Bottle Kiln Walk


On September 20th Keith Meeson and a group of fundraisers walked to all surviving bottle kilns in the City - the Bottle Kiln Walk.

Ray Johnson, with three other cameramen, filmed the event and interviewed people taking part, plus the Lord Mayor, Jean Gough (daughter of Sir Stanley Matthews), and also entertainer Pete Conway and Joan Walley MP - who both participated.

This is a record of the event, but also includes rare archive film of bottle kilns in the days of coal firing and the last ever firing of a bottle kiln in 1978.