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of Ford Potteries (Ford A Pottery and Ford B Pottery), Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Company founded by Christopher Thompson Maling
1859 Ford A factory built on a two-acre site in the Ouseburn Valley
1879 Ford B factory built on a 14-acre site in St. Lawrence, Newcastle, and was the largest pottery in Britain at that time
1901 Employing some 1,000 persons
1947 Company bought by Hoults