Burslem - People and Buildings, Buildings and People


This book looks at buildings in the town of Burslem from the point of view of the people of Burslem. Civic buildings reminiscent of classical antiquity, chapels and churches serving the various religious denominations, residences designed to demonstrate the status of their owners, and hotels and public houses serving the commercial and social needs of an industrial society.

The stories relating to the histories of our chosen buildings have been pieced together by talking to many Burslem people, by consulting written historical documentation and by searching through local newspapers from the late 19th Century to our own times.

The book is profusely illustrated with photographs, period prints and original artwork.