that the city of Stoke-on-Trent is actually made up of “The Six Towns” of Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton. Stoke is one of the six towns, but the city centre is actually in Hanley. Confused? I was! Especially with the roadsigns that say “City Centre (Hanley)”. Once one of the locals had explained, it all became clear.
Here are some from an evening walk in Hanley a few weeks ago, near to where I’m staying.