This project to reinstate the original window layout to the first and second floors of the Post Office was done with the help of the Burslem Regeneration Company.
There was a meeting held here in 1769, between Josiah Wedgewood and Thomas Bentley, Erasmus Darwin and the engineer James Brindley, which culminated in the cutting of the Trent and Mersey Canal.
‘On Friday last I dined with Mr Brindley, the Duke of Bridgewater’s engineer, after which we had a meeting at the Leopard on the subject of navigation from Hull …to Burslem‘ Josiah Wedgwood, 11 March 1765.
Much more about the history of this fascinating pub here
You can see a photo from c 1965 here
More information about the bank here.
Does anyone know what stood here before these two buildings? I would love to hear from you – please drop me a line through the comments box below. The bear mural is a reminder of the bull and bear baiting that used to go on in St John’s Square, just around the corner.
Market Place, Burslem can be seen as a whole street over on www.drawingthestreet.co.uk
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