Finding An Accountant in Stoke - Facts about Stoke
A City in "The Potteries" in North Staffordshire
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The city of Stoke-on-Trent is in Staffordshire and is home to 240,000 people . It's name comes from the Old English word stoc meaning place, and the fact that it is situated on the River Trent. It was made a city in 1925 and is in fact the coming together of six different towns - Stoke-upon-Trent, Hanley, Longton, Burslem, Fenton and Tunstall. Hanley has now become the main city centre which includes the Potteries Shopping Centre.
Over nine thousand businesses are based in Stoke including mobile phone giant Phones4U run by local entrepreneur John Caudwell and online betting company bet365, the brainchild of local businessman Peter Coates. To most people though the area brings to mind one industry above all others - pottery. In fact since the late 1600's the area has been renowned as the global centre for the manufacture of fine pottery and household names such as Wedgwood, Minton, Royal Doulton and Spode. To coal to fire these many kilns was mined locally and the "potteries coalfield" covered a hundred sq. miles in Staffordshire. The mining industry was a major employer in the mid-twentieth century, employing around twenty thousand men. However the last mine in the area closed in the 1990's and now all that is left are the grass covered slag heaps from yesteryear.
The city of Stoke-on-Trent has two football teams of note - Stoke City, who currently play in the Premiership and play their home games at the Britannia Stadium, and Port Vale FC, who play in the Football League with their home ground being Vale Park in Burslem.
In addition to the 6 main towns that constitute the city, there are many other areas and districts including Shelton, Meir Hay, Abbey Hulton, Smallthorne, Bradeley, Etruria, Middleport, Meir Park, Trentham, Trent Vale, Adderley Green, Birches Head, Bentilee, Milton, Blurton, Hartshill, Meir, Penkhull, Sneyd, Green, Cliffe Vale, Bucknall, Fegg Hayes, Baddeley Green and Heron Cross.
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