A watercolour by W.E. Mackeness.
This was roughly where the Arena Shopping Park is today.
I think this is looking due south with the peaks of the roofs of the houses at the west End of Hermitage Road in the distance.
The pond was the scene of several tragic deaths of local children for whom it was a real attraction.
Here's a photo the same building viewed from the other side, about a quarter of a century later
See more pictures of the potteries by clicking on the potteries tag, below right.
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