Pilkington's Tile & Pottery Co. Ltd., Clifton Junction, ManchesterPilkington's Tiles was established when a coal-mining enterprise struck clay rather than coal. The owners called on William Burton, a chemist with Josiah Wedgwood who suggested that the clay would make good tiles. He was engaged to run the business and production started in 1892. The company went on to become one of the leading tile manufacturers in the UK, and continues today. They have manufactured a wide range of tiles over the years, from hand-painted and lustre tiles to commercial kitchen and bathroom ranges in more recent years. The company amalgamated with Carter & Co in 1964 and took over George Wooliscroft & Son in 2000.
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