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Introducing Stoke-on-Trent

Staffordshire’s industrial heart, though historically important in pottery production, holds limited appeal to the visitor, except in one department: the porcelain for which the city is famed. For a preview of Stoke, check out Arnold Bennett’s memorable descriptions of the area in its industrial heyday in his novel Anna of the Five Towns (something of a misnomer as Stoke actually consists of six towns).