Delivering wares

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Description:Crates of wares, packed with straw, are unloaded from a North Staffordshire Railway truck.

Crate-making was an auxilliary trade that served the pottery industry. Fragile finished wares needed protection on their journeys around the world!

Railways served the pottery industry well, both bringing in raw materials from Cornwall, and distributing fine porcelain and earthenware to dinner tables everywhere.

This image is featured by kind permission of the Churnet Valley Railway.


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