Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, UK: The Potteries
Created | Updated Mar 18, 2002
It is an interesting and little-known fact that every home in the UK has a small piece of Stoke-on-Trent inside it. Whether it's a teapot or a toilet, the chances are it was manufactured in Stoke-on-Trent.
It is also interesting to note that the area surrounding the city of Stoke is known as "The Potteries", thus making it the only city in the UK to be known by its industry. Northampton isn't known as "The Shoes" and Sheffield isn't known as "The Knives", although it very well could be.